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2022 African American Film Critics Association award winners announced

Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, The Woman King, Gina Prince-Bythewood, African American Film Critics Association
Lashana Lynch and Thuso Mbedu in The Woman King

Over a month ago now, the African American Film Critics Association announced its Top 10 movies of 2022, with Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Woman King topping their list. Today, they've announced the winners of the remainder of their awards, and they've continued their great tradition of shining a spotlight on the wealth of excellence in Black cinema over the course of the previous year. Prince-Bythewood wins their Best Director award, but it's not the top winner overall in terms of the number of prizes won: that honour goes to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with its four wins, while Till has three. Check it all out below.

Best Picture

The Woman King

Best Director

Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King)

Best Actress

Danielle Deadwyler (Till)

Best Actor

Jeremy Pope (The Inspection)

Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Best Supporting Actor

Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)

Best Writing

Rian Johnson (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery)

Best Song

"Lift Me Up" (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Best Ensemble

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Best Animated Feature

Wendell & Wild

Best Documentary


Best International Feature

Saint Omer

Best Independent Feature


Emerging Filmmaker Award

Carey Williams (Emergency)

Emerging Face Award

Jalyn Hall (Bruiser / Till)

Best Live Action Short

We Cry Together

Best Animated Short

New Moon

The Ashley Boone Award

Nate Moore (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

The Beacon Award

Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith (Emancipation)

The Building Change Award

Hannah Beachler (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

The Innovator Award

Michael Abels (Nope)

Impact Award



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