In the 2nd annual African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) TV Honors, many notable figures will be celebrated for their work, including Kenya Barris, Viola Davis, and Sterling K. Brown. The virtual edition will take place on August 22.
What We Know
- The African American Film Critics Association is the largest collection of Black film critics that grant distinct awards and honors to quality television and film.
“The creation of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) represents a united stance by film journalists of African descent and brings greater recognition to the work of writers, directors and actors of color in the powerful medium of film.”
– Melvin Van Peebles (American actor)
- AAFCA event is a private celebration, and tickets are available for purchase. The virtual ceremony will honor the best in television “who continue to change the game, drive culture, and authentically portray our stories.”
- This year’s AAFCA will be hosted by Aida Rodriguez and American comedian best known for appearance on Last Comic Standing. The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients on Wednesday (Aug. 5.)
- Kenya Barris will be honored as TV Icon for his work on Black-ish and #blackAF. Viola Davis will be honored as Best Actress for her work on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Sterling K. Brown will be honored as Best Actor in his work on NBC’s This Is Us. A full honoree list can be found on Deadline.
A portion of the proceeds made from the private AAFCA event will be allocated to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) COVID-19 Relief Fund.