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African American Film Critics Association Award Winners

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In a year of powerful performances, 12 YEARS A SLAVE and LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER did well with the African American Film Critics Association, as expected. But the group did not reserve their acting accolades exclusively for Black cinema. So, while Steve McQueen’s film took four awards from the AAFCA, Sandra Bullock and Jared Leto also found themselves in the winners’ circle.

Check out the full list of winners below, including their Top Ten of 2013:

BEST PICTURE:
12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST DIRECTOR:
Steve McQueen – 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST ACTOR:
Forest Whitaker – LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

BEST ACTRESS:
Sandra Bullock – GRAVITY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Jared Leto – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Oprah Winfrey – LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

BEST SCREENPLAY:
John Ridley – 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST WORLD CINEMA:
MOTHER OF GEORGE

BEST ANIMATED FILM:
FROZEN

BEST DOCUMENTARY:
AMERICAN PROMISE

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM:
FRUITVALE STATION

BEST BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE:
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST MUSIC:
Raphael Saadiq – BLACK NATIVITY

TOP TEN FILMS OF 2013:
1. 12 YEARS A SLAVE
2. LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER
3. MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
4. AMERICAN HUSTLE
5. GRAVITY
6. FRUITVALE STATION
7. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
8. SAVING MR. BANKS
9. OUT OF THE FURNACE
10. 42

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