Originally posted on Variety:
It was a night of laughs and tributes to “12 Years a Slave,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station” and other pics at the fifth annual African-American Film Critics Assn. awards.
Variety chief film critic Justin Chang was also honored by the org with its inaugural Roger Ebert Award.
Top film kudos went to slavery drama “12 Years a Slave,” with “Frozen,” “Fruitvale Station,” docu “American Promise” and “Mother of George” also receiving awards. Acting nods were presented to Sandra Bullock, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto and Oprah Winfrey.