‘Selma’ Named Top Film of 2014 by African-American Film Critics Association


Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma leads this year’s African-American Film Critics Association awards with Best Film, Director and Lead Actor wins on Monday.

The drama about the civil rights leader has beaten out The Imitation Game and Theory of Everything for the Best Film prize, while director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo are also winners – and John Legend and Common pick up the Best Song honor for “Glory” from the Selma soundtrack.

Other winners include Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Best Actress for Belle), Octavia Spencer (Supporting Actress for Black or White) and Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), who tied for the AAFCA Best Supporting Actor award.

The honors will officially be handed out in Hollywood on February 4.

You can read the full list of 2014 AAFCA Awards winners below:

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 T
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)

Photo Credit:Paramount Pictures

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