Showing posts with label The Woman King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Woman King. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2023

‘The Woman King’ Wins Best Picture and Best Director at African American Film Critics Association Awards

“The Woman King” won the top prize at this year’s African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) awards, taking home the award for best picture. The Sony Pictures film was up against “Till,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”; each feature ended up winning at least two awards.

Along with best picture, “The Woman King” notched an award in the best director category, with the honor going to Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Winners and special honorees will be celebrated at the 14th annual AAFCA Awards on March 1 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif. Additional special events and programming will be anoounced in the coming months.

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

Best Picture: “The Woman King”

Best Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Woman King”)

Best Actor: Jeremy Pope (“The Inspection”)

Best Actress: Danielle Deadwyler (“Till”)

Best Supporting Actor: Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”)

Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

Emerging Face: Jaylin Hall (“Till” & “Bruiser”)

Emerging Filmmaker: Carey Williams (“Emergency”)

Best Independent Feature: “Nanny”

Best Animated Feature: “Wendell & Wild”

Best Documentary: “Sidney”

Best Ensemble: “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Best Writing: Rian Johnson (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”)

Best International Feature: “Saint Omer”

Best Song: “Lift Me Up” (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

Best Live Action Short: “We Cry Together”

Best Animated Short: “New Moon”

Special Acievement Honorees

Impact Award: “Till”

The Innovator Award: Composer, Michael Abels (“Nope”)

Building Change Award, presented by Lowes: Production Designer, Hannah Beachler (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

The Beacon Award: Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith (“Emancipation”)

The Ashley Boone Award: Producer, Nate Moore (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Woman King Receives Two Critics Choice Awards Nominations

The film nominations for the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards are in.

The Woman King received two nominations from the Critics Choice Awards.

Viola Davis was nominated for Best Actor and Gina Prince-Bythewood was nominated for Best Director.

Winners will be announced at the Chelsea Handler-hosted awards ceremony on Jan. 15, 2023, airing live at 7 p.m. ET on The CW.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

The Woman King named best film of the year by the African-American Film Critics Association

The Woman King beat out Wakanda Forever and has been crowned best film of the year by the African-American Film Critics Association ahead of the 14th Annual AAFCA Awards.

It's not too surprising considering the historical epic received a 'certified fresh' 94% critic approval rating (out of 241 reviews) and a 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes since opening September 16.

Independent Spirit Award winner Gina Prince-Bythewood's $50M-budget, $94.2M-grossing film centered on the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to 19th centuries.

The film stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and John Boyega and is currently still in theaters and on VOD.

The Woman King is already garnering Academy Award buzz for Oscar winner Viola Davis.

The top 5 films picked by the AAFCA were:

1. The Woman King

2. The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

3. Till

4. "Sidney" documentary

5. Emanicipation


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Help make The Woman King a boxoffice success this weekend!

By George L. Cook III African American Reports

The Woman King starring Viola Davis opens this Friday and is expected to open #1 at the box office, but only with a $15 million opening per Variety.

That is simply not good enough if we wish to see different African American or Black stories told on the big screen. Black people, we need to show up at the theater this weekend and support this movie!

I read all the time on social media how many in the Black community love Viola Davis. I read how great of an actor many believe she is. I read how everyone is proud and supports her work to support women and Black people in the entertainment industry.

 I read how many African Americans are tired of comedies and "gangsta" movies featuring a majority Black cast. I read how you want to see different stories featuring Black people! I read how you would love to support different and something that was a quality motion picture.

If all of that is true then those same people who love Viola Davis on social media should show up to the movie theater this weekend and help The Woman King gross over $25 million.

Don't just show up because the cast is majority Black (although if that's your reason I ain't mad at you), show up because the reviews are excellent and The woman King currently holds a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Go see it because many reviews say that it's a rousing action adventure.

Most importantly go see it if you truly want to see different Black stories told!

Support The Woman King!

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Check out the trailer for THE WOMAN KING starring Viola Davis

Check out the first trailer for the "The Women King" starrring Viola Davis.

The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for.

The fiim is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and stars Viola Davis,Thuso Mbedu Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and John Boyega.