Best Actress Halle Berry, Tyler Perry's FOR COLORED GIRLS Among Top Ten Films: African-American Critics Awards
Andre Soares | Dec 13, 2010 |
The African-American Film Critics Association has named David Fincher's The Social Network as the Best Feature Film of 2010. [List of African-American Film Critics winners.] That's where the similarities end with the other film critics' groups. I mean, Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls among the year's top ten films?
Mark Wahlberg, who has been ignored elsewhere for his performance in The Fighter was voted Best Actor. The other acting awards all went to black or part-black performers: Halle Berry for Geoffrey Sax's Frankie and Alice, and in the supporting categories For Colored Girls' Kimberly Elise and Michael Ealy.
A few weeks ago, a widespread online buzz raised the possibility that Berry would become a front-runner at the 2011 Oscars for her performance as a woman suffering from multiple-personality disorder in Frankie and Alice. That didn't seem very likely then, and it sure doesn't seem at all likely now.
The African-American critics' Best Director was a white British guy: Christopher Nolan for Inception.
Curiously, the AAFCA has a category for Best Song, but not for Best Foreign Language Film. For the record, this year's Best Song winner was N. Simone's "Four Women" from For Colored Girls.
Last year, the AAFCA became embroiled in a major controversy following the selection of American Violet star Nicole Beharie — instead of Precious' Gabourey Sidibe — as the Best Actress of 2009.