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The 10th Annual AAFCA (African American Film Critics Awards) Awards – Film/TV 

Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist


10th Annual AAFCA (African American Film Critics Association) Awards

Photos by Sheri Determa 


      The 10th Annual AAFCA
(African American Film Critics Association) Awards
on February 6, 2019 at the
beautiful Taglyan Complex in Hollywood was an evening of splendor and enjoyment
once again. 

Guest dinning

     This event is highly anticipated every award season and never
disappoints. It is a celebration that openly invites everyone to share regardless
of race on behalf of the African American experience and achievement in film,
television and new media. Diversity and inclusion within the entertainment
industry are two very important main components of these special awards.


L-R Shawn Edwards, Tichina Arnold and Gil L. Robertson IV

AAFCA Co-Founders Gil L. Roberson IV and Shawn
have worked diligently with untiring devotion and commitment to
advance the organization to the top level it has achieved. 

     The 2019 Awardees
are the iconic Quincy Jones, music/film & TV producer; The
Stanley Kramer Award; Jason Blum,
founder and CEO of Blumhouse
and producer of BlackKKlansman,
Get Out, Paranormal Activity
, The
Purge, Insidious
and Sinister
franchises; The Cinema Vanguard Award and Aneesh Chaganty,
director/writer of Breakthrough Film Award, writer of Searching.

Gil L. Robertson and Quincy Jones


Gil L. Robertson and honoree Jason Blum


L-R  Honoree Aneesh Chaganty & presenter Barry Jenkins



     The award presenters were the lovely Regina Hall, actress; John
David Washington
, actor; Ryan Coogler, director; Barry
Director and George Tilman, Jr, director. The
Host for the evening’s ceremonies was actress Tichina Arnold.

Jessie T. Usher and Regina Hall



George Tillman, Jr. and Almandla Stenberg


L-R Gil Robinson, Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay & Shawn Edwards

John David Washington & Ava DuVernay


Storm Reid

The 2019 AAFCA Winner’s List:

Film: “Black Panther”
Best Director: Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”)
Best Screenplay:  Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott
& Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Best Actor: John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Best Actress: Regina Hall (“Support the Girls)”
Best Supporting Actor: Russell Hornsby (“The Hate U Give”)

Wendy Raquel Robinson

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Best Breakout Performance: Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”)
Best Animated Film: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Best Independent Film: “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Best Foreign Film: “Roma”
Best Documentary: “Quincy”
Best Song: “All The Stars” (“Black Panther”)
Best New Media: “Red Table Talk”
Best TV Drama:  “Queen Sugar”
Best TV Comedy:  “Insecure”


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Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna

The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)

A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Studios)

Quincy (Netflix)

Roma (Netflix)

Blindspotting (Lionsgate)

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)

Widows (20th Century Fox)

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