10 Fun Facts About the “Alternate” Oscars

The Oscars may lack diversity, but there’s one committee we can always depend on to shine a bright light on the actors who represent us best.

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), an organization that reviews movies emphasizing the Black experience, got its start in 2003.

Since its inception, the group has reached more than 100 million people thanks to its plethora of programs and social events, including the popular AAFCA awards ceremony.

Now approaching its 7th annual celebration, which is taking place on Feb. 10 at Hollywood’s Taglyan Complex, the society is continuing its mission to break down the color barriers of the entertainment industry.

“We really want people to know that there is an organization that’s looking out in their interest and standing guard on issues that are important to our community in particular,” said co-founder Gil Robertson.

Want to know more about AAFCA? Click through the gallery to check out these 10 fun facts, and keep up with them on social media.

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