‘Black Panther’ Named Best Film By African American Film Critics Association

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Marvel’s  Black Panther is the big winner at this year’s African American Film Critics Association Awards: It scored a total of three wins, including Best Film and Best Director for Ryan Coogler.

The Spike Lee-directed film, BlacKkKlansman, won Best Screenplay, with its star, John David Washington, winning the Best Actor award for his performance. The AAFCA voted Regina Hall as Best Actress for her role in Support the Girls, while Regina King received Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk.

The BLM-inspired film The Hate U Give also received a couple of mentions, with Russell Hornsby winning Best Supporting Actor and Amandla Stenberg for Best Breakout Performance.

The organization also revealed its top ten films of 2018, which include Black Panther, Quincy, Blindspotting and Sorry to Bother You. 

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Film: Black Panther
Best Director: Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)
Best Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Best Actor: John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)
Best Actress: Regina Hall (Support the Girls)
Best Supporting Actor: Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give)
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Breakout Performance: Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)
Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Independent Film: If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Foreign Film: Roma
Best Documentary: Quincy
Best Song: “All The Stars” (Black Panther)
Best New Media: Red Table Talk
Best TV Drama: Queen Sugar
Best TV Comedy: Insecure

AAFCA’s Top Ten List:

Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Studios)
Quincy (Netflix)
Roma (Netflix)
Blindspotting (Lionsgate)
The Favourite (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
Widows (20th Century Fox)

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