(Courtesy:hollywooddotcom)French actress Marion Cotillard has won the best actress award from the African American Films Critics' Association for her performance as a tragic singer, Edith Piaf, in La Vie En Rose. Don Cheadle has won the best actor award and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons has been adjudged for the best director award. Ruby Dee and Chiwetel Ejifor have been chosen for the best supporting actor and actress award for their performance in American Gangster. The Great Debaters, directed by Denzel Washington, was chosen for the best film award for 2007. The movie, scripted by Suzane-Lori Parks and Robert Eisele, produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, starring Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker, Gina Ravera and Jurnee Smollett, will be released in the U.S. on December 25.