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December 2003
AAFCA Top Ten List

The African American Film Critics Association Select The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King As The Top Film Of 2003

Los Angeles - (December 22, 2003) -The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) announced its TOP 10 list and other awards for 2003. The national group of African American journalists from the print, online and broadcast arenas voted. Eligible films were released in the 2003 calendar year and are selected by written ballots.

TOP 10

1. The Lord of the Rings:The Return of the King (New Line Cinema)
2. Lost in Translation (Focus Features)
3. In America (Fox Searchlight)
4. Dirty Pretty Things (Miramax)
5. The Last Samurai (Warner Bros.)
6. Finding Nemo (Disney)
7. The Italian Job (Paramount)
8. Tupac:Resurrection (Paramount)
9. City of God (Miramax)
10. Mystic River (Warner Bros.)


Special Achievement Award: F. Gary Gray

"With this year's release of The Italian Job, former music video director F. Gary Gray demostrated strong growth and a solid command of the film making process with a stylish remake of the 1969 caper classic," says Gil Robertson, Vice President - West Coast.

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