Black Reel Awards of 2012

The 2012 Black Reel Awards, which annually recognize and celebrate the achievements of black people in feature, independent and television films, took place in Washington, D.C. on February 9, 2012. While the film Pariah had the most nominations with nine, The Help was the big winner taking home six out of the seven awards for which it was nominated. Attack the Block and Shame were also multiple winners, with each winning two awards. Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Steve McQueen also won two awards apiece.[1]

12th Black Reel Awards
DateFebruary 9, 2012
LocationWashington, D.C.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Breakthrough Performance Best Ensemble (Awarded to Casting Directors)
Best Original or Adapted Song Outstanding Original Score
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original Best Independent Short
Best Feature Documentary Best Independent Documentary
  • Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat By the Door – Christine Acham and Clifford Ward
    • Brown Babies – Regina Griffin
    • Burn: The Evolution of An American City – Harold Jackson III
    • Gang Girl: A Mother's Journey to Save Her Daughter – Valerie Goodloe
    • The Manuscripts of TimbuktuZola Maseko
    • Zero PercentTim Skousen
Best Independent Feature Best Foreign Film
Best Television Documentary or Special Best Television Miniseries or Movie
Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series Best Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series


  1. The Help Cleans Up At the Black Reel Awards, February 10, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012.

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