by Netflix The more they fall and Warner Bros. King Richard each has won four top awards from the African American Film Critics Association, it was announced Monday.
Black Western by Jeymes Samuel received first prize for Best Picture as well as Best Ensemble, Best Director (Samuel) and Music (Samuel, Kid Cudi and Jay-Z). King Richard won Best Actor (Will Smith), Best Supporting Actress (Aunjanue Ellis), Best Actor (Saniyya Sidney) and Emerging Director (Reinaldo Marcus Green).
The respectJennifer Hudson received the Best Actress award while Macbeth’s TragedyCorey Hawkins won Best Supporting Actor. Best Screenplay honors went to Adam McKay Don’t look up. Questlove’s soul summer won Best Documentary, and Who we are won Best Independent Feature.
The winners are expected to be celebrated at an in-person event on March 2 at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, with a capacity-limited audience and other health and safety protocols.
“It’s been a fantastic year for film,” said AAFCA President and Co-Founder Gil Robertson. “After reaching the two-year milestone of a global pandemic, great entertainment means more to all of us than ever. This year’s AAFCA winners not only entertained us, but also educated and inspired us and look forward to celebrating them at the AAFCA Awards.
A full list of this year’s winners, voted on by more than 90 band members, follows.
Best picture: The more they fall
Best Director: Jeymes Samuel (The more they fall)
Best Screenplay: Don’t look up (Adam McKay)
Best Actor: Will Smith (King Richard)
Best Actress: Jennifer HudsonThe respect)
Best Supporting Actor: Corey HawkinsMacbeth’s Tragedy)
Best Supporting Actress: Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
Breakout Actor: Saniyya Sidney (King Richard)
Best Overall: The more they fall
Emerging Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green (King Richard)
Best Music: The more they fall (Jeymes Samuel, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z)
Best Indie Feature: Who we are
Best Documentary: soul summer