The African American Film Critics Association has named The Last King of Scotland‘s Forrest Whitaker as Best Actor of 2006. I don’t want to leap to conclusions, but I think this falls under the heading of “shocker.” Put it this way — is there any group out there of any half-serious standing ready to stand up for any other Best Actor performance? DreamgirlsJennifer Hudson named Best Supporting Actress, Eddie Murphy as Best Supporting Actor, Bill Condon as Best Director….yup. One good thing: the under-acknowledged Akeelah and the Bee was named the years’s fourth best film .