Jordan Peele’s blockbuster film, Get Out, was the big winner of the African American Film Critics Association. The film, a satirical look at race relations, won the Best Film, Best Directing, Best Acting and Best Screenplay recognitions from the world’s largest group of professional black film critics.
“The films released in 2017 captured a plethora of lifestyles, experiences and emotions that allowed our members to engage with a different range of storylines from previous years,” said AAFCA co-founder and President Gil Robertson.
In addition to Get Out, the AAFCA also recognized Girls Trip, with Tiffany Haddish taking home an honor.
“The success of Girls Trip, the first R-rated film starring an all-black female cast to surpass $100 million, and Get Out, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut which surpassed $250 million worldwide, prove just how viable black films are across the board,” Robertson said. “Overall, it was a great year for cinema that reflects the diverse and complicated world that we live in.”
The complete list of winners is below:
- Best Picture: Get Out (Universal Pictures)
- Best Director: Jordan Peele—Get Out (Universal Pictures)
- Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya—Get Out (Universal Pictures)
- Best Actress: Frances McDormand—Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Fox Searchlight)
- Best Supporting Actor: Laurence Fishburne—Last Flag Flying (Amazon Studios/Lionsgate)
- Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish—Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
- Best Comedy: Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
- Best Ensemble: Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)
- Best Independent: Crown Heights (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)
- Best Animated: Coco (Disney/Pixar)
- Best Documentary: Step (Fox Searchlight)
- Best Foreign: The Wound (Kino Lorber)
- Best Screenplay: Get Out (Universal Pictures)
- Best Song: “It Ain’t Fair”—Detroit, the Roots featuring Bilal (Motown Records)
- Best New Media: Mudbound (Netflix)
- Best TV Series (Comedy): Black-ish (ABC)
- Best TV Series (Drama): Queen Sugar (OWN)
- Breakout: Lakeith Stanfield—Crown Heights (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)