Dreamgirls Sweeps Black Reel Awards
Movie musical DREAMGIRLS walked away with six prizes at the Foundation For The Advancement Of African-Americans In Film's (FAAAF) Black Reel Awards today (07FEB07), including Best Film.
Dreamgirls also won Best Supporting Actress and Best Breakthrough Performance for JENNIFER HUDSON, Best Original Score, Best Original Soundtrack and Best Song for AND I'M TELLING YOU.
The film had set a new record by becoming the first movie to land more than 10 nominations in the event's 11-year history.
Elsewhere, Oscar favourite FOREST WHITAKER won Best Actor for THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND and KEKE PALMER's performance in AKEELAH AND THE BEE landed her Best Actress.
Best Supporting Actor went to DJIMON HOUNSOU for BLOOD DIAMOND.
SPIKE LEE won Best Director for INSIDE MAN, while his WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS picked up Best Television Documentary.
The full list of winners is:
Best Actor - FOREST WHITAKER in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Best Actress - KEKE PALMER in AKEELAH AND THE BEE
Best Supporting Actor - DJIMON HOUNSOU in BLOOD DIAMOND
Best Supporting Actress - JENNIFER HUDSON in DREAMGIRLS
Best Director - SPIKE LEE for INSIDE MAN
Best Screenplay, Original Or Adapted - KRISS TURNER for SOMETHING NEW
Best Film - DREAMGIRLS
Best Breakthrough Performance - JENNIFER HUDSON in DREAMGIRLS
Best Original Score - DREAMGIRLS by HARVEY MASON JR. and DAMON THOMAS
Best Original Soundtrack - DREAMGIRLS
Best Song, Original Or Adapted - AND I'M TELLING YOU by HENRY KRIEGER and TOM EYEN from DREAMGIRLS
Best Documentary - THE HEART OF THE GAME
Best Independent Feature - TRACI TOWNSEND
Best Independent Documentary - ITHUENG
Best Independent Mini Feature - SNAPSHOT
Best Independent Mini Documentary - GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA
Best Actor - ANDRE BRAUGHER in THIEF
Best Actress - ALEX VEGA in WALKOUT
Best Supporting Actor - MICHAEL PENA in WALKOUT
Best Supporting Actress - ALFRE WOODARD in THE WATER IS WIDE
Best Television Director - EDWARD JAMES OLMOS for WALKOUT
Best Television Film - WALKOUT
Best Television Documentary - WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS.