October 19, 2006 02:22:43 GMT
"Akeelah and the Bee" won four awards at the 2006 Black Movie Awards, including that for Outstanding Motion Picture category.
Presenting good story and cast, it's no surprise that "Akeelah and the Bee" turned out to be the big winner at this year's Black Movie Awards held Sunday, October 15 at Shrine Wiltern Theater.
The movie, a production of Lions Gate Films and 2929 Productions, successfully made its way to take home four major awards, being named Outstanding Motion Picture while nabbing acting honors for lead actress Keke Palmer as well as for supporting actors Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett.
Other winners at the event included actor Presley Chweneyagae who was honored for his performance in "Tsotsi" and director Spike Lee for "Inside Man." In addition, Lee also received special tribute The Ossie Davis Humanitarian Award for his work in "When the Leeves Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts."