African-American Film Critics Name Selma Best Film of 2014

African-American Film Critics Name Selma Best Film of 2014

Ava DuVernay's drama continues to rake in awards.

Published December 9, 2014

The accolades continue to mount for Selma, Ava DuVernay's civil rights drama starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. The film was named the best picture of 2014 by the African-American Film Critics Association. 

The picture also nabbed awards for Best Director (DuVernay), Best Actor for Oyelowo and Best Song for its John Legend/Common theme song, “Glory.”

AAFCA also named Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Best Actress for her work in Belle, and gave Best Supporting Actor to Tyler Perry (Gone Girl). Octavia Spencer was also recognized as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the upcoming drama Black and White, and Beyond the Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood took Best Screenplay.

Dear White People was named Best Independent Film, and Get on Up was given Best Ensemble Cast.

For a complete list of winners and a rundown of AAFCA's top 10 films of the year, click here.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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