Tuesday, 13 December 2016

MOONLIGHT DOMINATED THE 2016 AAFCA AWARDS


The African American Film Critics Association has heralded 2016 as 'an exceptional year in terms of the quantity and quality of films about the black experience,' a statement that makes perfect sense upon perusal of their year-end awards. Moonlight deservedly sweeps, but their top 10 films of the year list finds space for several other acclaimed titles with black lead characters. Good work, AAFCA!

Best Picture
1. Moonlight
2. Fences
3. Hidden Figures
4. Lion
5. La La Land
6. The Birth of a Nation
7. Loving
8. Manchester by the Sea
9. Hell or High Water
10. Queen of Katwe

Best Director
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actress
Ruth Negga (Loving)

Best Actor
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Fences)

Best Screenplay
August Wilson (Fences)

Best Song
'I See a Victory' (Hidden Figures)

Best Ensemble
Hidden Figures

Best Animation Film
Zootopia

Best Documentary
13th

Best Foreign Film
Tanna

Best Independent Film
Moonlight

Best Breakout Performance
Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures / Moonlight)