Monday, December 17, 2012

African-American Film Critics Association Awards 2012 – winners

The African-American Film Critics' Association has revealed its winners for their year-end awards. As is usual, many of the winners are African-American or from African-American friendly movies.

However, the winner of the top award Best Picture was Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, the drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. It was the film's only award.

The biggest haul went to African-American filmmaker Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, taking four prizes. It won for Best Actress, Screenplay, Independent Film and Music. It was #4 on their Top 10 list.

Ben Affleck was named Best Director for Argo. Denzel Washington took Best Actor for Flight, while Best Supporting Actor and Actress went to Nate Parker for Arbitrage and Sally Field for Lincoln respectively.

The African-American Film Critics' Association is one of two critics' groups for black critics. The other is the Black Film Critics Circle, a splinter group which formed after a scandal involving the movie Precious in 2009.

Winners of the African-American Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Best Picture
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Actor
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress
Emayatzy Corinealdi, Middle of Nowhere

Best Supporting Actor
Nate Parker, Arbitrage

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Screenplay
Ava DuVernay, Middle of Nowhere

Best Foreign Language Film
The Intouchables

Best Documentary (TIE)
The House I Live In and Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution

Best Animated Feature
Rise of the Guardians

Best Independent Film
Middle of Nowhere

Best Breakthrough Performer
Quvenzhanè Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Music
Kathryn Bostic and Morgan Rhodes, Middle of Nowhere

Special Achievement Award
Cicely Tyson and Billy Dee Williams

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2012

1. Zero Dark Thirty

2. Argo

3. Lincoln

4. Middle of Nowhere

5. Life of Pi

6. Les MisÈrables

7. Django Unchained

8. Beasts of the Southern Wild

9. Moonrise Kingdom

10. Think Like a Man

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