‘Dear White People,’ ‘Selma’ lead 15th annual Black Reel Awards nominations

The Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) announced its nominees for the 15th Annual Black Reel Awards Wednesday morning. Justin Simien's “Dear White People” and Ava DuVernay's “Selma” led the way with 10 nominations each. They were joined by “Belle,” “Beyond the Lights” and “Top Five” in the organization's best picture category.

Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 22, 2015. And learn more about what's going on this season at The Circuit.


Outstanding Motion Picture
“Beyond the Lights”
“Dear White People”
“Top Five”

Outstanding Actor
Chadwick Boseman, “Get on Up”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Nate Parker, “Beyond the Lights”
Chris Rock, “Top Five”
Denzel Washington, “The Equalizer”

Outstanding Actress
Rosario Dawson, “Top Five”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Belle”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Beyond the Lights”
Tessa Thompson, “Dear White People”
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Annie”

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Nelsan Ellis, “Get On Up”
David Oyelowo, “A Most Violent Year”
Tyler Perry, “Gone Girl”
Wendell Pierce, “Selma”
Michael K. Williams, “The Gambler”

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”
Carmen Ejogo, “Selma”
Teyonah Parris, “Dear White People”
Zoe Saldana, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Octavia Spencer, “Snowpiercer”