The African American Film Critics Association announced their nominations for the best in film and television of 2017.
The world’s largest group of professional Black film critics gave a resounding applause to Jordan Peele’s thriller, Get Out. On top of being voted Best Picture, the film also scored wins for Best Director (Peele), Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) and Best Screenplay.
Girls Trip received the Best Comedy honor and Tiffany Haddish won the Best Supporting Actress win for her role in the Malcolm D. Lee film. Crown Heights, a biopic about Colin Warner’s unlawful imprisonment got honors for Best Independent Film and Breakout to Lakeith Stanfield —who was also in Get Out.
A full list of the winners are below.
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
This year was record breaking for Black film with Get Out being the highest-grossing original debut ever with over $160 million in U.S. ticket sales. Girls Trip, a film about four friends who attend the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, also broke a record as the highest-grossing adult comedy of 2017 with over $115 million in U.S. box office sales.
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