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"Dreamgirls" tops African-American Film Critics Awards

Wednesday Jan 3, 2007

The African-American Film Critics have tabbed "Dreamgirls" as its best picture of 2006, it was reported yesterday in Variety.

Real-life figures topped the acting categories with Forest Whitaker selected Best Actor for playing Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland" and Helen Mirren for her rendering of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen."

The supporting categories were dominated by "Dreamgirls" with Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson being cited for their supporting roles in the hit musical. The film's helmer Bill Condon won the direction prize.

Spike Lee was honored with a Special Achievement Honor for his HBO documentary on Hurricane Katrina "When the Levees Broke" and his most recent commercial release "Inside Man," which was his first $100 million dollar movie.

African-American Film Critics honors for 2006

Best Film: "Dreamgirls"

Best Actor: Forrest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

Best Actress: Helen Mirren, "The Queen"

Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"

Best Director: Bill Condon, "Dreamgirls"

Top 10 for 2006:


"The Last King of Scotland"

"The Departed"

"Akeelah & the Bee"

"Catch A Fire"



"The Devil Wears Prada"

"Pursuit of Happyness"

"Inside Man"


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