GIL ROBERTSON AND SALLI RICHARDSON WHITFIELD
Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," received the association's top honor as Best Picture of 2011. "The Help's" Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer both scored acting honors.
VIOLA DAVIS (3rd from left) in "THE HELP"
AAFCA's Top Ten Films of 2011 are as follows in order of distinction:
1. The Tree of Life
6. Money Ball
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" (Dream Works Pictures)
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer, "The Help" (Dream Works Pictures)
Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, "Drive" (Film District)
Best Foreign Film Alrick Brown, Kinyarwanda (AFFRM)
Breakout Performance Adepero Oduye, "Pariah" (Focus)
ADEPERO ODUYE IN "PARIAH"
Best Director Steve McQueen, "Shame" (Fox Searchlight)
Best Screenplay Ava DuVernay, "I Will Follow" (AFFRM)
Best Song Jason Reeves & Lenka Kripac, writers, "The Show"
Best Independent Film "Pariah" (Focus)
Best Documentary "The Black Power Mix Tape"
Special Achievement: George Lucas will receive the Cinema Vanguard award; Richard Roundtree (AAFCA Legacy); Hattie Winston (AAFCA Horizon) and Sony Pictures Entertainment will receive the Institution award.
AAFCA will present this year's honors during a private dinner on Sun., Jan. 8, 2012 at the Light Space Studio at Helms Bakery.
AAFCA, founded in 2003, is the only organization of African American film media professionals. Members represent a geographically diverse cross-section of media covering the cinematic arts. It also supports the development of future black film critics and filmmakers. AAFCA is based in Los Angeles.
For more information visit www.aafca.com