"Dreamgirls" came out as the big winner with six prizes altogether, including that of Best Film.
Consistent in celebrating the achievements of African-Americans in feature, independent, and television films since 2000, the Foundation For The Advancement Of African-Americans In Film's has delightfully picked up titles and names as the honorees of its Black Reel Awards yesterday, February 7, 2007.
Top scorer was musical drama "Dreamgirls" as it successfully swept six prizes altogether, notably the Best Film title with its star, Jennifer Hudson, taking home two of them for winning the Best Supporting Actress and Best Breakthrough Performance categories. Other three were awards for Best Original Score, Best Original Soundtrack, and Best Song for "And I'm Telling You."
Accompanying Hudson as Best Supporting Actor was Djimon Hounsou who got recognized in "Blood Diamond." Elsewhere, Forest Whitaker and Keke Palmer were deemed the Best Actor and Actress, the former obviously for his performance in "The Last King of Scotland" while the latter for hers in "Akeelah and the Bee."
In television category, HBO's based-on-a-true-story production "Walkout" gloriously turned out to be the big winner as it garnered four awards in Best Television Film, Best Television Director for Edward James Olmos, Best Actress for Alexa Vega, and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Pena.