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African-American Film Critics Assn. names its best of 2010

December 13, 2010 | 12:13 pm


"The Social Network" continues to be the major contender this awards season.  The David Fincher-directed drama about the founding of Facebook added yet another best picture win to its trophy case on Monday -- this time coming in at first place on the African-American Film Critics Assn.'s top 10 film list for 2010.

Best actress honors went to Halle Berry for her turn as a woman with multiple personalities in "Frankie and Alice," and Mark Wahlberg was voted best actor as boxer "Irish" Micky Ward in "The Fighter." Supporting actress went to Kimberly Elise in "For Colored Girls," while her costar Michael Ealy won for supporting actor.

Christopher Nolan took home best director honors for "Inception," and screenplay went to Tanya Hamilton for "Night Catches Us."

Best documentary went to Davis Guggenheim's "Waiting for 'Superman,' " and Nina Simone won the best song award for "Four Women" from "For Colored Girls."

Rounding out the AAFCA's  top 10 films for 2010 are "The King's Speech," "Inception," "Black Swan," "Night Catches Us," "The Fighter," "Frankie and Alice," " "Blood Done Sign My Name," "Get Low" and "For Colored Girls."

Special achievement awards were given to the late Lena Horn, film critic Roger Ebert and filmmaker-actor Melvin Van Peebles.

The awards will be presented Monday evening at the second annual live event at the historic Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles.

-- Susan King

 Photo: Mark Wahlberg in "The Fighter." Credit: JoJo Whilden / Paramount Pictures

Tanya Hamilton for "Night Catches Us."