Straight Outta Compton Named 2015’s Best Film by African-American Film Critics Association

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The African-American Film Critics Association has announced its picks for 2015's best in film and TV, giving Straight Outta Compton top honors. The N.W.A biopic took Best Picture, Best Ensemble, and Best Supporting Actor for Jason Mitchell's portrayal of Eazy-E. The AAFCA named Ryan Coogler Best Director for Creed; Tessa Thompson won Best Supporting Actress and Michael B. Jordan was given Breakout Performance. Will Smith won Best Actor for Concussion and Teyonah Parris won Best Actress for Spike Lee's Chi-Raq, which was also named Best Independent Film. Black-ish and How to Get Away With Murder picked up Best TV Comedy and Drama, respectively. Here's the full list of the 2015 AAFCA Awards winners:

Best Picture
Straight Outta Compton
 
Best Director
Ryan Coogler, Creed
 
Best Ensemble
Straight Outta Compton
 
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 Independent Film
Chi-Raq
 
Best Screenplay
Rick Famuyiwa, Dope
 
Breakout Performance
Michael B. Jordan, Creed
 
Best Animation
The Peanuts Movie
 
Best Documentary
A Ballerina’s Tale
 
Best Song
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again" (Furious 7)
 
Best TV Comedy
Black-ish
 
Best TV Drama
How to Get Away With Murder
 
Best Cable/New Media TV Show
Survivor's Remorse
 
AAFCA Top Ten Films of 2015
 1. Straight Outta Compton
2. Creed
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Beasts of No Nation
5. The Martian
6. 3 1/2 Minutes/Dope
7. Chi-Raq
8. Carol
9. The Big Short
10. The Danish Girl