“Straight Outta Compton” debuted early this year and garnered tremendous success in box office charts. Before the year ended, the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) declared the movie as the best of 2015.
As reported by Hot New Hip Hop, “Straight Outta Compton” was one of the most controversial films of 2015 because it revealed the harsh truth surrounding the lives of African-American males during the early 80’s. Upon release of the film, Universal Pictures was able to garner over $200 million worth of sales for the said movie, even when it was only featured in selected cinemas worldwide. Because of the tremendous success the movie gained upon release, “Straight Outta Compton” was declared the highest grossing music biopic of all time.
Since Awards season is coming, Variety reported that the actors and real-life rappers who starred in the film will receive tremendous amounts of recognition, especially Jason Mitchel, whose outstanding performance portraying Easy E was exceptional, and that of Ice Cube’s son.
The African-American Film Critics Association has then declared the movie prior to awards ceremonies as the Best Picture of 2015. However, formalities may interchange this coming February 10, 2016 at the AAFCA’s seventh annual awards ceremony to be held at the Taglyan Complex Hollywood.
“Straight Outta Compton” takes on the lead as the movie that might receive the most awards for the upcoming event. Other movies comprising the top ten ranking are: “Creed,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Beasts of No Nation,” “The Martian,” “3 ½ Minutes,” “Dope,” “Chi-Raq,” “Carol,” “The Big Short,” and “The Danish Girl.”
According to AAFCA President Gil Robertson, “Our members found an interesting theme in many of the films released this year, giving a voice to communities who have generally been underserved and marginalized in society.” He added, “With movies like Straight Outta Compton, Chi-Raq, 3 1/2 Minutes and Dope, filmmakers brought to life many storylines that are a reflection of what’s happening in our world today, including the #BlackLivesMatter movement.”