The African American Film Critics Association, established in 2003 as Black critics reviewing film and television will honor Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Kenya Barris and more via virtual celebration in August. The event will be hosted by actress Aida Rodriguez. AAFCA highlights Black cultural experiences in the U.S. and worldwide
Actor Davis will get award for the best actress for her role in ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, and Brown will be conferred as Best Actor for NBC’s This is Us and Barris will be recognized as a TV icon.
Shows like Insecure, For Life and Never Have I Ever will receive awards for best comedy, best drama, and best YA, respectively. The event will also award for shortform, documentary and animated content.
Gil Robertson, co-founder and president of AAFCA said,”In a time of such uncertainty, we have witnessed how powerful the medium of television and streaming is. We couldn’t be more proud to honor shows and performances that uplift and inspire at a time when we all need entertainment the most. We are especially grateful to have partners like Morgan Stanley as well as the ongoing support of the entertainment community at large helping us with our year-round activities that highlight not only film, television and journalism, but also diversity, inclusion and equality.”
The AAFCA will hold the TV honors virtually via invitation at 11:30 a.m. PT on Aug. 22, with a catered lunch and cocktails delivered to all virtual guests the morning of the event.