AAFCA Names Straight Outta Compton Top Film Of 2015


Between record-breaking box office and near-universal critical acclaim, Straight Outta Compton continues to be one of the biggest success stories of 2015. As awards season is finally descending upon us, it’s only going to receive more love, and that starts with the African American Film Critics Association, which named the N.W.A. biopic their top film of 2015.

Compton also walked away with awards for Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Jason Mitchell’s role as Eazy-Ewhile Creed earned Best Director (Ryan Coogler), Breakout Performance (Michael B. Jordan), and Best Supporting Actress (Tessa Thompson). Other films like the under appreciated Dope, the divisive Chi-Raq, and the football drama Concussion walked away with honors, too. Check out the full list of winners and AAFCA’s Top 10 films below:


Best Picture: “Straight Outta Compton” (Universal Pictures)


Best Director: Ryan Coogler –“Creed”  (Warner Bros.)


Best Ensemble: “Straight Outta Compton” (Universal Pictures)


Best Actor: Will Smith “Concussion” (Sony)


Best Actress: Teyonah Parris “Chi-Raq” (Roadside Attractions)


Best Supporting Actor: Jason Mitchell “Straight Outta Compton” (Universal Pictures)


Best Supporting Actress: Tessa Thompson “Creed” (Warner Bros.)


Best Independent Film: “Chi-Raq” (Roadside Attractions)


Best Screenplay:  Rick Famuyiwa, “Dope” (Open Road Films)


Breakout Performance: Michael B. Jordan “Creed” (Warner Bros.)


Best Animation: “The Peanuts Movie” (20th Century Fox)


Best Documentary: “A Ballerina’s Tale” (Sundance Selects)


Best Song: “See You Again” Furious 7 (Atlantic Records)


Best TV Comedy: “Black-ish” (ABC)


Best TV Drama: “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)


Best Cable/New Media TV Show: “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)



  1. Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)
  2. Creed (Warner Bros.)
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
  4. Beasts of No Nation (Netflix) 
  5. 5. The Martian (20thCentury Fox)
  6. 6. 3-1/2 Minutes/Dope (HBO/Open Road Films)
  7. Chi-Raq (Roadside Attractions)
  8. Carol  (Weinstein Co.)
  9. The Big Short (Paramount Pictures)
  10. 10. The Danish Girl (Focus Features)
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