Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Apple Original Films’ ‘Causeway,’ ‘Emancipation,’ ‘Sidney” honored by African American Film Critics Association

Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua (not pictured) received the Beacon Award for Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation” from Gil Robertson, co-founder and president of the African American Film Critics Association.

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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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.