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'The Help' and 'Pariah' Top Black Film Critics' Awards

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 22, 2011 at 10:54AM

Tate Taylor's 'The Help' and Dee Rees's 'Pariah' were among the major winners at the Black Film Critics Circle's annual awards.
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Tate Taylor's 'The Help' and Dee Rees's 'Pariah' were among the major winners at the Black Film Critics Circle's annual awards.

The former took best picture, best adapted screenplay and acting honors for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, while the latter won best director, best independent film, best original screenplay and a rising star award for actress Adepero Oduye.

Full list of winners below. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.

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): "The Help," "The Artist," "Pariah," "Drive," "The Descendants," "Attack the Block," "The Tree of Life," "Hugo," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "Warrior"

This article is related to: Critics' Groups