Saturday, February 4, 2012

Black Film Critics Circle Choose "The Help" as the Best of 2011

When I posted my monthly welcome a few days ago, I mentioned that February was Oscar month.  It's also Black History Month.  How could I miss that? (Girl, he ain't nothin' but a Tom).  Anyway, this month I'll also post old reviews I wrote of Black Films.  In the spirit of Negro-centricness, I discovered another film critics of color group.

The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) was founded in 2010 and is a membership organization comprised of film critics of color from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, radio, television and qualifying on-line publications.

2011 Black Film Critics Circle Awards:

Best Picture: "The Help"

Best Director: Dee Rees, "Pariah"

Best Actor: Olivier Litondo, "The First Grader"

Best Actress: Viola Davis, "The Help"

Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, "Drive"

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"

Best Independent Film: "Pariah"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "The Help"

Best Original Screenplay: "Pariah"

Best Animated Film: "Rango"

Best Documentary: "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey"

Best Ensemble: "The Help"

Pioneer Award: Harry Belafonte

Rising Star Award: Adepero Oduye

Special Mention: "Attack the Block"

Top 10 Films (in order):
1. "The Help"
2. "The Artist"
3. "Pariah"
4. "Drive"
5. "The Descendants"
6. "Attack the Block"
7. "The Tree of Life"
8. "Hugo"
9. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
10. "Warrior"

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