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NAMES STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON AS TOP FILM OF 2015

Will Smith, Teyonah Parris and Ryan Coogler Also Receive Wins from the Nation’s Premiere African American Critics Group

The Danish Girl and Mad Max: Fury Road also take key honors
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Los Angeles, CA (December 7, 2015) – Movies that reflect the revolutionary undercurrent running through society dominated this year’s voting for the 7th AAFCA Awards. Straight Outta Compton, the surprise summer box office hit centered on the 90’s rap group N.W.A., captured an overwhelming majority of the votes cast by members of the association. The Universal Pictures film earned multiple awards for Best Picture, Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Jason Mitchell, who portrayed the group’s founder, Eazy E. Awards were also given to Creed in the category of Best Director for Ryan Coogler; Michael B. Jordan for Breakout Performance and Tessa Thompson for Best Supporting Actress. The top acting honors went to Will Smith and Teyonah Parris for their roles in Concussion and Chi-Raq. AAFCA will hold its 7th annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, CA.

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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE “CELEBRATION OF HIP-HOP CINEMA”

The Organization Also Announces 2016 Special Achievement Honorees
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(Los Angeles, August 13, 2015) – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), is proud to announce that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Boyz N the Hood” and “New Jack City” with an all-star tribute and concert celebrating the genre of Hip-Hop cinema.

“Hip-Hop has had a global impact on pop culture and influenced millions around the world,” says AAFCA President/Co-Founder, Gil Robertson. “And it’s impact on Hollywood has been a major game changer in front and behind the camera and at the box office.”

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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION HAS ITS BEST YEAR EVER PRESENTING DISTINCTIVE EVENTS TO CELEBRATE AWARDS SEASON

(Los Angeles) – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the premiere organization of film media professionals, set a goal last year to expand its industry presence during awards season with a collection of distinctive events. With awards season now coming to a close, by all accounts AAFCA has succeeded on all levels in honoring and presenting some of the most prominent names in front of the camera and behind the scenes in entertainment.

While each event was presented under the AAFCA banner, they were all unique. Starting with a community-centric panel discussion that focused on career sustainability in the entertainment industry, in collaboration with One United Bank; to an intimate dinner at the home of Emmy Award-winning casting agent, Robi Reed, leading up to the association’s premiere event, its annual awards show that showcased some of the biggest names in the industry – Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, J.K. Simmons, Kathryn Bigelow, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ava DuVernay, Chadwick Boseman, RZA, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Mike Epps, among others in attendance.

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