Colman Domingo Wins Two African American Film Critics Awards

Colman Domingo is a double winner…

The winners of the 15th annual African American Film Critics Awards have been revealed, with the 54-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor taking home two awards.

Colman DomingoDomingo picked up the Best Actor award for portraying Bayard Rustin, an openly gay Black man who served as an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., in Netflix’s Rustin.

Meanwhile, Domingo and his The Color Purple cast mates won the Best Ensemble award. He portrays Albert “Mister” Johnson, the main antagonist in the coming-of-age musical period drama directed by Blitz Bazawule.

The AAFCA winners were announced alongside the organization’s list of the year’s ten best films. The list was topped by American Fiction, with spots for OppenheimerPast Lives, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Poor Things and Anatomy of a Fall.

The winners will be honored at the 15th Annual AAFCA Awards on February 21 at the Beverly Wilshire.


  1. American Fiction
  2. Origin
  3. The Color Purple
  4. Oppenheimer
  5. Past Lives
  6. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  7. Poor Things
  8. Anatomy of a Fall
  9. Killers of the Flower Moon
  10. Barbie

Best Drama: Origin
Best Comedy: American Fiction
Best Musical: The Color Purple
Best Director: Ava DuVernay (Origin)
Best Screenplay: American Fiction
Best Actor: Colman Domingo (Rustin)
Best Actress: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (Origin)
Best Supporting Actor: Sterling K. Brown (American Fiction)
Best Supporting Actress: *TIE* Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)
Best Ensemble: The Color Purple
Breakout Performance: Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon)
Emerging Filmmaker: Cord Jefferson (American Fiction)
Best Independent Feature: A Thousand and One
Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Best Documentary: Stamped From The Beginning
Best Music: The Color Purple
Best International Film: Io Capitano
Best Short Film: The After