‘The Harder They Fall’ wins Best Picture at the African American Film Critics Association Awards


The more they fall” won top honors this year at the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) awards, winning Best Photo. The Netflix western led the pack alongside Warner Bros. “King Richard“, with both versions winning four awards in all categories.

In addition to Best Picture, “The Harder They Fall” also won Best Director for Jeymes Samuel; best music for Samuel, Kid Cudi and Jay-Z; and better together. Meanwhile, “King Richard” won Best Actor for Will Smith, Best Supporting Actress for Aunjanue Ellis, Featured Actor for Saniyya Sidney and Emerging Director for Reinaldo Marcus Green.

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Other major awards boy wins include Jennifer Hudson in ‘Respect’ for Best Actress, Corey Hawkins in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ for Best Supporting Actor and ‘Don’t Look Up’ for Best Screenplay. Winners will be honored at the band’s 13th annual awards ceremony on March 2 at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., scheduled with a capacity-limited audience and health and safety protocols.

“It’s been a fantastic year for film,” said AAFCA President and Co-Founder Gil Robertson. “After reaching the two-year milestone of a global pandemic, great entertainment means more to all of us than ever. This year’s AAFCA winners not only entertained us, but also educated and inspired us and look forward to celebrating them at the AAFCA Awards.

In addition to the announced winners, other special award recipients will be revealed in the coming weeks.

See the full list of this year’s winners below:

Best Picture: “The More They Fall”
Best Director: Jeymes Samuel (“The More They Fall”)
Best Screenplay: “Don’t Look Up” (Adam McKay)
Best actor: Will Smith (“King Richard”)
Best Actress: Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”)
Best Supporting Actor: Corey Hawkins (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”)
Best Supporting Actress: Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”)
Breakout actor: Saniyya Sidney (“King Richard”)
Best Overall: “The More They Fall”
Emerging Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green (“King Richard”)
Best Music: “The More They Fall” (Jeymes Samuel, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z)
Best Indie Feature: “Who we are”
Best Documentary: “Summer of Soul (…Or, When Revolution Couldn’t Be Televised)”

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