‘The Tree of Life’ Tops African-American Film Critics Awards

In one of the dozen or so critics awards announcements that have come in the past 48 hours, Terrance Malick’s “The Tree of Life” topped the winners of the African-American Film Critics Awards, toppijng runners-up “Drive,” “Pariah” and “Rampart.”

Woody Harrelson (“Rampart”) and Albert Brooks (“Drive”) took acting wins alongside “The Help” stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, while “Shame” director Steve McQueen took directing honors.
The full list of winners is below. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.

Best Picture:

1. The Tree of Life
2. Drive
3. Pariah
4. Rampart
5. Shame
6. Moneyball
7. The Descendants
8. A Better Life
9. My Week With Marylin
10. The Help

Best Director: Steve McQueen (Shame)

Best Actor: Woody Harrleson (Rampart)

Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive)

Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help)

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Best Screenplay: Ava DuVernay (I Will Follow)

Best Breakthrough Performance: Adepero Oduye (Pariah)

Best Independent Film: Pariah

Best song: Jason Reeves & Lenka Kripac, writers, “The Show” from “Moneyball.”

Best foreign film: Alrick Brown, “Kinyarwanda.”

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