AMCi: SELMA Sweeps The Black Film Critics Circle Awards

By Alicia Malone December 25, 2014

‘Selma’ has picked up six awards from the Black Film Critics Circle, sweeping the pack with the most prizes. The movie won Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Ava DuVernay, Best Actor for David Oyelowo, Best Supporting Actress for Carmen Ejogo, and Best Original Screenplay for Paul Webb.

Other films rewarded by the critics circle include ‘Belle’, ‘Whiplash’, ‘Ida’, ‘Birdman’ and ‘Gone Girl’.

Mike Sargent, Co-President of the organization said, “This has been an incredibly diverse and progressive year for black film. Not only have we had dramas, comedies, thrillers and action films, 2014 has seen the rise of the black female director. This is also a year where we have seen biopics on no less then five black historical figures. And we’ve seen films starring black actors from the diaspora and, with the rise of Nollywood in the global marketplace, the future of black film looks very bright.”

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Source: Variety

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