2018 AAFCA Winners Announced – ‘Black Panther’ and Ryan Coogler Take The Day


So far “Black Panther” has found its way into many of the big prizes in the season. While some questioned its legitimacy as a Best Picture nominee, Ryan Coogler‘s film builds momentum. The African America Film Critics Association, or AAFCA, is the latest to go big on the film. Their winner is “Black Panther,” which took home big prizes for Best Film, Coogler, and Best Song. Both “The Hate U Give” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” earn wins for their supporting performers. Russell Hornsby and Regina King each win again. BlacKkKlansman” also grabbed some big prizes, including Best Actor for John David Washington and Best Screenplay. Despite this, it missed the group’s Top 10 list.

The full group of the nominations can be found below! Check out the AAFCA picks and let us know which are your favorites!

AAFCA Awards Winners:

Best 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”)

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”

AAFCA’s Top Ten List:

  1. “Black Panther” (Walt Disney Studios)
  2. “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
  3. “The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)
  4. “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros. Studios)
  5. “Quincy” (Netflix)
  6. “Roma” (Netflix)
  7. “Blindspotting” (Lionsgate)
  8. “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  9. “Sorry to Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)
  10. “Widows” (20th Century Fox)


What do you think of the AAFCA nominations? Which film do you think gets the biggest boost, and which films show weakness? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

Be sure to check out the Official Oscar Predictions Page to see where this year’s films and performances rank among the contenders!