Black Reel Awards of 2011

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Here are the winners and nominees for the 2011 Black Reel Awards.[1] Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls broke the record for most nominations with 14. This was the first ceremony where no Oscar-nominated performances were nominated.

Category Winner Nominees
Best Film Night Catches Us
Best Director Hughes Brothers (The Book of Eli)
Best Actor Anthony Mackie (Night Catches Us)
Best Actress Kerry Washington (Night Catches Us)
Best Supporting Actor Wesley Snipes (Brooklyn's Finest)
Best Supporting Actress Phylicia Rashad (For Colored Girls)
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original Tanya Hamilton (Night Catches Us)
Best Documentary Waiting for "Superman"
  • The Lottery
  • Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
  • My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop
Best Breakthrough Performance Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls)
Best Ensemble For Colored Girls
Best Original or Adapted Song John Legend ("Shine" from Waiting for "Superman")
Best Original Score Night Catches Us
Best Independent Film Preacher's Kid
  • Kings of the Evening
  • Toe to Toe
  • Black Venus
  • Finding God in the City of Angels