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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

AWARDS SEASON 2018
"Mudbound" Is The Year's Best Film, Says The BFCC



Rob Morgan as Hap Jackson and Jason Mitchell as Ronsel Jackson in Dee Rees' drama "Mudbound". Netflix/David Bomba
       

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Black Film Critics Circle hailed "Mudbound" the best film of 2017 on Monday.  Dee Rees' 1940s drama about a Black man and a white man from the South who return home to a racially-torn America after fighting in World War Two is released by Netflix and can be seen on the big screen in select theaters in the U.S. and Canada. 

"Mudbound" stars Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan and Garrett Hedlund.  Ms. Blige was named Best Supporting Actress by the BFCC for her role as Florence Jackson.  "Mudbound" cemented itself as the big winner with the BFCC, also named best ensemble cast and best adapted screenplay, written by Virgil Williams and Ms. Rees.

Jordan Peele was named Best Director for the smash hit horror "Get Out" and for best original screenplay. 

The BFCC named veteran performers Gary Oldman ("Darkest Hour") best actor,  Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project") best supporting actor and Frances McDormand ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri") best actress. 

Hailing 2017 as "an enormous year for storytellers of color," Mike Sargent, co-founder and co-president of the Black Film Critics Circle said in part in a statement: "for the first time we are seeing a large diversity of films that are not just starring actors, not just written by, and not just being directed or produced by but written, directed, produced and starring African-Americans, shattering barriers and ushering in a true era of black film."

Mr. Sargent declared, "change is not coming, change is here."

Among other winners were "Coco" as best animated feature, "Strong Island" as best documentary and Roger Deakins, for his cinematography in "Blade Runner 2049".

For the BFCC Signature Awards in part, Mr. Peele was named a Pioneer, Daniel Kaluuya was named Rising Star for his work in "Get Out" and the film "Girls Trip", directed by Malcolm D. Lee, received the Special Mention award.

Twitter: @BLACKFILMCC

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