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Watch: Kicking Off Oscar Weekend, American Black Film Fest Announces 2014 ABFF Movie Awards Winners

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 28, 2014 at 12:58PM

Watch: Kicking Off Oscar Weekend, American Black Film Fest Announces 2014 ABFF Movie Awards Winners
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2014 ABFF MOVIE AWARDS

Today, Film Life, Inc., the organization that produces the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), announced the winners of the 2014 ABFF Movie Awards, in an online broadcast hosted by comedian Chris Spencer (Executive Producer/Creator of BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood) that can be viewed below

Joined by fellow comedians and actors Anthony Anderson and Cedric the Entertainer, Spencer announced the winners in eleven categories.

The ABFF Movie Awards is a web-based awards platform created to give fans a voice in recognizing the work of persons of African descent in the motion picture industry and outstanding films portraying the Black experience. Beginning in January, 213,000 movie fans from 9 countries around the world declared their choice for best movies, performances and movie studio of 2013 by voting on www.ABFFMovieAwards.com.

“2013 was a breakout year for Black film/stories, filmmakers and actors; we saw an unprecedented number of films of extraordinary achievement and monumental performances. We are happy to have the opportunity to be a part of their celebration,” said Jeff Friday, ABFF Founder/CEO of Film Life, Inc.

The full list of winners below was determined by popular vote from the nominee list compiled by a jury of film critics and entertainment editors from African American media outlets within the U.S. For consideration, films must have had U.S. theatrical release dates between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, with a minimum two-week run in New York and Los Angeles; as well as have been directed by, written by, produced by or featuring in a leading role a person(s) of African descent. Individuals(actors, directors, producers and writers) must be of African descent.

Watch the online broadcast video below; but first, the list of winners.

2014 ABFF MOVIE AWARDS WINNERS LIST:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

Lee Daniels' The Butler (The Weinstein Company) – produced by Pam Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick and Cassian Elwes

BEST ACTOR

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave

BEST ACTRESS

Nia Long – The Best Man Holiday

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Terrence Howard – The Best Man Holiday

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Lupita Nyong'o – 12 Years A Slave

BEST DIRECTOR

Steve McQueen  12 Years A Slave

BEST SCREENPLAY

12 Years A Slave – written by John Ridley

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

The Best Man Holiday

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station

ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- for an artist (male or female) in recognition of their collective body of work for the year.

Kevin Hart (appeared in: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, This Is The End, Grudge Match; produced: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain)

STUDIO OF THE YEAR -- for a motion picture studio in recognition of the distribution of quality films directed by, written by, produced by or featuring in a leading role a person(s) of African descent.

The Weinstein Company (Lee Daniels' The Butler, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Fruitvale Station) 


For more information about the American Black Film Festival, log onto www.ABFF.com.

This article is related to: Chris Spencer, Anthony Anderson, Cedric The Entertainer, Awards


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