Here is a rundown for the names of the various critics’ groups that have been shortened without explanation over the years:

ACE – Ace Eddie, Editors Guild
ADG – Art Design Guild
AFI – American Film Institute (also Australian Film Institute)
ASC – American Cinematographers Society
AZFC – Arizona Film Critics
BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts, shortened BAFA but we still call them BAFTA.
BFCA – Broadcast Film Critics (Critics Choice – all one in the same)
CAS – Cinema Audio Society
CDG – Costume Design Guild
CFC – Chicago Film Critics
DGA – Directors Guild
HFPA – Hollywood Foreign Press Association, or Golden Globes
KCFC – Kansas City Film Critics
LAFCA – Los Angeles Film Critics
LVFC – Las Vegas Film Critics
NBR – National Board of Review
NSFC – National Society of Film Critics
NYFCC – New York Film Critics
NYFCO – New York Film Critics Online
MPSE – Motion Picture Sound Editors
OFCS – Online Film Critics Society
PGA – Producers Guild
SAG – Screen Actors Guild
SEFCA – Southeastern Film Critics Association
VES – Visual Effects Society
WAFCA – Washington DC Film Critics Association
WGA – Writers Guild of America

There are many more critics’ groups out there, like San Diego – but they’re mostly referred to by place.

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