Quincy Jones, Jason Blum, Ryan Coogler honored by Film Critics Organization

Presenters included Lakeith Stanfield, Trevante Rhodes and Storm Reid.

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At their 10th Annual Awards, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), handed out trophies to its winners and special honorees.

Music icon Quincy Jones received the inaugural AAFCA Stanley Kramer Award presented to him by Karen Kramer, wife of the late Stanley Kramer, while producer Jason Blum (“BlacKkKlansman,” “Get Out”) received the Cinema Vanguard award and Aneesh Chaganty received the Breakthrough Film Award for his groundbreaking film “Searching.”  A film thriller entirely told via technology devices, it follows a father’s online quest to locate his missing daughter.

Actress Tichina Arnold hosted the event which was held at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood and put on by the largest black film critics organization in America.AAFCA co-founder and president Gil Robertson (L), Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, AAFCA co-founder Shawn Edwards (R) backstage at the 10th Annual AAFCA Awards

Awards were also handed out to previously announced winners including Ryan Coogler (Best Film, Best Director for “Black Panther,” Barry Jenkins (Best Independent Film for “If Beale Street Could Talk”), Regina Hall (Best Actress winner for “Support The Girls”) and Russell Hornsby received an award for Best Supporting Actor for “The Hate U Give.Barry Jenkins on the red carpet

Spiderman  Into The Spiderverse” continued its winning streak picking up best animated movie and other award winners included Amandla Stenberg (Best Breakthrough Performance for “The Hate U Give”), John David Washington (Best Actor for “BlacKkKlansman”), Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks (Best Documentary for “Quincy”) and a Best Foreign Language Film Award for “Roma” which producer Gabriela Rodriguez accepted on the director Alfonso Cuarón’s behalf.

Presenters included Lakeith Stanfield, Trevante Rhodes, Storm Reid, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Colman Domingo, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Ava DuVernay.

(pictured: (top) Quincy Jones, (middle) AAFCA co-founder and president Gil Robertson (L), Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, AAFCA co-founder Shawn Edwards(R), (bottom) director Barry Jenkins. (Photos by Sheri Determan) 

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