Black Reel Awards of 2018

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18th Black Reel Awards
DateFebruary 23, 2018
LocationWashington, D.C.

The 18th Annual Black Reel Awards ceremony, presented by the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) and honoring the best films of 2017, took place on February 23, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. EST (5:00p.m. PST). During the ceremony, FAAAF presented the Black Reel Awards in 21 categories.

Note: The Television Film categories were moved and presented at the Black Reel Awards for Television.

Get Out led all films with 12 nominations.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are highlighted in bold.

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Breakthrough Performance, Male Best Breakthrough Performance, Female
Best Ensemble Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
Best Feature Documentary Best Independent Feature
Best Independent Short Best Independent Documentary
  • Oscar Micheaux – JD Walker
    • 90 Days – Jennia Fredrique & Nathan Hale Williams
    • Amelia's Closet – Halima Lucas
    • GEMA – Kenrick Prince
    • See You Yesterday – Stefon Bristol
  • Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and UniversitiesStanley Nelson Jr.
    • Back to Natural: A Documentary Film – Gillian Scott-Ward
    • Quest – Jonathan Olshefski
    • Yemanja: Wisdom From the African Heart of Brazil – Donna Roberts & Donna Reed
    • Zo! Making of Skybreak! – Donnie Seales Jr.
Best Foreign Film World Cinema Motion Picture
Best Emerging Filmmaker Best First Screenplay
Best Original or Adapted Song Outstanding Original Score
Best Voice Performance


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