'Selma' named top film by African American Film Critics Assn.

December 8, 2014 8:30 PM

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Ava DuVernay's historical drama "Selma" was named the top film of 2014 by the African American Film Critics Assn., the group announced Monday.

The first studio film to center on Martin Luther King Jr., "Selma" was the big winner with the AAFCA, claiming four awards. In addition to best film, the Paramount picture won director honors for DuVernay, best actor for David Oyelowo, and best song for its theme "Glory," by John Legend and Common.

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