The African-American Film Critics Awards were announced yesterday and The Tree of Life won the top award, best film of 2011. The Black Power Mixtape received the award for best documentary, Kinyarwanda won the award for best foreign film, and Pariah snagged the award for best independent film.

Best Picture
“The Tree of Life”

Best Director
Steve McQueen, “Shame”

Lead Actor
Woody Harrelson, “Rampart”

Lead Actress
Viola Davis, “The Help”

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”

Special Achievement
George Lucas, (Cinema Vanguard); Richard Roundtree, (AAFCA Legacy); Hattie Winston (AAFCA Horizon) and Institution, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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