Regina Hall hosted the show, which saw Tyler Perry and Mary J. Blige receive special awards.
10th Annual AAFCA Awards also recognized Quincy Jones & ‘BlacKkKlansman’ producer Jason Blum.
The winners will be announced next month in Hollywood.
Brown picked up three nods and Washington received two.
The winners will be announced on Sunday, January 13.
“I cannot even put into words how I feel right now,” King said.
The awards will be handed out next month in Beverly Hills.
“I’m never going to say all police are corrupt,” Lee explains in a new interview.
Riley claims the film fails to paint an accurate picture of police brutality.
The Spike Lee drama opens in the top five, while “The Meg” takes first place.