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'Get Out' Named Best Picture By African American Film Critics Association

AP Photo/ Richard Shotwell
AP Photo/ Richard Shotwell

Jordan Peele's groundbreaking film also won awards for Best Screenplay, Best Directing, and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya.

Get Out has been named the best film of 2017 by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). It also won awards for Best Screenplay, Best Directing, and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya.

"The success of Girls Trip, the first R-rated film starring an all-Black female cast to surpass $100 million, and Get Out, Jordan Peele's directorial debut which surpassed $250 million worldwide, prove just how viable Black films are across the board," AAFCA co-founder and president, Gil Robertson in a press release. "Also, Gook, with its Asian-centered storyline, and Coco, the animated film spotlighting Dia de los Muertos, the revered Mexican tradition, provided our membership with an opportunity to recognize storylines that are relevant to communities that have not previously been included on our list. Overall, it was a great year for cinema that reflects the diverse and complicated world that we live in."

Other winners included Best Actress to Frances McDormand for her role as a heartbroken mother in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Tiffany Haddish won Best Supporting Actress for her breakout role in Girls Trip, and Laurence Fishburn Best Supporting Actor for Last Flag Flying.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Picture: Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Best Director: Jordan Peele - Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Best Actress: Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight)
Best Supporting Actor: Laurence Fishburne - Last Flag Flying (Amazon Studios/Lionsgate)
Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish - Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
Best Comedy: Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
Best Ensemble: Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)
Best Independent: Crown Heights (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)
Best Animated: Coco (Disney/Pixar)
Best Documentary: Step (Fox Searchlight)
Best Foreign: The Wound (Kino Lorber)
Best Screenplay: Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Best Song: "It Ain't Fair" - Detroit - The Roots featuring Bilal (Motown Records)
Best New Media: Mudbound (Netflix)
Best TV Series (Comedy): Blackish (ABC)
Best TV Series (Drama): Queen Sugar (OWN)
Breakout: Lakeith Stanfield - Crown Heights (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)


Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight)
Coco (Disney/Pixar)
Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)
Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight)
Gook (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Crown Heights (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)
Marshall (Open Road Films)


Queen Sugar: Season 2 (OWN)
Underground: Season 2 (WGN)
Insecure: Season 2 (HBO)
Master of None: Season 2 (Netflix)
Black-ish: Season 4 (ABC)
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (Hulu)
Dear White People: Season 1 (Netflix)
She's Gotta Have It: Season 1 (Netflix)
The Defiant Ones (HBO)
Tie: Guerilla/ Snowfall: Season 1 (Showtime/FX)

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