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, 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 favorite 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, The Last King of Scotland
Best Actress–Keke Palmer, Akeelah and the Bee
Best Supporting Actor–Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
Best Supporting Actress–Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Best Director–Spike Lee, Inside Man
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted–Kriss Turner, Something New
Best Breakthrough Performance–Jennifer Hudson, 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, 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, Thief
Best Actress–Alex Vega, Walkout
Best Supporting Actor–Michael Pena, Walkout
Best Supporting Actress–Alfre Woodard, The Water Is Wide
Best Television Director–Edward James Olmos, Walkout
Best Television Film–Walkout
Best Television Documentary–When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
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