Monday, 7 December 2015

AAFCA FLIES THE FLAG FOR BLACK AMERICAN FILMMAKING WITH 2015 AWARDS


Doing what they're designed to do, and for which I sure can't fault them, the African-American Film Critics Association rewards a full slate of African-American themed films with its 2015 awards. Some of their choices might be more popular with the critical elite than others, and I can't say I'd have voted for Straight Outta Compton myself, but this is exactly the right response to last year's blanched-out awards season. Check out all the AAFCA's winners below:

Best Picture
1. Straight Outta Compton
2. Creed
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Beasts of No Nation
5. The Martian
6. 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
=  Dope
8. Chi-Raq
9. Carol
10. The Big Short
11. The Danish Girl

Best Director
Ryan Coogler (Creed)

Best Actor
Will Smith (Concussion)

Best Actress
Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq)

Best Supporting Actor
Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton)

Best Supporting Actress
Tessa Thompson (Creed)

Best Screenplay
Rick Famuyiwa (Dope)

Best Song
'See You Again' (Furious 7)

Best Ensemble
Straight Outta Compton

Best Animation
The Peanuts Movie

Best Documentary
A Ballerina's Tale

Best Independent Film
Chi-Raq

Best Breakout Performance
Michael B. Jordan (Creed)