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African American Film Critics Association Unveils Winners of 6th Annual AAFCA TV Honors

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) celebrated Black excellence in television and streaming at its 6th annual TV Honors. The ceremony, held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, highlighted notable achievements and honored legendary figures in the industry.

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) celebrated its 6th annual TV Honors, recognizing exceptional contributions to television and streaming by Black creators and performers. The ceremony took place on August 24 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, bringing together industry luminaries to celebrate and honor distinguished achievements.

The night was a testament to the vibrant and impactful presence of Black talent in Hollywood. Among the highlights was the recognition of “Black Twitter: A People’s History,” which won the award for Best Documentary. The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri took home the award for Best TV Acting (Female), showcasing her remarkable talent in the series.

Legendary actor Glynn Turman, celebrated for his roles in “A Different World,” “The Wire,” and films like “Cooley High” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” received the Legacy Award, honoring his enduring impact on the industry. Actress and comedian Michelle Buteau was presented with the Trailblazing Award for her groundbreaking achievements, including becoming the first Black woman to record a comedy special at Radio City Music Hall.

The winners in the competitive categories highlighted a range of outstanding performances and productions:

  • Best Documentary: “Black Twitter: A People’s History”
  • Best Ensemble: “Masters of the Air”
  • Best Limited Series/Special: “Genius: MLK/X”
  • Best New Show: “Bookie”
  • Best TV Acting (Female): Ayo Edebiri (“The Bear”)
  • Best TV Acting (Male): Wendell Pierce (“Elsbeth”)
  • Best TV Comedy: “Unprisoned”
  • Best TV Directing: Channing Godfrey Peoples (“Genius: MLK/X” – Episode 401 “Graduation”)
  • Best TV Drama: “The Chi”
  • Best Writing: “The Bear”
  • Breakout Star: Josiah Cross (“Masters of the Air”)

In addition to the competitive awards, special achievement honorees were recognized for their contributions to the industry:

  • Salute to Excellence Award: Nkechi Okoro Carroll
  • Impact Award: Starz’ “Power Universe”
  • Ally Award: Tubi

The AAFCA TV Honors ceremony highlighted the exceptional work of Black creators and performers in the television industry, reinforcing the importance of diversity and representation. The event celebrated not only individual achievements but also the collective progress of Black talent in Hollywood, promising a bright future for the industry.

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