Denzel Washington, Middle of Nowhere Honored by African American Film Critics

The AAFCA also named Zero Dark Thirty its top film of the year.

Posted: 12/19/2012 09:00 AM EST
Denzel Washington

Black film critics have spoken! Denzel Washington, Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere and Kathryn Bigelow's terrorist drama Zero Dark Thirty are among those who have been awarded honors by the African American Film Critics Association this year.

Washington was given the Best Actor prize for his role as a troubled pilot in Flight, while Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere nabbed four awards, including an acting prize for lead Emayatzy Corinealdi and Best Independent Film.

Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's story about the USA's capture of Osama Bin Laden, was named the top film of 2012 by the association. Here's a complete list of AAFCA's Top Ten: 

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Argo
3. Lincoln
4. Middle of Nowhere
5. Life of Pi
6. Les Miserables
7. Django Unchained
8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
9. Moonrise Kingdom
10. Think Like a Man

For a complete list of winners, click here. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.
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