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'Akeelah' Wins at Film Awards Ceremony

Oct 17, 2006 | 11:19am EDT

Akeelah and the Bee was the big winner at the 2006 Black Movie Awards on Sunday, taking home four awards.

The film, which follows a young girl's journey to the National Spelling Bee, was named Outstanding Motion Picture, and won acting awards for lead actress Keke Palmer and supporting actors Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett.

Other winners include actor Presley Chweneyagae for his role in the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi and director Spike Lee for Inside Man.

The 2006 Black Movie Awards will air tomorrow on TNT.

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