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Viola Davis and Regina King lead the winners of the African American Film Critics Association Awards

Viola Davis and Regina King both won trophies at the 12th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards from the comfort of their homes on Wednesday.

The talented twosome just collaborated on a stirring Black Americana photo essay for the April edition of W Magazine directed by Regina, 50; and starring Viola, 55; and her family.

Davis – who’s only a Grammy away from elite EGOT status – got another one for her mantel, this time the AAFCA Icon Award. 

Regina King pictured Wednesday

Black girl magic! Viola Davis (L) and Regina King (R) both won trophies at the 12th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards from the comfort of their homes on Wednesday

'The best shoot of my life': The talented twosome just collaborated on a stirring Black Americana photo essay for the April edition of W Magazine directed by Regina, 50; and starring Viola, 55; and her family

‘The best shoot of my life’: The talented twosome just collaborated on a stirring Black Americana photo essay for the April edition of W Magazine directed by Regina, 50; and starring Viola, 55; and her family

The Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom actress stood out in a bright yellow short-sleeved creation and turquoise earrings as she accepted the honor during the virtual ceremony.

The movie focuses on rising tensions when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.

Viola’s Netflix hit also scored best actor for her late, great castmate Chadwick Boseman and director George C. Wolfe won a ‘special achievement salute to excellence.’

It was King who took home the best director prize for her feature directorial debut, One Night In Miami.  

HBIC: Davis - who's only a Grammy away from elite EGOT status - got another one for her mantel, this time the AAFCA Icon Award

HBIC: Davis – who’s only a Grammy away from elite EGOT status – got another one for her mantel, this time the AAFCA Icon Award

Hello sunshine! The Ma Rainey's Black Bottom actress stood out in a yellow short-sleeved creation and turquoise earrings as she accepted the honor during the virtual ceremony

Hello sunshine! The Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom actress stood out in a yellow short-sleeved creation and turquoise earrings as she accepted the honor during the virtual ceremony

Other prizes for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: Viola's (2-L) Netflix hit also scored best actor for her late, great castmate Chadwick Boseman (R) and director George C. Wolfe (M) won a 'special achievement salute to excellence'

Other prizes for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Viola’s (2-L) Netflix hit also scored best actor for her late, great castmate Chadwick Boseman (R) and director George C. Wolfe (M) won a ‘special achievement salute to excellence’

The former child star – who got her start on NBC sitcom 227 – looked fresh in a b&w-striped blazer and ginger-hued braids as she accepted her award.

It tells a fictionalized tale of boxer Cassius Clay, civil rights leader Malcolm X, NFL star Jim Brown, and singer Sam Cooke bonding at a Florida hotel in February 1964.

One Night in Miami also earned best ensemble for her cast (Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr.) and best screenplay for Kemp Powers.

Yasss queen! It was King who took home the best director prize for her feature directorial debut, One Night In Miami

Yasss queen! It was King who took home the best director prize for her feature directorial debut, One Night In Miami

At the helm: The former child star - who got her start on NBC sitcom 227 - looked fresh in a b&w-striped blazer and ginger-hued braids as she accepted her award

At the helm: The former child star – who got her start on NBC sitcom 227 – looked fresh in a b&w-striped blazer and ginger-hued braids as she accepted her award

Other prizes: One Night in Miami also earned best ensemble for her cast (Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree (L), Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr.) and best screenplay for Kemp Powers

Other prizes: One Night in Miami also earned best ensemble for her cast (Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree (L), Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr.) and best screenplay for Kemp Powers 

Daniel Kaluuya, who’s British not American, opted for a pin-stripe blazer as he won best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah.

The biopic on Black Panther Chicago chairman Fred Hampton also won best picture and filmmaker Shaka King won the breakout director prize.

And Dominique Fishback – who played Hampton’s girlfriend Deborah Johnson – rocked a rose-print blazer as she won best supporting actress.  

Big smile: Daniel Kaluuya, who's British not American, opted for a pin-stripe blazer as he won best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah

Big smile: Daniel Kaluuya, who’s British not American, opted for a pin-stripe blazer as he won best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah

Top prize! The biopic on Black Panther Chicago chairman Fred Hampton also won best picture and filmmaker Shaka King (L) won the breakout director prize

Top prize! The biopic on Black Panther Chicago chairman Fred Hampton also won best picture and filmmaker Shaka King (L) won the breakout director prize

Fun with floral: Dominique Fishback - who played Hampton's girlfriend Deborah Johnson - rocked a rose-print blazer as she won best supporting actress

Fun with floral: Dominique Fishback – who played Hampton’s girlfriend Deborah Johnson – rocked a rose-print blazer as she won best supporting actress

Cleavage alert! Andra Day took the plunge as she took the trophy for best actress for the titular role in Hulu's biopic The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Cleavage alert! Andra Day took the plunge as she took the trophy for best actress for the titular role in Hulu’s biopic The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Meanwhile, Andra Day took the plunge as she took the trophy for best actress for the titular role in Hulu’s biopic The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

Presenters for the awards show included filmmaker Ava DuVernay, People’s Sexiest Man Alive Michael B. Jordan, and The Morning Show star Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

The 2021 AAFCA Awards were hosted by The United States vs. Billie Holiday actor Tone Bell, The Neighborhood actress Tichina Arnold, and Curb Your Enthusiasm funnyman JB Smoove.

Emcees: The 2021 AAFCA Awards were hosted by (from L-R) The United States vs. Billie Holiday actor Tone Bell, The Neighborhood actress Tichina Arnold, and Curb Your Enthusiasm funnyman JB Smoove

Emcees: The 2021 AAFCA Awards were hosted by (from L-R) The United States vs. Billie Holiday actor Tone Bell, The Neighborhood actress Tichina Arnold, and Curb Your Enthusiasm funnyman JB Smoove

2021 AAFCA AWARD WINNERS 

BEST PICTURE Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.)

BEST DIRECTOR Regina King, One Night In Miami (Amazon Studios)

BEST ACTOR Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Dominique Fishback, Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.)

BEST SCREENPLAY Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios)

BEST ENSEMBLE One Night In Miami (Amazon Studios)

BEST FOREIGN FILM Night of the Kings (Neon)

BEST DOCUMENTARY All In: The Fight For Democracy (Amazon Studios)

BEST ANIMATION Soul (Pixar/Disney)

BEST SHORT FILM Two Distant Strangers

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE Radha Blank (Netflix)

BREAKOUT DIRECTOR Shaka King (Warner Bros.)

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