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AMERICAN FILM AWARDS ®
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great films this year..
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The American Film Awards ® Experience

 

OUR CORE VALUES

1. Make you fall in love with films 2. Teach you what a good film looks & feels like 3. Give you a pathway to break into the film industry 4. Shine a bigger spotlight on world's film industry to build a bridge between Hollywood, Nollywood and Bollywood. 5. Create more job opportunities for filmmakers in Hollywood 6. Increase diversity through job creation and projects for all people.

THE NOMINEES (2019)

BEST ACTION FILM

6 UNDERGROUND, DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY 

1917, DIRECTOR SAM MENDES

WAR, DIRECTOR SIDDHARTH ANAND

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, DIRECTOR ADIL ARBI BILALL FALLAH 

TRIPLE FRONTIER, DIRECTOR J.C CHANDOR 

 

BEST DRAMATIC FILM

THE KITCHEN, DIRECTOR ANDREA BERLOFF 

MARRIAGE STORY, DIRECTOR NOAH BAUMBACH

THE FAREWELL, DIRECTOR LULU WANG 

PARASITE, DIRECTOR BONG JOON HO

JOKER, DIRECTOR TODD PHILLIPS                   

AMERICAN SKIN, DIRECTOR NATE PARKER   

 

BEST ROMANTIC FILM                      

LET IT SNOW, DIRECTOR LUKE SNELLIN

LAST CHRISTMAS, DIRECTOR PAUL FEIG

THE SKY IS PINK, DIRECTOR SHONALI BOSE                   

QUEEN AND SLIM, DIRECTOR

FALLING INN LOVE, DIRECTOR ROGER KUMBLE

                                               

BEST COMEDY                     

DOLOMITE IS MY NAME, DIRECTOR CRAIG BREWER   

I GOT THE HOOK UP 2, DIRECTOR COREY GRANT

GOOD BOYS, DIRECTOR GENE STUPNITSKY

HUSTLERS, DIRECTOR LORENE SCAFARIA      

                                               

BEST HORROR FILM                           

MIDSOMMAR, DIRECTOR ARI ASTER

US, DIRECTOR JORDAN PEELE

IT, CHAPTER 2, DIRECTOR ANDY MUSCHIETTI

POLAROID, DIRECTOR LARS KLEVBERG

WOUNDS, DIRECTOR BABAK ANVARI

THE SILENCE, DIRECTOR JOHN R. LEONETTI   

               

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM                            

AD ASTRA, DIRECTOR JAMES GRAY                

X-MEN: DARK PHEONIX, DIRECTOR SIMON KINBERG  

LUCY IN THE SKY, DIRECTOR NOAH HAWLEY

I AM MOTHER, DIRECTOR GRANT SPUTORE

AVENGERS: ENDGAME, DIRECTOR ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO

                               

BEST ANIMATED FILM                      

I LOST MY BODY, DIRECTOR JEREMY CLAPIN

TOY STORY 4, DIRECTOR JOSH COOLEY

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - THE HIDDEN WORLD, DIRECTOR DEAN DEBLOIS              

KLAUS, DIRECTOR SERGIO PABLOS, CARLOS MARTINEZ LOPEZ

               

BEST SHORT FILM

HAIRCUT (U.K) DIRECTOR KOBU ADOMO

GHOSTS OF SUGAR LAND, DIRECTOR BASSAM TARIQ 

HAIL MARY COUNTRY, DIRECTOR TANNAZ HAZEMI

JESUS IS KING, A FILM BY KANYE WEST. DIRECTOR, NICK KNIGHT

SUC DE SINDRIA, IRENE MURAY                                       

                               

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM                             

REMASTERED- THE TWO KILLINGS OF SAM COOKE, DIRECTOR KELLY DUANE

HONEYLAND, DIRECTOR TAMARA KOTEVSKA, LJUBOMIR STEFANOV

APOLLO 11, DIRECTOR TODD DOUGLAS MILLER

AMAZING GRACE, DIRECTOR ALAN ELLIOTT, SYDNEY POLLACK

AMERICAN FACTORY, DIRECTOR STEVEN BOGNAR, JULIA REICHERT

ONE CHILD NATION, DIRECTOR NANFU WANG, JIALING ZHANG

                               

BEST ACTOR                         

EDWARD NORTON, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN

EDDIE MURPHY, DOLEMITE IS MY NAME                       

JOAQUIN PHOENIX, JOKER

DANIEL KALUYA, QUEEN & SLIM

ANTONIO BANDERAS, PAIN AND GLORY

               

BEST ACTRESS                      

SCARLETT JOHANSSEN, MARRIAGE STORY

KRISTEN STEWART, SEBERG

CYNTHIA ERIVO, HARRIETT

RENE ZELLWEGER, JUDY

CHARLIZE THERON, BOMSHELL

LUPITA NYONGO, US

 

BEST SCREENPLAY                              

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, QUINTIN TARANTINO                     

HUSTLERS, JESSICA PRESSLER, LORENE SCAFARIA

PAIN AND GLORY, PEDRO ALMODOVAR

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES, AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON & SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON (NOVEL BY JAMES FREY)

HARRIET, GREGORY ALLEN HOWARD, KASI LEMMONS

                                               

BEST DIRECTOR

TARANTINO, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

SAM MENDES, 1917

MICHAEL BAY, 6 UNDERGROUND

LULU WANG, THE FAREWELL

MELINA MATSOUKAS, QUEEN & SLIM

                               

BEST LATINO FILM

BACURAU, DIRECTORS JULIANO DORNELLES, KLEBER MENDOCA FILHO

EL HIJO, DIRECTOR SEBASTIAN SCHINDEL

DIECISIETE, DIRECTOR DANIEL SANCHEZ AREVALO

LA MALA NOCHE, DIRECTOR GABRIELA CALVACHE

                               

BEST BLACK FILM               

ATLANTICS, DIRECTOR MATI DIOP

WAVES, DIRECTOR TREY EDWARD SHULTS

THE BANKER, DIRECTOR GERGE NOLFI

AMERICAN SKIN, DIRECTOR NATE PARKER

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, DIRECTOR JOE TALBOT                         

 

BEST ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLAND FILM                 

PARASITE, DIRECTOR BONG JOON HO

THE FAREWELL, DIRECTOR LULU WANG

THE THIRD WIFE, DIRECTOR ASH MAYFAIR

HAI PHUONG, DIRECTOR LE-VAN KIET

 

BEST NOLLYWOOD FILM

THE BLING LAGOSIANS, DIRECTOR BOLANLE AUSTIN-PETERS

LIVING IN BONDAGE- BREAKING FREE, DIRECTOR RAMSEY NOUAH

SUGAR RUSH, DIRECTOR KAYODE KASUM

MERRY MEN 2, DIRECTOR MOSES INWANG   

OPEN MEMORY, DIRECTOR EJIOFOR CHUKWUDI JOHN          

               

BEST BOLLYWOOD FILM                   

THE SKY IS PINK, DIRECTOR SHONALI BOSE

KALANK, DIRECTOR ABHISHEK VARMAN

HALA, DIRECTOR MINHAL BAIG

NAMMA VEETTU PILLAI, DIRECTOR PANDIRAG

MANIKARNIKA: THE QUEEN OF JHANSI, DIRECTORS RADHA KRISHNA JARLAMUD, KANGANA RANAUT                          

                               

BEST PRODUCTION COMPANY/STUDIO

A24

NETFLIX

TYLER PERRY STUDIOS

LIONSGATE

SONY

PARAMOUNT

2OTH CENTURY FOX

 

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR – EDY LEWIS (THE THESPIAN), DAMSON IDRIS (FARMING)

BREAKTHROUGH ACTRESS – MELANIE GAYLE, DREAMS AND FEARS, NATALIE PORTMAN

BREAKTHROUGH WRITER- EMMA THOMPSON, LAST CHRISTMAS

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR – AVA DUVERNAY (WHEN THEY SEE US), EMMANUEL EHUMADU (LABISTA)

BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER – CURTIS 50CENT JACKSON (POWER), JADA PINKETT SMITH (HALA)

BREAKTHROUGH FILM – FOREIGNER’S GOD, DIRECTOR IFAN IFEANYI MICHAEL

 

 

BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, DIRECTOR QUINTIN TARANTINO

1917, DIRECTOR SAM MENDES

JOKER, DIRECTOR TODD PHILLIPS

HALA, DIRECTOR MINHAL BAIG

AMERICAN SKIN, DIRECTOR NATE PARKER

6 UNDERGROUND, DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, DIRECTORS ADIL EL ARBI, BILALL FALLAH 

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