The awards and accolades for Straight Outta Compton are just continuing to roll in at this point. According to Variety, the movie that chronicled the rise of one of Hip-Hop’s most dangerous and contreversial groups won’t stop winning awards. The movie has now been selected as Best Picture by the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). In addition to this illustrious honor, the movie won Best Ensemble Cast while the movies Jason Mitchell snagged a trophy for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Eazy-E.
The movie, which recently became one of the top grossing movies directed by an African American, will not be the only movie receiving accolades come February.
Creed is winning three awards including Breakout performance for Michael B. Jordan, and Will Smith won best actor for his performance in Concussion, and Dope for best screenplay.
Straight Outta Compton, which was released in August, was released to a ton of critical acclaim and whispers of the movie possibly taking home gold at the Oscars picked up steam. The academy hasn’t announced the nominees for the 2016 ceremony, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, chances are looking good.
The AAFCA will hold their awards ceremony in Hollywood on Feb. 10.