Celebrating Black Cinema and Television: Highlights

The Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema and Television event took place on December 6. The award ceremony held at the Fairmount Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Indeed, these events began in 2014. Likewise, honoring achievements in Black filmmaking and this year, for the first time, achievements in Black television were celebrated too.

Halle Berry received the Career Achievement Award. Halle Berry and musician Van Hunt began dating in 2020. They confirmed their relationship with an Instagram post in September of that year.

Once the world slowly began opening up amidst the coronavirus in 2021, the two began attending red carpet events together. Van and Halle have been each other’s number one supporters since they got together, and their love for each other is clear.

Celebrating Black Cinema and Television: Highlights

While, Jennifer Hudson given the Actress Award for Film and Anthony Anderson awarded the Producer Award for Television. Barry Jenkins took home the Director Award for Television.

Indeed, the star-studded event attended by celebrities like Taraji P. Henson, Ruth Negga and more. The stars dressed to the nines for the red carpet ahead of the ceremony. Also Read: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Premiere: Highlights

“We are truly honored to name our prestigious Trailblazer Award after Melvin Van Peebles,” said Shawn Edwards. He is CCA Board Member and Executive Producer of the Celebration of Black Cinema & Television.

“Van Peebles inspired a generation of filmmakers. He was a true maverick and a visionary cinematic genius. We’re thrilled that Melvin’s son, Mario will be presenting the award to Ava DuVernay. However, he is the first recipient of the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award”.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.

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