Black Reel Awards of 2014

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14th Black Reel Awards
Date February 13, 2014
Location Washington, D.C.
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The 2014 Black Reel Awards, which annually recognize and celebrate the achievements of black people in feature, independent and television films, were announced on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Fruitvale Station, The Butler and 12 Years a Slave lead the film nominees with 9 nominations apiece. Pastor Brown, The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Being Mary Jane lead the television nominees with 6 nominations. This year saw the Breakthrough Performance category split between genders bringing this years total categories to 26.

12 Years a Slave made Black Reel Awards history by winning 8 awards including Outstanding Motion Picture. Multiple winning films included: Captain Phillips and 20 Feet From Stardom. On the television side, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth and Being Mary Jane tied for the most wins with two.[1]

Multiple winners included: Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong'o, Barkhad Abdi and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Winners and nominees[edit]

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 New BlackYoruba Richen
    • Africa: The Beat – Javier Arias Bal, Polo Vallejo and Manuel Velasco
    • I Want My Name Back – Roger Paradiso
    • Lenny CookeBenny and Joshua Safdie
    • Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights – Nev Nnaji
Best Independent Short Best Foreign Film
  • Black Girl in Paris – Kiandra Parks
    • A Different Tree – Steven Caple Jr.
    • African Cowboy – Rodney Charles
    • Sweet Honey Chile – Talibah Newman
    • They Die by the DawnJeymes Samuel
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