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Straight Outta Compton

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The 2015 hip hop biopic continues to score accolades.

According to VarietyStraight Outta Compton is nominated by the Producers Guild of America for its annual PGA Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held January 23rd in Los Angeles.

The story of N.W.A. became the highest-grossing film directed by a black filmmaker earlier this year when it topped $160 million in domestic box office receipts. The film also landed a Screen Actors Guild nomination for best performance by an ensemble in December, making a strong contender for best picture Oscar recognition

Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are nominated along with Matt Alvarez, Scott Bernstein and director F. Gary Gray for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Variety also pointed out that the winner of the PGA Awards for the past eight years has also won “Best Picture” by the Academy Awards.

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