Sunday night, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) honored several of Hollywood’s finest actors in one of the first presentations of awards season. The guests sounded like a who’s who of black Hollywood elite as Hill Harper, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Richard Roundtree, Dee Rees, Ava DuVernay, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Rocky Carroll, Hattie Winston, Harold Wheeler, and many more came out to honor the achievements of African Americans in film. Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis took home Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress awards respectively for their roles in The Help. The film’s director, Tate Taylor, came out to support his award-winning actresses, saying that he is “proud” of Davis and Spencer’s performances, which many feel will also bring them Oscar nominations.
– Britni Danielle, Clutch Magazine