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Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Honored By African American Film Critics Association With Best Film Of 2017

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Honored By African American Film Critics Association With Best Film Of 2017

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The breakout Jordan Peele-directed film "Get Out" won big at the African American Film Critics Association. The satirical thriller centered around race relations was named the year's Best Picture and won Best Directing, Best Acting and Best Screenplay.

"The films released in 2017 captured a plethora of lifestyles, experiences and emotions that allowed our members to engage with a different range of storylines from previous years," said AAFCA co-founder and President Gil Robertson.

In the announcement, the group also revealed "Girls Trip" as the Best Comedy and Netflix's breakout film "Mudbound" for Best New Media. Its top 10 films and TV series of 2017 was also unveiled with ABC's "Black-ish" and Own's "Queen Sugar" prevailing as the big winners.

Photo via: Universal Studios 

The African American Film Critics Association is the largest group of professional Black film critics. They will host the AAFCA Awards on February 7 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood along with a Special Achievement luncheon on February 3.

Here's the full list of winners:

BEST PICTURE
GET OUT (Universal Pictures)

BEST DIRECTOR
JORDAN PEELE – GET OUT (Universal Pictures)

BEST ACTOR
DANIEL KALUUYA – GET OUT (Universal Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS
FRANCES McDORMAND – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
LAURENCE FISHBURNE – LAST FLAG FLYING (Amazon Studios/Lionsgate)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
TIFFANY HADDISH – GIRLS TRIP (Universal Pictures)

BEST COMEDY
GIRLS TRIP (Universal Pictures)

BEST ENSEMBLE
DETROIT (Annapurna Pictures)

BEST INDEPENDENT
CROWN HEIGHTS (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)

BEST ANIMATED
COCO (Disney/Pixar)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
STEP (Fox Searchlight)

BEST FOREIGN
THE WOUND (Kino Lorber)

BEST SCREENPLAY
GET OUT (Universal Pictures)

BEST SONG
“IT AINT FAIR” – DETROIT – THE ROOTS featuring BILAL (Motown Records)

BEST NEW MEDIA
MUDBOUND (Netflix)

BEST TV SERIES (COMEDY)
BLACK-ISH (ABC)

BEST TV SERIES (DRAMA)
QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)

BREAKOUT
LAKEITH STANFIELD – CROWN HEIGHTS (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)

TOP 10 FILMS

GET OUT (Universal Pictures)
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)
COCO (Disney/Pixar)
GIRLS TRIP (Universal Pictures)
DETROIT (Annapurna Pictures)
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Sony Pictures Classics)
THE SHAPE OF WATER (Fox Searchlight)
GOOK (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
CROWN HEIGHTS (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)
MARSHALL (Open Road Films)

TOP 10 TV PROGRAMS

QUEEN SUGAR: Season 2 (OWN)
UNDERGROUND: Season 2 (WGN)
INSECURE: Season 2 (HBO)
MASTER OF NONE: Season 2 (Netflix)
BLACK-ISH: Season 4 (ABC)
THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Season 1 (Hulu)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Season 1 (Netflix)
SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT: Season 1 (Netflix)
THE DEFIANT ONES (HBO)
TIE: GUERILLA/SNOWFALL: Season 1 (Showtime/FX)