The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) celebrates Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation” by awarding Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua with the Beacon Award.
The film is about the triumphant true story of an enslaved man’s grueling journey through the swamps of Louisiana, as he relies on his wits, faith and dedication to his loved ones, to evade his captors and reunite with his family in freedom.
Additionally, Academy Award-nominated Brian Tyree Henry, star of Apple’s feature film “Causeway” earned Best Supporting Actor, while Apple’s documentary “Sidney” landed Best Documentary Film.
The awards presented at the 14th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards honor AAFCA’s mission to cultivate understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contributions of African-descended talent to cinematic and television culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined breakthroughs of future generations.
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