The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards kicked off last night in Pasadena, California where Straight Outta Compton went home with the Outstanding Motion Picture award.
F. Gary Gray (Yes, I thought it was a confusing yet interesting name too…), the director, and executive producer Ice Cube, were there to accept the award. “I just want to thank everybody for giving this award,” said Cube, “Will [Smith], you’re the man. Best of No Nation was a great movie. Concussion was a great movie. Creed. So, we’re gonna share this with everyone tonight. We love you. Thank you.”
A very sweet acceptance speech indeed, but I’m thinking he didn’t watch Dope, which was the only movie he left out that was also nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture. And if you haven’t seen the movie either, I suggest you go do that tonight. (Pharrell was the executive producer and curated the soundtrack). Anyway, check out video below:
O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ice Cube’s son who played him in the movie, also won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Straight Outta Compton earned over $200 million at the worldwide box office and became the highest-grossing movie from an African American director ever.