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Judas and the Black Messiah wins three prizes from African-American Film Critics Association

Daniel Kaluuya in Shaka King's Judas and the Black Messiah
Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah

The African-American Film Critics Association has declared its award winners for the 2020/21 movie season, with Judas and the Black Messiah coming out on top. It takes three prizes from AAFCA members, including Best Picture and acting category wins for Daniel Kaluuya and Dominique Fishback. Three prizes also for Regina King's One Night in Miami, including one for King herself in Best Director. Alas, for their shame, they've also found space in their Top 10 Films for Nate Parker's American Skin. From the sublime to the stupid!

Best Picture

  1. Judas and the Black Messiah

  2. One Night in Miami

  3. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

  4. Nomadland

  5. Night of the Kings

  6. American Skin

  7. Da 5 Bloods

  8. Minari

  9. Miss Juneteenth

  10. The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Director

Regina King (One Night in Miami)

Best Actress

Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Best Supporting Actress

Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Best Screenplay

Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami)

Best Ensemble

One Night in Miami

Best Animation


Best Documentary

All In: The Fight for Democracy

Best Foreign Film

Night of the Kings

Breakout Director Award

Shaka King

Breakout Performance Award

Radha Blank

Best Short Film

Two Distant Strangers


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