Viola Davis receives a Best Actress accolade from BFCC

“The diversity of the types of films being made by filmmakers of color and how well they have been received at the global box office speaks volumes,” says BFCC co-president Mike Sargent.

From movies “If Beale Street Could Talk”, “The Hate U Give,” “Roma,”  to “Widows” it’s been a great year for female led films and the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) gave a to nod to some of these films as they recently announced their annual award winners list.

“If Beale Street Could Talk” scored a Best Supporting Actress nod for Regina King and  Steve McQueen’s heist pic,  an adaptation of a British mini-series from 1983 in which four widowed women plan to finish a heist job their dead husbands failed to complete, earned Viola Davis a Best Actress accolade.WIDOWS

The organization of black film critics also named “Black Panther” as its Best Picture of 2018.

“This has been a year of significant advancement for storytellers of color,”  said BFCC co-president Mike Sargent. “The diversity of  the types of films being made by filmmakers of color and how well they have been received at the global box office speaks volumes to antiquated notion that ‘black films don’t travel’ or have international appeal.”

Check out the full list of winners:

Best Picture
Black Panther

Best Director
Ryan Coogler

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Best Actress
Viola Davis

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Best Supporting Actress
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay
Sorry To Bother You – Boots Riley

Best Adapted Screenplay
If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins

Best Cinematography
Roma

Best Foreign Film
Roma

Best Documentary
Quincy

Best Animated Film
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Ensemble
Black Panther

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