San Francisco Film Critics Circle establishes Marlon Riggs Award

BY Advocate.com Editors

December 17 2003 12:00 AM ET

In presenting its 2003 award winners, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle has announced the establishment of the Marlon Riggs Award, named for the legendary gay African-American documentary film maker whose works include Tongues Untied and Color Adjustment. The first recipient of the award, which will go to a Bay Area filmmaker, will be Sam Green, codirector of the documentary The Weather Underground. Also honored this year by the group was Charlize Theron for her portrayal of lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Patty Jenkins's Monster.

Here is a complete list of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2003 awards:

Best Picture: Lost in Translation
Best Director: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best Actor: Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
Best Actress: Charlize Theron, Monster
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Sarsgaard, Shattered Glass
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April
Best Documentary: Capturing the Friedmans
Best Foreign Film: The Son
Marlon Riggs Award, Sam Green, The Weather Underground
Special Citation: "Better Late than Never" award, Russian Ark

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