Margaret here with a look at the nominees for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards, as well as the winners of the African American Film Critics Association year-end prizes.
It continues to be a good season for Selma, which racked up eight Image Award nominations-- especially impressive when you consider that there are only seven categories. (Six of its nominations are for acting.) Period drama Belle and James Brown biopic Get On Up both received five nominations each, and the music industry romantic drama Beyond the Lights earned three.
The AAFCA announced their awards, naming Selma best picture alongside nine other outstanding films. The AAFCA Top Ten Films of 2014 are as follows in order of distinction:
- THE IMITATION GAME
- THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
- TOP FIVE
- DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
- GET ON UP
- BLACK OR WHITE
A complete list of AAFCA winners, and Image nominees (some interesting stuff - now with double the Viola Davis!) after the jump...