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Straight Outta Compton Nabs Academy Award Nomination For Best Original Screenplay!!

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Straight Outta Compton has been nominated for an Academy Award in the ‘Best Original Screenplay’ category!!

That means the N.W.A. biopic’s writers, Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman, will vie for an Oscar at the 88th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater on February 28.

Since its release in August, Straight Outta Compton has grossed $161.2 million in North America and $39.2 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $200.4 million, against a budget of $28 million. The film tells the story of the rise and fall of N.W.A., and their impact on music and pop culture through their lyrics about life in the hood.

Straight Outta Compton was directed by F. Gary Gray (Set It Off, Friday) and produced by former N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, along with Matt Alvarez and Eazy E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright.

Hosted by Chris Rock, the 88th annual Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 28 on ABC.

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