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Basics Critics:82Viewers:75Rusty:78
Category: DramaNotable as: Coming of ageSub-Category: romance film, teen film, coming-of-age fiction, hood film, crime film, drama filmNarrative location: Los Angeles, CaliforniaRuntime: 102 - 127 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: CaliforniaDirector: John SingletonScreenwriter: John SingletonMusic: Stanley ClarkeStars: Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II, Angela Bassett, Kenneth A. Brown, Nicole Brown, Ceal, Morris Chestnut, Darneicea Corley, John Cothran, Jr., Ice Cube Studio: Columbia PicturesAwards won: National Board of Review: Top Ten FilmsAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (John Singleton)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (John Singleton)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long and Angela Bassett, depicting life in the South Central Los Angeles. This was Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut's film debut. Boyz n the Hood was filmed from October 1 to November 28, 1990 and released on July 12, 1991. It was nominated for both Best Director and Original Screenplay during the 1991 Academy Awards, making Singleton the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director and the first African–American to be nominated for the award. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. In 2002, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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