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Blacktrospective 2017
By Kam Williams, Contributing Writer
Published December 28, 2017

Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema

Best Big Budget Black Films



  1. Mudbound
  2. Get Out
  3. Girls Trip
  4. Detroit

Best Independent Black Films


  1. A Question of Faith
  2. Crown Heights

Best Black Documentaries


  1. Step
  2. Whose Streets?

Best Actor (Lead Role)



  1. Jason Mitchell (Mudbound)
  2. Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
  3. John Boyega (Detroit)

Best Actor (Supporting Role)


  1. Nnamdi Asomugha (Crown Heights)
  2. Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver)
  3. Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying)

Regina Hall arrives as Universal Pictures Presents the world premiere of Girls Trip at Regal LA Live in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday July 13, 2017
(Photo Courtesy: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages/AP)

Best Actress (Lead Role)


  1. Kim Fields (A Question of Faith)
  2. Amandla Steinberg (Everything, Everything)
  3. Regina Hall (Girls Trip)

Tiffany Haddish appears at the TBS “The Last O.G.” panel during the Turner Networks Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo Courtesy: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Best Actress (Supporting Role)


  1. Carmen Ejogo (It Comes at Night & Roman J. Israel, Esq.)
  2. Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip)
  3. Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)
  4. Anika Noni Rose (Everything, Everything)

In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo, Jordan Peele poses for a portrait at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” in theaters Friday, Feb. 24, is one of those rare creations that functions both as a taut psychological thriller and as searing social commentary about racism in the modern era. (Photo Courtesy: Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Best Director


  1. Dee Rees (Mudbound)
  2. Stella Meghie (Everything, Everything)
  3. Jordan Peele (Get Out)
  4. Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women)




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