“Zero Dark Thirty” Crowned Best Film of 2012 by the African American Film Critics Association


This past weekend, the notable organization of The African-American Film Critics Associations convened to celebrate the year in films. “Zero Dark Thirty,” accrued even more recognition, making a swoop for the Best Film of the year, making it a strong contender for the upcoming Academy Awards. The AFFCA Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood to crown the most memorable films and African American talent of 2012. Gil Robertson IV, the President and Founder of AAFCA commented, “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.”

Below you can find the winners of African-American Film Critics Association’s Top Ten Films of 2012 in order of distinction:

1.“Zero Dark Thirty”
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”
Best Actress: Emayatzy Corinealdi, “Middle of Nowhere”
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Best Supporting Actor: Nate Parker, “Arbitrage”
Best Foreign Film Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano, “The Intouchables”
Breakout Performance: Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beast of the Southern Wild”
Best Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Best Screenplay: Ava DuVernay, “Middle of Nowhere”
Best Music Best Independent Film “Middle of Nowhere”
Best Animation: “Rise of the Guardians,”
Best Documentary: tie between “The House I Live In” & “Versailles ’73”