Kid Cudi, Berry Gordy and More Honored at Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema and Television – Billboard | Episode Movies

Kid Cudi, Berry Gordy, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan and Quinta Brunson are said to be among the honorees at the Fifth Annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. The event, hosted by actor/comedian Bill Bellamy, will take place on Monday, December 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by the Critics Choice Association, the celebration will recognize award winners in 15 categories.

“The Celebration of Black Cinema & Television has grown tremendously over the past five years,” CCA CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement. “We are very excited to recognize such outstanding projects in both film and television and to honor these incredible actors and filmmakers for their work.”

“It’s really been a year of celebration,” added CCA Board Member Shawn Edwards, who serves as executive producer of the event. “The unprecedented amount of content about the Black experience in film and television made it very difficult to select our award winners for this landmark year. And our special Icon Award recipient, Berry Gordy, through his Motown productions in the ’70s and ’80s, broke down a heavy door with a slew of films and television series that helped pave the way for future black storytellers.”

The show will be televised on KTLA in January and nationally on Nexstar channels in February to tie in with Black History Month.

The show is produced by Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infante of Madelyn Hammond & Associates.

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing nearly 600 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was formed in 2019 through the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

Here is a full list of this year’s award winners:

Kid Cudi: The musician and actor, born Scott Mescudi, will receive the Groundbreaker Award for his starring role as Jabari in the Netflix televised event. entergalactic, which he also created. Cudi won a Grammy 11 years ago for his starring role in Kanye West’s All of the Lights, which won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Berry Gordy: The songwriter, producer, director, entrepreneur and Motown founder receives the Icon Award for his contributions to music, film and popular culture. Gordy will also be honored along with lifelong friend Smokey Robinson for Person of the Year at the MusiCares Gala on February 3, 2023.

Angela Basset: The actress, who received an Oscar nomination in 1993 for portraying Tina Turner What does love have to do with itreceives the Career Achievement Award for her career as well as her recent role as Queen Ramonda in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Michael B Jordan: The actor, producer and director receives the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award for his contributions to the industry and in celebration of his directorial debut with the film United Artists Releasing. Creed III. In addition to directing the film, he reprises his role as Adonis Creed and also produces under his Outlier Society production banner. Jordan received an Emmy nomination as an executive producer from HBO four years ago Fahrenheit 451a nominee for Outstanding TV Movie.

Quinta Brunson: The Multihyphenate, which received Emmy nominations for acting, executive production and writing this year Abbott Elementary School, receives the Actress Award for Television for her work on ABC’s hit series, which she created and is also an executive producer. Brunson won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Danielle Deadwyler: The actress is honored with the Actress Award for Film for her role as Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of the murdered Emmett Till in the film Orion Pictures and United Artists Releasing. until.

Nico Annan: The actor receives the Actor Award for Television for his role as Uncle Clifford in the STARZ series. P Valley.

Elegance Bratton: The writer-director accepts the Social Justice Award for his work on the A24 film. The inspection.

Brian Tyree-Henry: The actor is recognized for his performance as James Aucoin in Apple Original Films and A24’s Supporting Actor Award dam.

Ayo Edebiri: The actress and comedian receives IMDbPro’s Rising Star Award for her role as Sydney Adamu in the FX series. The bear.

Quincy Isaiah The actor is the other recipient of the Rising Star Award presented by IMDbPro for his role as Magic Johnson on the HBO Original series. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.

Jonathan Majors: The actor will receive the Actor Award for Film for his role as Jesse Brown in the Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media epic air warfare. dedication. Majors received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for HBO last year Lovecraft country.

Gina Prince Bythewood: The director receives the Director Award for Film for her work on the critically acclaimed TriStar Pictures and Entertainment One The Woman King.

Nikyatu Jusu: Writer/Director Receives Breakthrough Film Award for Film Amazon Studios and Blumhouse, Nanny.

The Wonderful Years to water: The Ensemble Award is presented to the cast of the 1980s ABC sitcom reboot – Elisha “EJ” Williams, Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, Julian Lerner, Amari O’Neil and Milan Ray.

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