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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Beale Street’ are Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) winners

Black Panther

Black Panther is Black Film Critics Circle winner for Best Picture of 2018. It also picked up wins for Ryan Coogler as Best Director and for the cast as Best Ensemble. 

If Beale Street Could Talk was a double-winner, earning prizes for director Barry Jenkins in Adapted Screenplay and Regina King for Supporting Actress. 

Viola Davis was the group’s Best Actress winner for Widows and Bradley Cooper triumphed in Best Actor for A Star Is Born

“This has been a year of significant advancement for storytellers of color” BFCC co-president Mike Sargent said. “The diversity of types of films being made by filmmakers of color and how well they have been received at the global box office speaks volumes to antiquated notion that ‘black films don’t travel’ or have international appeal.”

Here is the full list of winners.

Best Picture
Black Panther

Best Director
Ryan Coogler

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Best Actress
Viola Davis – Widows

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Best Supporting Actress
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay
Sorry To Bother You – Boots Riley

Best Adapted Screenplay
If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins

Best Cinematography
Roma

Best Foreign Film
Roma

Best Documentary
Quincy

Best Animated Film
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Ensemble
Black Panther

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks 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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