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The 2015 Black Reel Awards, which annually recognize and celebrate the achievements of black people in feature, independent and television films, were announced on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Dear White People and Selma lead all films with ten nominations apiece.[1]

15th Black Reel Awards
DateFebruary 19, 2015
LocationWashington, D.C.

Selma was the big winner of the night winning eight awards including Outstanding Picture, Director (Ava DuVernay) and Actor (David Oyelowo).[2] The Trip to Bountiful and Gun Hill took home three awards followed by Dear White People with two wins.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Breakthrough Performance, Male Best Breakthrough Performance, Female
Best Ensemble (Awarded to Casting Directors) Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
Best Feature Documentary Best Voice Performance
Best Independent Feature Best Independent Documentary
  • The Retrieval – Chris Eska
    • 1982 – Tommy Oliver
    • Christmas Wedding Baby – Kiara C. Jones
    • CRU – Alton Glass
    • Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind – Richie Adams
Best Independent Short Best Foreign Film
Best Original or Adapted Song Outstanding Original Score
Best Television Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Director in a Television Miniseries or Movie
Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series Best Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series
Outstanding Screenplay in a TV Movie or Limited Series Best Television Documentary or Special


  1. ^ 15th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominate a Spate of Familiar Faces
  2. ^ "Black Reel Awards: Selma Ties the Record". Archived from the original on 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2015-02-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)