Black Panther is the year’s best film according to the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). The film won the prestigious honor as well as wins for Best Director (Ryan Coogler) and Best Song (“All The Stars”).
Other films that came out as a big winner include Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, which won Best Screenplay (Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott) and Best Actor (John David Washington).
The Hate U Give won Best Supporting Actor (Russell Hornsby) and Best Breakout Performance (Amandla Stenberg), If Beale Street Could Talk won for Best Supporting Actress (Regina King) and Best Independent Film and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won for Best Animated Film. Quincy won for Best Documentary and Roma won for Best Foreign Film.
Support the Girls, a film that seems to have been overlooked by several awards associations, was finally awarded by the AAFCA for Best Actress (Regina Hall).
The organization also recognized television by awarding Insecure as Best TV Comedy and Queen Sugar as Best TV Drama. Best New Media went to Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk.