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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

African-American Film Critics Association announce 2011 award winners

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The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) announced the winners of their 2011 awards at a press conference held at the Universal City Hilton on December 12, hosted by AAFCA president and founder Gil Robertson IV and actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield.

Top 10 Films of 2011

  1. The Tree of Life
  2. Drive
  3. Pariah
  4. Rampart
  5. Shame
  6. Moneyball
  7. The Descendants
  8. A Better Life
  9. My Week With Marilyn
  10. The Help
Best Actor: Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, Drive
Best Foreign Film: Alrick Brown, Kinyarwanda
Breakout Performance: Adepero Oduye, Pariah
Best Director: Steve McQueen, Shame
Best Screenplay: Ava DuVernay, I Will Follow
Best Song: "The Show," Moneyball - written by Jason Reeves & Lenka Kripac
Best Independent Film: Pariah, directed by Dee Rees
Best Documentary: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, directed by Göran Olsson

Cinema Vanguard: George Lucas
AAFCA Legacy: Richard Roundtree
AAFCA Horizon: Hattie Winston
Institution: Sony Pictures Entertainment

The awards will be handed out on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at a private dinner held at the Lightspace Studio in Culver City, California.

Gil Robertson IV and Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Gil Robertson & Salli Richardson-Whitfield
(photo by Michael Dequina)

(Special thanks to AAFCA)

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