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By Kam Williams | The Skanner News
Published: 29 December 2016

Best Big Budget Black Films

  • 1. Fences
  • 2. Loving
  • 3. The Birth of a Nation
  • 4. Free State of Jones
  • 5. Race
  • 6. Hidden Figures
  • 7. Barbershop: The Next Cut
  • 8. Southside with You
  • 9. Miles Ahead
  • 10. Queen of Katwe

Best Independent Black Films

  • 1. Moonlight
  • 2. Kicks
  • 3. Sweaty Betty
  • 4. The Perfect Match
  • 5. Of Mind and Music
  • 6. The Bounce Back
  • 7. Morris from America
  • 8. Mr. Church
  • 9. Nina
  • 10. The Fits

Best Black Documentaries

  • 1. 13th
  • 2. O.J.: Made in America
  • 3. I Am Not Your Negro
  • 4. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
  • 5. The Wake of Vanport
  • 6. When Justice Isn't Just
  • 7. Kevin Hart: What Now?
  • 8. Presenting Princess Shaw
  • 9. Do Not Resist
  • 10. The Wake of Vanport 2

Best Actor (Lead Role)

  • 1. Denzel Washington (Fences, The Magnificent Seven)
  • 2. Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation)
  • 3. Jahking Guillory (Kicks)
  • 4. Stephan James (Race)
  • 5. Ice Cube (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
  • 6. Markees Christmas (Morris from America)
  • 7. Terrence Jenkins (The Perfect Match)
  • 8. Don Cheadle (Miles Ahead)
  • 9. Parker Sawyers (Southside with You)
  • 10. Shemar Moore (The Bounce Back)

 Best Actor (Supporting Role)

  • 1. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Free State of Jones, Hidden Figures, Kicks)
  • 2. J.B. Smoove (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
  • 3. John Legend (La La Land)
  • 4. Craig Robinson (Morris from America)
  • 5. Forest Whitaker (Arrival)
  • 6. Bill Bellamy (The Bounce Back)
  • 7. Common (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
  • 8. Christopher Jordan Wallace (Kicks)
  • 9. Deon Cole (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
  • 10. Isaac Ryan Brown (Believe)

 Best Actress (Lead Role)

  •  1. Ruth Negga (Loving)
  • 2. Viola Davis (Fences)
  • 3. Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
  • 4. Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
  • 5. Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures)
  • 6. Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
  • 7. Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Free State of Jones)
  • 8. Aunjanue Ellis (Of Mind and Music)
  • 9. Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters)
  • 10. Zoe Saldana (Nina)

 Best Actress (Supporting Role)

  • 1. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
  • 2. Gabrielle Union (The Birth of a Nation)
  • 3. Janelle Monae (Moonlight)
  • 4. Lupita Nyong'o (Queen of Katwe)
  • 5. Regina Hall (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
  • 6. Eve (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
  • 7. Aunjanue Ellis (The Birth of a Nation)
  • 8. Emayatzy Corinealdi (Miles Ahead)
  • 9. Halle Berry (Kevin Hart: What Now?)
  • 10. Nicki Minaj (Barbershop: The Next Cut)

Best Director (Big Budget Film)

  • 1. Denzel Washington (Fences)
  • 2. Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven)
  • 3. Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation)
  • 4. Malcolm Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
  • 5. Don Cheadle (Miles Ahead)

Best Director (Independent Film)

  • 1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
  • 2. Justin Tipping (Kicks)
  • 3. Billie Woodruff (The Perfect Match)
  • 4. Zachary Reed and Joseph Frank (Sweaty Betty)

Best Director (Documentary Film)

  • 1. Ava DuVernay (13th)
  • 2. Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro)
  • 3. Leslie Small and Tim Story (Kevin Hart: What Now?)
  • 4. Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules (Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise)

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