Sunday, July 14, 2024

The 2023 Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) Winners

The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) have announced their winners representing the best in film for 2023. Here are this year’s winners…

Best Film: American Fiction
Best Director: Cord Jefferson – American Fiction
Best Actor: Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction
Best Actress: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor – Origin
Best Supporting Actor: Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction
Best Supporting Actress: Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
Best Original Screenplay: Past Lives
Best Adapted Screenplay: Oppenheimer & American Fiction (Tie)
Best Cinematography: Poor Things
Best Documentary Film: American Symphony
Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
Best Ensemble: American Fiction


PIONEER – Lisa Cortés

This year’s BFCC Pioneer Award is given to Lisa Cortés. Lisa is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy-winning Producer and Director. She is renowned for creating challenging, visionary stories and has been distinguished by her commitment to inclusivity and empowering diverse voices. Her contributions like this year’s Little Richard: I Am Everything about the life and career of Little Richard, the one-of-a-kind rock ‘n’ roll icon who shaped the world of music and Lisa’s ongoing dedication to her craft embodies the very essence of the word Pioneer.”

RISING STAR/ BEST NEWCOMER – A.V. Rockwell & Tia Nomore (Tie)

A.V. Rockwell, director of Sundance Film Festival 2023 Grand Jury Prize winning film A Thousand and One.

And Tia Nomore for feature film acting her debut in the film Earth Mama where she, to quote BFCC member Anthony Holden (Black Cinephile) “delivers a terrific, soul-baring performance.”

SPECIAL MENTION – Colman Domingo

Special Mention this year goes to Colman Domingo who, to quote BFCC member Harrison Martin (FLIXFROG) is “The embodiment of the word thespian. Domingo is a domineering versatile actor whether he’s on stage, television, or on the silver screen. Domingo pulled off two great performances this year as the openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin in Rustin and the charismatic yet abusive Albert ‘Mister’ Johnson in The Color Purple (2023).”

Top Ten
1. American Fiction
2. Oppenheimer
3. The Color Purple
4. Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
5. Origin
6. Past Lives
7. Poor Things
8. Barbie
9. Maestro
10. Anatomy of a Fall

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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