Los Angeles - The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) has voted Creed as the best film of 2015.
The seventh movie in the Rocky franchise - which sees Sylvester Stallone reprise his role as Rocky Balboa - was announced as the winner by BFCC co-president Mike Sargent.
The movie also picked up acting awards, with Michael B. Jordan winning Best Actor, Stallone picking up Best Supporting Actor and Tessa Thompson winning Best Supporting Actress.
Creed sees Rocky training Adonis, the son of his opponent-turned-friend Apollo Creed, for his own championship match and has won rave reviews from critics.
Meanwhile, Straight Outta Compton was a winner in the Best Screenwriting in an Original Screenplay and Best Ensemble Performance categories.
The film, about the rise and fall of the Los Angeles hip-hop group N.W.A. was also named the third best picture of the year.
Other winners included Brie Larson, who took home Best Actress for Room, Inside Out for Best Animated Feature and Mad Max: Fury Road won Best Cinematography and Best Directing for George Miller.
BFCC's 2015 Winners:
Best Picture: CreedBest Directing: George Miller Mad Max: Fury RoadBest Actor: Michael B. Jordan CreedBest Actress: Brie Larson RoomBest Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone CreedBest Supporting Actress: Tessa Thompson CreedBest Screenwriting (Original Screenplay): Straight Outta ComptonBest Screenwriting (Adapted Screenplay): The MartianBest Cinematography: Mad Max: Fury RoadBest Foreign Language Film: Son of SaulBest Documentary Feature: What Happened, Miss Simone?Best Animated Feature: Inside OutBest Ensemble Performance: Straight Outta Compton
BFCC's Top 10 Films of 2015:
1. Creed2. Mad Max: Fury Road3. Straight Outta Compton4. Spotlight5. The Martian6. Room7. Beasts of No Nation8. The Hateful Eight9. The Big Short10. Ex Machina
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