‘Us’ Leads African American Film Critics Association’s 2019 Awards and Ten Best List

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‘Us’ Leads African American Film Critics Association’s 2019 Awards and Ten Best List
The African American Film Critics Association (Aafca) has named Jordan Peele’s acclaimed horror film “Us” (Universal) Best Film of 2019. The tenth-highest box-office grosser of the year took home three awards, including Best Director for Peele and Best Actress for star Lupita Nyong’o.

“Jordan Peele continued to raise the bar in horror specifically and film overall,” said Aafca President/Co-Founder Gil Robertson. “With ‘Us,’ he once again upended the horror genre. His centering of a black nuclear family determined to survive in a complex storyline in a genre where black family units have historically been unseen is extraordinary. He continues to push previously set boundaries with bold storylines that bring a refreshing perspective to cinema overall and the genre specifically. The film’s $255 million global gross is yet another example that inclusive filmmaking resonates big at the box office and it also resonated critically with our members who awarded the film with our highest honors.
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