LOS ANGELES -- "The Tree of Life," Terrence Malick's 1950s-set drama that ruminates on questions of family, faith and the universe, was named best picture of the year Monday by the African-American Film Critics Association. Here are highlights:

Best picture: "The Tree of Life." The other top films, in order: "Drive," "Pariah," "Rampart," "Shame," "Moneyball," "The Descendants," "A Better Life," "My Week With Marilyn" and "The Help."

Best director: Steve McQueen, "Shame"

Lead actor: Woody Harrelson, "Rampart"

Lead actress: Viola Davis, "The Help"

Best supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"

Best supporting actor: Albert Brooks, "Drive"

The AAFCA tries to bring attention to films that appeal to black audiences, were created by or star blacks or center on the black experience.