2012 African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Names Top Films

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    “The selections made this year reflect the refreshing abundance of both studio and independent work that provided a stellar array of roles for both veteran actors and new faces in front of and behind the camera,” says Gil Robertson IV, AAFCA, President and Founder.

    The organization’s Top Ten list of films includes “Argo,” “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi” and “Django Unchained.” “The film industry has done a great job of investing in real stories that reflect the resiliency of the human spirit and we are thrilled to commend our favorites this year,” says AAFCA’s East Coast V.P. Daryle Lockhart, owner of Black Box Office.com.

    The African-American Film Critics Association’s Top Ten Films of 2012 are as follows in order of distinction:

    1.“Zero Dark Thirty”
    2.“Argo”
    3.“Lincoln”
    4.“Middle of Nowhere”
    5.“Life of Pi”
    6.“Les Miserables”
    7. “Django Unchained”
    8.“Beast of the Southern Wild”
    9.“Moonrise Kingdom”
    10.“Think Like a Man”

    Best Actor Denzel Washington, “Flight” (Paramount)
    Best Actress Emayatzy Corinealdi, “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
    Best Supporting Actress Sally Field, “Lincoln” (Touchstone)
    Best Supporting Actor Nate Parker, “Arbitrage” (Roadside Attractions)
    Best Foreign Film Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, “The Intouchables” (Weinstein Company)
    Breakout Performance Quvenzhané Wallis for “Beast of the Southern Wild”
    (Fox Searchlight)
    Best Director Ben Affleck, “Argo” (Warner)
    Best Screenplay Ava DuVernay, “Middle of Nowhere”(AFFRM)
    Best Music Kathryn Bostic & Morgan Rhodes, “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
    Best Independent Film “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
    Best Animation “Rise of the Guardians,” (Paramount)
    Best Documentary tie “The House I Live In” (Charlotte Street Films) &
    “Versailles ’73” (Coffee Bluff Pictures)

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