*Long before the #MeToo and #TimesUP movement, the WFCC (Women Film Critics Circle) set out to recognize women in film and be a platform for exposing sexual abuse and affronts. Formed in 2004, the WFCC is the first national film critics organization. It consists of national and international critics and scholars involved in print, online, radio and TV.
In the WFCC 2018 Awards announcement, “Black Panther” won in the “Best Female Action Heroes” and “Best Equality of the Sexes” categories. “Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)” went to Audrey Wells for “The Hate U Give.” “Say Her Name:The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” received the “Adrienne Shelly Award: For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women.”
“If Beale Street Could Talk” grabbed the “Josephine Baker Award: For best expressing the woman of color experience in America” and the “Best Screen Couple.” “Widows” won for “Women’s Work: Best Ensemble,” and Viola Davis nabbed the award for “Acting and Activism.
Also among the recipients are “The Favourite” for “Best Movie About Women,” “RBG” in the “Best Documentary by or About Women” category, and “Roma” for “Best Foreign Film by or About Women.”
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