African-American Film Critics Association Announces 2019 Winners

Amanda Brock
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The African-American Film Critics Association announced their winners for 2019! Universal’s Us was the big winner this year with a recognition for Best Film, a Best Director nod to Jordan Peele, and a Best Actress win going to Lupita Nyong’o. Eddie Murphy was named Best Actor in the Netflix comedy Dolemite Is My Name and the Best Supporting Actor went to Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy by Warner Bros.

The awards show will take place at the Taglyon Complex in Hollywood, California on January 22, 2020. Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Film: Us (Universal)

Best Director: Jordan Peele (Us, Universal)

Best Actor: Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name, Netflix)

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o (Us, Universal)

Best Supporting Actor: Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy, Warner Bros.)

Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name, Netflix)

Best Breakout Performance: Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Waves, A24)

Best Animated Film: Abominable (Universal)

Best Documentary: The Black Godfather (Netflix)

Best Foreign Film: Parasite (Neon)

Best Independent Film: The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24)

Best Screenplay Presented with The Black List: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite (Neon)

Impact Award: Queen & Slim (Universal)

We See You Award: Taylor Russell (Waves, A24)

10 Best Films of 2019:

  1. Us (Universal)
  2. Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)
  3. Just Mercy (Warner Bros.)
  4. Clemency (Neon)
  5. The Irishman (Netflix)
  6. Queen & Slim (Universal)
  7. Waves (A24)
  8. Tie for 8. Parasite (Neon) and Atlantics (Netflix)
  9. The Farewell (A24)
  10. Harriet (Focus)

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Amanda is a mental health counselor by day and a nerd by night. She’s been fangirling since 1989 when she had so many New Kids On The Block posters in her bedroom that she ran out of wall space and had to put them on her ceiling. She finds people and stories fascinating and even went to film school years ago. The journey from film to Social Work is a long, depressing tale, but she came out the other side feeling inspired to help people. Now she’s living out that old Hollywood cliché. You know, the one where someone can’t contain their passion any longer and leaves a career in entertainment to pursue their dreams of becoming a therapist in the Midwest. She’s not a filmmaker anymore but she is a fan. Her favorite genres are sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, and musicals. She loves Supernatural, New Kids On The Block (duh), and comes from a family of Star Trek nerds. She might also be a little obsessed with her cats.
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