If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) named Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” the Best Film of 2018 along with Best Director (Ryan Coogler) and Best Song (“All the Stars” performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA with music and lyrics by Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, Mark Spears, Solana Rowe and Al Shuckburgh) making it AAFCA’s top award-winner of 2018.

If Beale Street Could Talk” was named Best Independent Film along with Best Supporting Actress honors for Regina King, “Quincy” was named Best Documentary, and “Roma” was named Best Foreign Film.

“It’s been a breakthrough year in cinema on a number of fronts,” said Gil Robertson, president of AAFCA. “Most significantly, the tremendous success of “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” clearly demonstrates that films populated by people of color can perform well overseas. AAFCA’s Top 10 marks the first time so many films by or about black identity have made our list, presenting storylines that reflect the diversity that lives within the black community.  It was also good to see “Roma” and “The Favourite” make our TOP 10 because these films, as well, shine light on themes and storylines representing popular culture.”

The AAFCA Awards will take place on February 6, 2019.

2018 African American Film Critics Association Awards 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:

  1. Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios) 
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
  3. The Hate U Give (20thCentury Fox)
  4. A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Studios)
  5. Quincy (Netflix)
  6. Roma (Netflix)
  7. Blindspotting (Lionsgate)
  8. The Favourite (Fox Searchlight Pictures) 
  9. Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
  10. Widows (20thCentury Fox)

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