“Straight Outta Compton,” “Creed” Win Big Honors at First All Def Movie Awards


The inaugural All Def Movie Awards were held in Los Angeles Wednesday night. Hosted by Oscar host Chris Rock’s brother, Tony Rock, the awards will air on Fusion on Sunday, Feb. 28 opposite ABC’s broadcast of the Oscars.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, All Def Digital’s Russell Simmons created the awards in response to “the stunning lack of diversity” in Hollywood. The awards set “Beasts of No Nation,” “Chi-raq,” “Concussion,” “Creed,” “Dope” and “Straight Outta Compton” against each other for best picture. “Straight Outta Compton,” which is nominated for its original screenplay at Sunday’s Oscars, took home the prize.

“Creed” also picked up some big awards. Star Michael B. Jordan won for best actor, while his director Ryan Coogler won for directing the film. Jordan’s co-star Sylvester Stallone is the sole nominee of the film at the Oscars.

Star of “The Perfect Guy,” Sanaa Lathan, picked up best actress honors. “Concussion” star Will Smith, who was shut out at the Oscars, received the first Lifetime Achievement Award.

The All Def Movie Awards also featured some unique categories such as Best Helpful White Person, the award that went to Christoph Waltz, Best Bad Muh F—ka Award, and Most Quoted Movie, which was voted on by fans.

Full list of All Def Movie Awards Winners:

Best Picture

Straight Outta Compton

Accepted by Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Best Actress

Sanaa Lathan – The Perfect Guy

Best Actor

Michael B. Jordan – Creed

Best Director

Ryan Coogler – Creed

Lifetime Achievement Award

Will Smith

Presented by Tyrese Gibson

Vanguard Award

Norman Lear

Presented by Jerrod Carmichael

Best Helpful White Person

Christoph Waltz

(Accepted by Robin Thicke, who accepted “on behalf of all White People”)

Best Bad Muh Fu$&a Award

Denzel Washington

Most Quoted Movie


Presented to Ice Cube

Best Black Survivor in a Movie

Ice Cube as Danny Rich in Anaconda

presented by Gary Owen

Most Likely to Steal Your Girl Award

Amber Rose