Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, and F. Gary Gray to Be Honored By ABFF
It’s hard to deny that 2016 was an amazing time for Black writers and directors. From the small screen, all the way to cinemas, Black folks created some of the most talked about content of the year. Shows like Black-ish, Atlanta, Queen Sugar, and Insecure had fans tuning in each week to see what would happen next, while audiences flooded to theaters to see films like Hidden Figures, Fences, and Moonlight. It was a banner year for films and TV shows centered around people of color, and BET Networks and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is gearing up to celebrate it in style.
On February 22, the network will air BET Presents The American Black Film Festival Honors, which celebrates Black culture by honoring individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as the people who are proponents of championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. This year, ABFF will recognize Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, and F. Gary Gray and for their contributions to the arts.
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