Black Reel Awards 2015

February 19, 2015
Host Black Reel Awards 2014
Washington, DC, USA
Time Network

Black Reel Awards 2015 Nominees & Winners

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • Belle
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Dear White People
  • Selma
  • 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

Outstanding Director

  • Amma Asante, Belle
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood, Beyond the Lights
  • Ava DuVernay, Selma
  • Chris Rock, Top Five
  • Justin Simien, Dear White People

Outstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted)

  • Gina Prince-Bythewood, Beyond the Lights
  • John Ridley, Jimi: All is by My Side
  • Chris Rock, Top Five
  • Misan Sagay, Belle
  • Justin Simien, Dear White People

Outstanding Documentary

  • Anita: Speaking Truth to the Power
  • I Am Ali
  • Keep on Keepin’ On
  • Time is Illmatic
  • Virunga

Outstanding Ensemble (Awarded to Casting Directors)

  • Belle
  • Dear White People
  • Get On Up
  • Selma - Aisha Coley
  • Top Five

Outstanding Foreign Film

  • Difret (Ethiopia)
  • The Double! (U.K.)
  • Fishing Without Nets (Kenya)
  • Freedom Road (South Africa)
  • Half of a Yellow Sun (Nigeria)
  • Fishing Without Nets (Kenya) - Cutter Hodierne

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male

  • Brandon Bell, Dear White People
  • David Gyasi, Interstellar
  • Andre Holland, Selma
  • Stephan James, Selma
  • Tyler James Williams, Dear White People

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female

  • Jillian Estell, Black or White
  • Patina Miller, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • Teyonah Parris, Dear White People
  • Amber Stevens, 22 Jump Street
  • Kuoth Wiel, The Good Lie

Outstanding Voice Performance

  • Vin Diesel, Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Morgan Freeman, The LEGO Movie
  • Maya Rudolph, Big Hero 6
  • Zoe Saldana, The Book of Life
  • Damon Wayans Jr., Big Hero 6

Outstanding Score

  • Black or White
  • Dear White People
  • Jimi: All is by My Side
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Selma

Outstanding Original Song

  • It Ain’t Easy from Top Five
  • It’s On Again from The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Glory from Selma
  • Grateful from Beyond the Lights,
  • What is Love from Rio 2

Outstanding Independent Feature

  • 1982
  • Christmas Wedding Baby
  • CRU
  • The Retrieval
  • Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind

Outstanding Independent Documentary

  • 25 to Life
  • Evolution of a Criminal
  • Let the Fire Burn
  • Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood
  • Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People