Precursor: 16th African American Critics Awards (2018)

The African American Film Critics Association has chosen Black Panther as the Best Film of the year, beating out If Beale Street Could Talk based on their top ten of the year. Most interesting, BlacKkKlansman, which received two awards for writing and lead actor, didn’t make the top ten selections. There isn’t a lot of predictive value to this group’s selection, though a lot of their choices are already Oscar contenders, which is a wonderful thing.

Award Tallies

(3) Black Panther
(2) BlacKkKlansman, The Hate U Give

The Awards

Best Film

Black Panther

Best Animated Film

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Director

Black Panther – Ryan Coogler

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 Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman

Best Song

“All the Stars” – Black Panther

Best Foreign Film

Roma

Best Documentary

Quincy

Best Breakthrough Performance

Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give

Best Independent Film

If Beale Street Could Talk

Top Ten of 2018

  1. Black Panther
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. The Hate U Give
  4. A Star Is Born
  5. Quincy
  6. Roma
  7. Blindspotting
  8. The Favourite
  9. Sorry to Bother You
  10. Widows

African American Film Critics Association Data

First Awards: 2003 (16)

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