‘Till’ and ‘The Inspection’ Among 2023 AAFCA Awards Winners

Till Movie (Credit: Lynsey Weatherspoon/Orion Pictures)

The Woman King, Till, and The Inspection were big winners on Monday, when the 14th annual AAFCA Awards were announced.

The best picture and best director prizes went to The Woman King. Among the acting winners, Jeremy Pope was named best actor for his performance in The Inspection. Danielle Deadwyler won the best actress award for Till. Deadwyler’s teenage co-star, Jaylin Hall, was named the emerging face of the year.

“AAFCA is deeply honored to recognize some of the most captivating films and performances of the year,” AAFCA president and co-founder Gil Robertson said in a statement. “These thought-provoking stories of strength, determination and courage lift us and entertain us. It’s an honor to recognize the incredible, visionary work both in front of and behind the camera of this year’s AAFCA Award winners.”

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The winners were voted on by AAFCA’s 100+ members. The awards will be handed out at the 14th Annual AAFCA Awards on March 1 in Beverly Hills. Below is the full list of winners.

2023 AAFCA Awards Winners:

Best Picture: “The Woman King”

Best Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Woman King”)

Best Actor: Jeremy Pope (“The Inspection”)

Best Actress: Danielle Deadwyler (“Till”)

Best Supporting Actor: Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”)

Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

Emerging Face: Jalyn Hall (“Till” & “Bruiser”)

Emerging Filmmaker: Carey Williams (“Emergency”)

Best Independent Feature: “Nanny”

Best Animated Feature: “Wendell & Wild”

Best Documentary: “Sidney”

Best Ensemble: “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Best Writing: Rian Johnson (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”)

Best International Feature: “Saint Omer”

Best Song: “Lift Me Up” (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

Best Live Action Short: “We Cry Together”

Best Animated Short: “New Moon”

Special Achievement Honorees:

Impact Award: “Till”

The Innovator Award, presented by Nissan: Composer, Michael Abels (“Nope”)

Building Change Award, presented by Lowes: Production Designer, Hannah Beachler (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

The Beacon Award: Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith (“Emancipation”)

The Ashley Boone Award: Producer, Nate Moore (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)