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Jay-Z & Jeymes Samuel Wins Best Picture at 2022 AAFCA Awards For Netflix Film ‘The Harder They Fall’

'The Harder They Fall' director, writer, composer, and producer Jeymes Samuel and Shawn Jay-Z” Carter serves as a producer for the film scores ‘best picture’ at 2022 african american film critics association awards.

‘The Harder They Fall’ Wins Big At African American Film Critics Association Awards

The Harder They Fall has earned top honors at the 2022 African American Film Critics Association Awards. The Netflix western led the field alongside Warner Bros.’ “King Richard,” with both releases netting four awards across all categories.

The western film with an all-Black cast released by Netflix took the categories Best Picture, Best Director (Jeymes Samuel), Best Ensemble, and Best Music.

Winners will be celebrated at the 13th Annual AAFCA Awards on March 2nd at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles with a limited capacity audience and other health and safety protocols in place.

In addition to “King Richard,” Will Smith was named Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard.

Also, Aunjanue Ellis won Best Supporting Actress and rising talent Saniyya Sidney won the Breakout Actor Award. For Aretha Franklin’s biopic, Respect, Jennifer Hudson was named Best Actress.

See the full list of this year’s winners below:

Best Picture: “The Harder They Fall” Best Director: Jeymes Samuel (“The Harder They Fall”) Best Screenplay: “Don’t Look Up” (Adam McKay) Best Actor: Will Smith (“King Richard”) Best Actress: Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”) Best Supporting Actor: Corey Hawkins (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) Best Supporting Actress: Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”) Breakout Actor: Saniyya Sidney (“King Richard”) Best Ensemble: “The Harder They Fall” Emerging Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green (“King Richard”) Best Music: “The Harder They Fall” (Jeymes Samuel, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z) Best Independent Feature: “Who We Are” Best Documentary: “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”


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