Another critics group handed out prizes today, and "Zero Dark Thirty" ended its losing streak of Best Picture awards. The African-American Film Critics Association announced its list of the year's best in film, and surprisingly they went for the Osama Bin Laden flick for its top honor. We say it's surprising because the AAFCA's mission is to recognize the best in film which represents the "Black Experience", so we guessed they would have gone for "Django Unchained", "Flight" or "Beasts of the Southern Wild".
But they didn't ignore "Flight" completely; it's star, Denzel Washington, picked up the trophy for Best Actor. Washington was joined on the winners' podium by Emayatzy Corinealdi, "Middle of Nowhere", for Best Actress; Nate Parker,
"Arbitrage", for Best Supporting Actor; and Sally Field, "Lincoln", for Best Supporting Actress.
(nate parker in "arbitrage")
The AAFCA also gave Ben Affleck his first win of the season for Best Director for "Argo".