“The Tree Of Life” Named Best Film Of 2011, According To African American Critics

According to African American critics, “The Tree of Life”, Terrance Malick’s 50’s-set drama was just recently named best picture of the year from African-American Film Critics Association. The group also awarded two prizes to the stars of civil rights period piece “The Help” and naming Viola Davis best actress and Octavia Spencer best supporting actress. Here’s the full recap of the award winners:

  • Best picture: The Tree of Life
  • Best director: Steve McQueen, Shame
  • Lead actress: Viola Davis, The Help
  • Lead actor: Woody Harrelson, Rampart
  • Best supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Best supporting actor: Albert Brooks, Drive
  • Breakout performance: Adepero Oduye, Pariah
  • Best Documentary: The Black Power Mixtape
  • Best screenplay: Ava DuVernay, I Will Follow
  • Best foreign film: Alrick Brown, Kinyarwanda
  • Best song: Jason Reeves & Lenka Kripac, writers, “The Show” from “Moneyball
  • Best independent film: Pariah


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