Us wins top honours in African American Film Critics Association awards


Lupita Nyong'o in Us

In a welcome break from the wave of Best Film prizes awarded so far this season to The Irishman and Parasite (deserving winners though they are), the African American Film Critics Association has bestowed its top honour upon Jordan Peele's thriller Us. It also wins Best Director and Actress prizes, while all the individually named award winners are persons of colour. I'll take a change of pace like this any day over the same old stuff, as worthy as it may often be.


Best Film

1. US

2. Dolemite Is My Name

3. Just Mercy

4. Clemency

5. The Irishman

6. Queen & Slim

7. Waves

8. Atlantics

= Parasite

9. The Farewell

10. Harriet


Best Director

JORDAN PEELE (US)


Best Actress

LUPITA NYONG'O (US)


Best Actor

EDDIE MURPHY (DOLEMITE IS MY NAME)


Best Supporting Actress

DA'VINE JOY RANDOLPH (DOLEMITE IS MY NAME)


Best Supporting Actor

JAMIE FOXX (JUST MERCY)


Best Screenplay

BONG JOON HO (PARASITE)


Best Animated Film

ABOMINABLE


Best Documentary

THE BLACK GODFATHER


Best Foreign Film

PARASITE


Best Independent Film

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO


Best Breakout Performance

KELVIN HARRISON JR. (WAVES)


Impact Award

QUEEN & SLIM


We See You Award

TAYLOR RUSSELL (WAVES)


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