African American Film Critics Association Awards

February 8th marked the 5th annual awards ceremony for the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), hosted at Taglyan Cultural Complex. The venue was packed with film industry celebrities, executives, agents, managers, producers, and local politicians.

Among the celebrities in attendance were Danny Glover, Lynn Whitfield, Jordin Sparks, Richard Roundtree, Omari Hardwick, David Oyelowo, and Nate Parker.

The 2012 indie film “Middle of Nowhere” was the big winner of the night, collecting four awards. The award for best picture went to “Zero Dark Thirty,” about Seal Tem 6’s hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Ben Affleck took home the honor of “Best Director” for his work on “Argo.”

Acting awards were handed out by the AAFCA to Denzel Washington for “Flight,” Amayatzy Corinealdi for “Middle of Nowhere,” Sally Fields for “Lincoln,” and Nate Parker for “Arbitage.” Nine-year-old actress, and Academy Award nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis was given the award for “Best Breakout Performance” for her stunning work in “Beasts if the Southern Wild.”

Congratulations to all nominees and winners!