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

Disney/Marvel’s ceiling-shattering blockbuster Black Panther topped this year’s African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards with a total of three wins including Best Film and a Best Director win for Ryan Coogler.

John David Washington nabbed the Best Actor award for his performances in the Spike Lee-directed film, BlacKkKlansman, which also won Best Screenplay. The group voted Regina Hall as Best Actress for her role in Support the Girls, while Regina King and Russell Hornsby picked up supporting acting honors for If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hate U Give, respectively.

The organization also revealed its top ten films of 2018 with Black Panther, A Star Is Born, Roma, and The Favourite among the list

AAFCA, the largest group of professional black film critics, will host its 10th annual AAFCA Awards GALA February 6 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

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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