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Terrence Malick's non-linear existential meditation on family, "The Tree of Life," earned another accolade yesterday as the African-American Film Critics Association named it their selection for Best Picture of 2011.
In other major categories, "The Help" and the independent film "Pariah" led the way with two wins each, with "The Help"'s Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively. "Pariah" took home the award for Best Independent Film, while star Adepero Oduye won for breakout Performance.
Meanwhile, Albert Brooks continued to build Oscar momentum, winning the award for Best Supporting Actor for his villainous turn in "Drive." Woody Harrelson took top honors in the Best Actor category for an even more villainous performance as a corrupt L.A. cop in "Rampart," while Malick was surprisingly stoned in the Best Director category; despite the singular vision of "Tree of Life," the Aafca bestowed the award »
- Scott Harris
Best Picture: The Tree of Life
Best Documentary: The Black Power Mixtape
Best Independent Film: Pariah
Cinema Vanguard Award: George Lucas
Aafca Legacy Award: Richard Roundtree
Aafca Horizon: Hattie Winston
Institution Award: Sony Pictures Entertainment
- Steve Montgomery
2 items from 2011
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