bill bellamy & david oyelowo

Bill Bellamy interviews David Oyelowo on the red carpet at the 2015 AAFCA Awards show

*Hollywood’s elite gathered for a weekend of magnificent events, put on by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA).

The Influential association, founded by black film journalists and headed by Gil Robertson, launched its first ever AAFCA Awards Weekend of events, which honored the best in film and television content.

The weekend kicked off with an informative panel Q &A: “Money on My Mind: Film & Television Industry Careers” educating the community on the importance of saving and investing in black businesses.

The premiere organization later had its top secret invitation-only pre-AAFCA Awards dinner, which all led up to the AAFCA prominent 6th Annual Award Ceremony at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

The critically acclaimed Academy Award-nominated film “Selma” was named Best Picture by AAFCA. David Oyelowo, who played Historical Leader Martin Luther King Jr. in the film took home the Best Actor award, while Ava DuVernay, took the home Best Director/Best Film for “Selma.”

Be sure to watch the video below to see what the honorees of Best Actor and Best Director had say to about receiving such exceptional awards.