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'Dreamgirls' Sweeps Black Reel Awards

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Feb 07, 2007 | 8:59am EST

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:

THEATRICAL

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 Film--Dreamgirls

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

Independent

Best Independent Feature--Traci Townsend

Best Independent Documentary--Ithueng

Best Independent Mini Feature--Snapshot

Best Independent Mini Documentary--God Sleeps in Rwanda

TELEVISION

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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