Joseph Patel’s ‘Summer of Soul’ voted Best Musical Film

Joseph Patel, from left, Questlove, David Dinerstein and Robert Fyvolent, winners of the Best Musical Film award for ‘Summer of Soul,’ pose in the press room during the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP)

Vegas: After winning an Oscar, Indian-American producer Joseph Patel’s “Summer of Soul” won a Grammy for Best Musical.

The film, which revolves around the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, won coveted awards on “Bo Burnham: Inside,” “American Utopia,” “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,” and “Music, Money, madness”. .. Jimi Hendrix in Maui’.

Patel recently drew attention to slapstick comedian Chris Rock and actor Will Smith over their altercation which happened just before his film won the award at the 94th Academy Awards.

Patel took to Twitter and explained his take on the whole incident via a thread, which the producer later deleted calling it unproductive.

“The reason I’m so angry is because I was so proud to be one of the few South Asians to win an Oscar in the history of the award. I was thrilled to be the 3rd South Asian to win that night – after Riz (Ahmed) and Aneil Karia won earlier in the night for (best live action short film winner) “The Long Goodbye”. on the same night – this has never happened before! And this is significant! This is history,” Patel tweeted, slamming Rock for portraying Patel and producers other than Ahmir Questlove Thompson as a group of “four whites”.

The documentary “Summer Of Soul” is directed by Ahmir Thompson, known by his stage name Questlove. Patel backed the film with producers Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein.

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