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The Woman King is the AAFCA's Best Film of 2022


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

These days, the African-American Film Critics Association employs an unusual announcement strategy for its awards: they declare their Best Film Top 10 weeks before getting around to declaring their awards winners in other categories. I mean, sure, why not? Typically, their Top 10 is centred around Black filmmaking, though not wholly comprised of Black-centric cinema, and this year is no exception. This year, they've picked Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Woman King as their #1 movie of the year, the first time that a film directed by a Woman of Colour has won their top prize. A fine choice, and some other fine movies in their Top 10. Check back on 16 January to find out the rest of their 2022 awards winners.


AAFCA Top 10 of 2022

1: The Woman King

2: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

3: Till

4: Sidney

5: Emancipation

=: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

6: The Inspection

7: Causeway

8: Everything Everywhere All at Once

9: Wendell & Wild

10: Devotion

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