Tomorrow, Feb. 23, all of Hollywood will be tuned in to Centric and BET at 8 p.m. (EST/PST) for the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood.
Hosted by comedian Mike Epps, this star-studded event is the talk of the industry as the ABFF Awards ceremony celebrates black culture and recognizes individuals, movies, and television shows of the past year that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as the people who have been proponents in championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.
The perfect counter to #OscarsSoWhite, ABFF and BET step in to lift up the tremendous and recognizable accomplishments blacks have made in the entertainment industry at large. The ceremony will not only honor those who are making strides in film and television today, but also those who blazed trails before us.
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The legendary Diahann Carroll, will be presented with the Hollywood Legacy Award at this year’s event. In addition to her honor, television and film producer Will Packer will receive the ABFF Alumni Award, actor/director Don Cheadle will receive the Excellence in the Arts Award - male honoree, and actor/director Regina King will be the female honoree. The Rising Star Award honoree for the ceremony is none other than director Ryan Coogler.
Check out a few of the awards nominees below:
TV Show of the Year Nominees
Being Mary Jane
How to Get Away With Murder
Film of the Year Nominees
Beasts of No Nation
Straight Outta Compton
If you’ve haven’t already, check out Black Enterprise’s Instagram for a sneak peek at who hit the red carpet, what was said, and what you can expect at the show.
Be sure to tune in TOMORROW, for the ABFF Awards Show on BET & Centric at 8 p.m. (EST/PST). Tweet @BlackEnterprise with hashtag #ABFFawards to let us know your award recipient predictions and favorite parts of the show!
For information about the 2016 American Black Film Festival check out Black Enterprise (@BlackEnterprise) via social media for constant news and updates.