African-American Film Critics Association Awards 2012

December 17th, 2012 - Graham Eley

African-American Film Critics Association has awarded ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ its seventh best film so far this winter.  Argo, in joint second place with three wins, bagged best director but there was nothing for the other,  ‘The Master’.  There were four awards for ‘Middle of Nowhere’ in the best screenplay (Ava DuVernay), actress, (Emayatzy Corinealdi), independent film and music categories.

 

 

Winners:

 

Best Picture: “Zero Dark Thirty”

 

Best Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”

 

Best Actress: Emayatzy Corinealdi, “Middle of Nowhere”

 

Best Actor: Denzel Washington, “Flight”

 

Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, “Lincoln”

 

Best Supporting Actor: Nate Parker, “Arbitrage”

 

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: Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

 

Best Music: Kathryn Bostic and Morgan Rhodes, “Middle of Nowhere”

 

Special Achievement Awards: 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 Misérables”

 

7. “Django Unchained”

 

8. “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

 

9. “Moonrise Kingdom”

 

10. “Think Like a Man”

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