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Danielle Brooks on Fans 'Taken Back' by Her Sofia Performance in 'The Color Purple' (Exclusive)

Brooks has earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of Sofia in 'The Color Purple.'

The Color Purple is a coming-of-age musical directed by Blitz Bazawule and also starring Fantasia Barrino and Taraji P. Henson. Her cinematic performance earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting category, and the feat marks sort of a full-circle moment, given that Winfrey also was nominated for an Oscar in the same category, and it was Winfrey who called Brooks over Zoom and surprised her with the Color Purple casting news. She's up against Emily Blunt ( Oppenheimer), Penélope Cruz ( Ferrari), Jodie Foster ( Nyad) and Da'vine Joy Randolph ( The Holdovers).

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