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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

AWARDS SEASON 2018
"Get Out" Gets Up With A Clean Sweep From AAFCA



Lil Rel Howery as Rod Williams in Jordan Peele's horror drama "Get Out". Universal
       

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) made "Get Out" its best film of 2017 and lauded it with three other wins.  The world's largest assemblage of professional Black film critics saluted Daniel Kaluuya's work in Jordan Peele's film in its Best Actor category, while naming Mr. Peele Best Director and Best Screenplay writer.  The horror film has received numerous accolades on critics' end of year lists as well as named Best Picture by some critics groups. 

The AAFCA recognized Frances McDormand for her lead performance in Martin McDonagh's brute-force comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".  The group based in Hollywood, named Tiffany Haddish as Best Supporting Actress in Malcolm D. Lee's comedy "Girls Trip" and Laurence Fishburne as Best Supporting Actor for "Last Flag Flying", the drama directed by Richard Linklater. 

"Step" was named Best Documentary, "Coco" was named Best Animated Feature, "Crown Heights" starring Lakeith Stanfield (named Best Breakout Actor), was named Best Independent Feature while "The Wound" was named Best Foreign Film.

In a statement AAFCA co-founder and president Gil Robertson said, "the films released in 2017 captured a plethora of lifestyles, experiences and emotions athat allowed our members to engage with a different range of storylines from previous years."  Mr. Robinson also praised the financial success of "Girls Trip" and "Get Out".  Both films were released by Universal Pictures, the latter grossing over $250 million worldwide.

The AAFCA also saluted various televison programs, naming Ava DuVernay's "Queen Sugar" Season 2 (Oprah Winfrey Network) as the top TV program of 2017.  Shawn Edwards, a co-founder of the AAFCA, said in part: "While content targeting Black audiences dominates both charts (film and TV), AAFCA is pleased to acknowledge and recognize content that represents the global community." 

The organization honored a variety of television shows, performers and films in 2017, and Mr. Edwards spoke to that.  "This wave of new content thrives in an environment where multiple voices are welcomed and championed.  Inclusion is a win for everybody, especially audiences."

Two awards ceremonies will be held to recognize the AAFCA's 2017 winners: one, A Special Achievement Luncheon sponsored by Morgan Stanley, on February 3 at the California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey and the AAFCA Awards ceremony (sponsored by Nissan) on February 7 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

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