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Ava DuVernay, Jordan Peele, Take Home Top Honors At The 2018 AAFCA Awards

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Stars arrived in droves to the Taglyan Theater in Hollywood on Wednesday night for the 2018 African American Film Critics Association Awards.

It was a big night for Black power players in Hollywood, including Ava DuVernay, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, who were all acknowledged during the night’s festivities.

DuVernay nabbed a trophy for Best TV Series/Drama for Queen Sugar, meanwhile, Peele took home the award for Best Director, Best Film for Get Out. “There was a film that we were asking for, begging for, that wasn’t there for us, ” Jordan told the crowd during his acceptance speech.

AAFCA also honored Rob Reiner, who was the recipient of the Stanley Kramer Award for Social Justice.

See below for a full list of winners: 

Best Picture: Get Out

Best Director: Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actor: Laurence Fishburne, Last Flag Flying

Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

Best Comedy: Girls Trip

Best Ensemble: Detroit

Best Independent: Crown Heights

Best Animated: Coco

Best Documentary: Step

Best Foreign: The Wound

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Song: “It Ain’t Fair” by The Roots, Detroit

Best New Media: Mudbound

Best TV Comedy Series: Black-ish

Best TV Drama Series: Queen Sugar

Breakout: Lakeith Stanfield, Crown Heights

AAFCA TOP 10 FILMS OF 2017
Get Out
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Coco
Girls Trip
Detroit
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Gook
Crown Heights
Marshall

AAFCA TOP 10 TV PROGRAMS – 2017
Queen Sugar
Underground
Insecure
Master of None
Black-ish
The Handmaid’s Tale
Dear White People
She’s Gotta Have It
The Defiant Ones

Tie: Guerilla/Snowfall

See photos below from the big night. 

Chike Okonkwo

 

Courtney B. Vance, Will Packer

 

Sherri Shepherd

 

Jeanté Godlock

 

Ava DuVernay, Jordan Peele

 

Nischelle Turner, Courtney B. Vance, Frances McDormand, Shawn Edwards

 

Paula Patton, Roselyn Sanchez, Laz Alonso

 

Mack Wilds

 

Courtney B. Vance

 

Keegan Michael Key

 

 

Sheryl Lee Ralph

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