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Get Out, Girls Trip, Three Billboards win African-American Film Critics Association awards

The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has chosen Get Out as the Best Picture of 2017, also awarding the film Best Director (Jordan Peele), Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) and another for Peele’s screenplay. Despite some post-release controversy and backlash both Detroit and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won prizes today. Detroit for its Ensemble and Song and Three Billboards for Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and as the 2nd best film of the year.

Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying) won the supporting awards and on the television side Queen Sugar and black-ish won the Series awards.

“The films released in 2017 captured a plethora of lifestyles, experiences and emotions that allowed our members to engage with a different range of storylines from previous years,” says AAFCA co-founder and president, Gil Robertson. “The success of GIRLS TRIP, the first R-rated film starring an all Black female cast to surpass $100 million, and GET OUT, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut which surpassed $250 million worldwide, prove just how viable Black films are across the board. Also, GOOK, with its Asian-centered storyline, and COCO, the animated film spotlighting Dia de los Muertos, the revered Mexican tradition, provided our membership with an opportunity to recognize storylines that are relevant to communities that have not previously been included on our list. Overall, it was a great year for cinema that reflects the diverse and complicated world that we live in.”

“AAFCA’s Top 10 lists in Film and TV represent the organization’s commitment to an expanded analysis of both mediums,” stated AAFCA co-founder Shawn Edwards. “While content targeting Black audiences dominates both charts, AAFCA is pleased to acknowledge and recognize content that represents the global community.  This wave of new content thrives in an environment where multiple voices are welcomed and championed. Inclusion is a win for everybody.”

The AAFCA, the largest group of professional black film critics, will host the AAFCA Awards on February 7, 2018 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

Here is the full list of winners:

BEST PICTURE
GET OUT (Universal Pictures)

BEST DIRECTOR
JORDAN PEELE – GET OUT (Universal Pictures)

BEST ACTOR
DANIEL KALUUYA – GET OUT (Universal Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS
FRANCES McDORMAND – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
LAURENCE FISHBURNE – LAST FLAG FLYING (Amazon Studios/Lionsgate)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
TIFFANY HADDISH – GIRLS TRIP (Universal Pictures)

BEST COMEDY
GIRLS TRIP (Universal Pictures)

BEST ENSEMBLE
DETROIT (Annapurna Pictures)

BEST INDEPENDENT
CROWN HEIGHTS (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)

BEST ANIMATED
COCO (Disney/Pixar)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
STEP (Fox Searchlight)

BEST FOREIGN
THE WOUND (Kino Lorber)

BEST SCREENPLAY
GET OUT (Universal Pictures)

BEST SONG
“IT AINT FAIR” – DETROIT – THE ROOTS featuring BILAL (Motown Records)

BEST NEW MEDIA
MUDBOUND (Netflix)

BEST TV SERIES (COMEDY)
BLACK-ISH (ABC)

BEST TV SERIES (DRAMA)
QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)

BREAKOUT
LAKEITH STANFIELD – CROWN HEIGHTS (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)

TOP 10 FILMS

GET OUT (Universal Pictures)
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)
COCO (Disney/Pixar)
GIRLS TRIP (Universal Pictures)
DETROIT (Annapurna Pictures)
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Sony Pictures Classics)
THE SHAPE OF WATER (Fox Searchlight)
GOOK (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
CROWN HEIGHTS (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)
MARSHALL (Open Road Films)

TOP 10 TV PROGRAMS

QUEEN SUGAR: Season 2 (OWN)
UNDERGROUND: Season 2 (WGN)
INSECURE: Season 2 (HBO)
MASTER OF NONE: Season 2 (Netflix)
BLACK-ISH: Season 4 (ABC)
THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Season 1 (Hulu)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Season 1 (Netflix)
SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT: Season 1 (Netflix)
THE DEFIANT ONES (HBO)
TIE: GUERILLA/SNOWFALL: Season 1 (Showtime/FX)

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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