Previous winners in this category include 12 Years a Slave, The Help, Precious, Crash and Selma.
BEAST OF NO NATION (Netflix)
Producers: Amy Kaufman, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Jeffrey Skoll, Daniel Crown, Idris Elba and Uzodinma Iweala
Beasts of No Nation is nominated for five awards including Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Actor (Abraham Attah) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Idris Elba).
Reel Fact: This is Netflix’s first Outstanding Picture nomination
CHI-RAQ (Amazon/ Roadside Attractions)
Producers: Spike Lee
Chi-Raq is nominated for seven awards including Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Actress (Teyonah Parris) and Outstanding Director (Spike Lee).
Reel Fact: This is the fifth Spike Lee film to earn an Outstanding Picture nomination. (Miracle at St. Anna, Inside Man, The 25th Hour and Bamboozled were previously nominated)
Producers: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton and Sylvester Stallone
Creed is nominated for nine awards including Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Actor (Michael B. Jordan), and Outstanding Director (Ryan Coogler)
Reel Fact: Creed becomes only the second sequel to earn an Outstanding Picture nomination. Barbershop 2: Back in Business was the first.
Producers: Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Woltroff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon
Concussion is nominated for four awards including Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Actor (Will Smith) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)
Reel Fact: This is the sixth Outstanding Picture film starring Will Smith. Ali, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds and I, Robot were previously nominated.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Producers: Ice Cube, Tomica Woods-Wright, Matt Alvarez, F. Gary Gray, Scott Bernstein and Dr. Dre
Straight Outta Compton is nominated for nine awards including Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Director (F Gary Gray) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell).
Reel Fact: Straight Outta Compton becomes the third musical Biopic to earn an Outstanding Picture Nomination. Cadillac Records and Ray were previous Outstanding Picture winners.