The 5th Annual AAFCA TV Honors distinguished achievement recipients were revealed by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) today, including Jennifer Hudson, Delroy Lindo, Marla Gibbs, AppleTV+’s Ted Lasso and CBS’ S.W.A.T.
They will be honored at an invitation-only, in-person luncheon at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, California, on August 27. The “We See You” Award, given to performers who demonstrate versatility in their work, with a track record of consistent excellence, will go to EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner Jennifer Hudson, host of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television’s The Jennifer Hudson Show. The “Legacy Award,” presented to an artist or institution whose work inspired others to follow in their path, will be given to Delroy Lindo, currently starring in Onyx Collective’s UnPrisoned on Hulu. The “Legend Award” presented to an individual who helped change the landscape of TV and Film will be given to five-time Emmy nominee Marla Gibbs.
The “Inclusion Award,” which honors programming that prioritizes representation of people from all walks of life, will be given to Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso. The “Impact Award,” which recognizes TV programming with storylines and performances that have influence in the African American community, will be given to CBS’ S.W.A.T., produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Studios.
The AAFCA TV Honors, which were introduced in 2019, honor excellent achievement in television and streaming with a special focus on entertainment that represents the Black diaspora.
On July 19th the AAFCA will announce winners in 14 categories, including best actor, best actress, best comedy series, best drama series and more. Those winners will be recognized and celebrated alongside the honorees at the August 27 event, presided over by Gil Robertson, President and co-founder of the AAFCA.
The AAFCA TV Honors recognizes winners in the following competitive categories:
- BEST TV COMEDY
- BEST TV DRAMA
- BEST NEW SHOW
- BEST DOCUMENTARY
- BEST LIMITED SERIES/SPECIAL
- BREAKOUT STAR
- BEST ENSEMBLE
- BEST WRITING
- BEST TV DIRECTING
- BEST TV ACTING (Female)
- BEST TV ACTING (Male)
Established in 2003, AAFCA is the premier body of Black film critics in the world, actively reviewing film and television, with a particular emphasis on entertainment highlighting the Black experience in the US and throughout the rest of the African Diaspora.
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