Wednesday, March 21, 2018

AFT Awards: Best Breakthrough Performance

This is the seventeenth category of the 11th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Honorable mentions:
Valerica Cotto (The Florida Project), Rachel Crow (Deidra and Laney Rob a Train), Ashleigh Murray (Deidra and Laney Rob a Train), Christopher Rivera (The Florida Project)

The winner:
Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) was full of boundless energy as she explored her own little corner of the world and didn’t let anyone tell her what she could or couldn’t do.

Other nominees:
Ruben Niborski (Menashe) displayed emotional maturity in a very believable and compelling turn as a son who idolized his imperfect father. Jessie Pinnick (Princess Cyd) was quiet and subdued in her portrayal of a teenager exploring what her life could be in a different setting. Nadia Alexander (Blame) was mean and immensely watchable as a student determined to be the talk of the school. Bria Vinaite (The Florida Project) felt real and raw as a single mother who wasn’t going to let anyone to tell her how to parent or how to live.

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