"Selma" Tops African-American Film Critics Awards 


The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) chose "Selma" as the Best Picture of the Year! The first studio film to center around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also won Best Actor for David Oyelowo, Best Director for Ava Duvernay, and Best Music for John Legend and Common.

AAFCA will hold its annual award ceremony and dinner on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00pm the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, CA.

The following is a complete list of 2014 AAFCA Awards winners:

Best Actor David Oyelowo, Selma (Paramount)
Best Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle (Fox Searchlight)
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer, Black and White (Rela.)
Best Supporting Actor Tyler Perry, Gone Girl (Fox) /J.K. Simmons, Whiplash (SPC)
Best World Cinema Timbuktu (Les Films du Worso)
Breakout Performance Tessa Thompson, Dear White People (RAtt.)
Best Director Ava Duvernay, Selma (Paramount)
Best Screenplay Gina Prince-Bythewood, Beyond the Lights (Rela)
Best Music John Legend/Common, “Glory” (Selma soundtrack)
Best Ensemble Get On Up (Universal)
Best Independent Film Dear White People (Roadside Attractions)
Best Animation The Boxtrolls (Focus)
Best Documentary Life Itself (Magnolia)

AAFCA Top Ten Films of 2014 are as follows in order of distinction:

1. Selma
2. The Imitation Game
3. Theory of Everything
4. Birdman
5. Belle
6. Top Five
7. Unbroken
8. Dear White People
9. Get On Up
10. Black and White

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