The African American Film Critics Assn. on Friday named
The historical drama was the big winner with the organization, earning four awards. Besides best film, "!2 Years a Slave" won director honors for McQueen, screenplay for John Ridley and breakout performance for Lupita Nyong'o.
The critics chose
"Frozen" won best animated film and "Mother of George" was the recipient of the best world cinema honor. Raphael Sadiq won best music for "Black Nativity" and
The group also announced its top 10 films of 2013: "12 Years a Slave"; "Lee Daniels' The Butler"; "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"; "American Hustle"; "Gravity"; "Fruitvale Station"; "Dallas Buyers Club"; "Saving Mr. Banks";
After "12 Years a Slave" failed to win best picture honors with the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and New York Film Critics Circle earlier this month, the critically lauded drama has rebounded this week. Besides winning four awards Friday, "12 Years a Slave" received an AFI Award naming it one of the top 10 films of the year, dominated the
The critics will present the awards at a ceremony Jan. 31 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.