The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has chosen Judas and the Black Messiah as the best film of 2020, also awarding Daniel Kaluuya and Dominique Fishback with their supporting prizes. Shaka King was named Breakout Director.
Regina King’s One Night in Miami also scored big, with a director win for King, screenplay for Kemp Powers and the ensemble award. Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) and Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday) took the lead acting awards.
Streamer Netflix was given the group’s Cinema Vanguard Award for its support of Black voices. The Salute to Excellence Award was presented to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom director George C. Wolfe.
here is the full list of winners from the African American Film Critics Association.
Best Picture: Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Director: Regina King, One Night In Miami
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Actress: Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Supporting Actress: Dominique Fishback, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Screenplay: Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami
Best Ensemble: One Night in Miami
Best Foreign Film: Night of the Kings
Best Documentary: All In: The Fight for Democracy
Best Animation: Soul
Best Short Film: Two Distant Strangers
Breakout Performance: Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old-Version
Breakout Director: Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah
Top 10 Films:
Judas and the Black Messiah
One Night in Miami
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Night of the Kings
Da 5 Bloods
The United States vs. Billie Holiday