2016 AHANA Film Awards Nominees

The AHANA Film Awards were created to recognise outstanding performances in film by people of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent and origin. Our Nomination Committee has spent the last few months evaluating dozens of films. Today, we are happy to announce the nominees for the 2016 AHANA Film Awards. Voting will take place via online polls over the next several days, and the winners will be announced on Sunday, February 28th to coincide with the White Oscars.

The Sidney Poitier Award for Best Actor:

  • Will Smith, Concussion
  • Michael B. Jordan, Creed
  • Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
  • Samuel L. Jackson, The Hateful Eight
  • John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Shameik Moore, Dope

The María Félix Award for Best Actress:

  • Teyonah Parris, Chi-Raq
  • Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy
  • Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

The Bruce Lee Award for Best Supporting Actor:

  • Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
  • Jason Mitchell, Straight Outta Compton
  • O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Straight Outta Compton
  • Benicio del Toro, Sicario
  • RJ Cyler, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
  • Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina
  • Forest Whitaker, Southpaw

The Pam Grier Award for Best Supporting Actress:

  • Tessa Thompson, Creed
  • Mya Taylor, Tangerine
  • Adepero Oduye, The Big Short
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Concussion
  • Angela Bassett, Chi-Raq
  • Jennifer Hudson, Chi-Raq

The Akira Kurosawa Award for Best Director:

  • F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Ryan Coogler, Creed
  • Spike Lee, Chi-Raq
  • Rick Famuyiwa, Dope

The Lalo Schifrin Award for Best Original Score:

  • In the Heart of the Sea, Roque Baños
  • By The Sea, Gabriel Yared

The Three 6 Mafia Award for Best Original Song:

  • “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa, Furious 7
  • “Earned It” by The Weeknd, Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “So Long” by Leon Bridges, Concussion
  • “Story to Tell” by Alicia Keys, He Named Me Malala
  • “Feel The Light” by Jennifer Lopez, Home
  • “Fighting Stronger” by Meek Mill & Jhené Aiko, Creed

Best Cinematography

  • The Assassin, Ping Bin Lee
  • The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Spotlight, Masanobu Takayanagi
  • Beasts of No Nation, Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Straight Outta Compton, Matthew Libatique
  • Ex Machina, Rob Hardy

Best Original Screenplay

  • Dope, Rick Famuyiwa
  • 99 Homes, Ramin Bahrani, Amir Nader, Bahareh Azimi
  • Chi-Raq, Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Beasts of No Nation, Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Creed, Aaron Covington
  • The World of Kanako, Testsuya Nakashima, Miako Tadano, Nobuhiro Monma

Best Picture

  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Beasts of No Nation
  • Dope
  • Chi-Raq
  • Creed
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