The group, which is the largest collection of black film critics from across the country and around the world, awarded “Us” with three honors in total, including best director for Jordan Peele and best actress for Lupita Nyong’o.
“Jordan Peele continued to raise the bar in horror specifically and film overall,” Aafca president and co-founder Gil Robertson said in a statement. “With ‘Us,’ he once again upended the horror genre. His centering of a black nuclear family determined to survive in a complex storyline in a genre where black family units have historically been unseen is extraordinary.
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“He continues to push previously set boundaries with bold storylines that bring a refreshing perspective to