Kid Cudi and Berry Gordy are among several artists set to be honored at the fifth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television, scheduled to take place on December 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan and Quinta Brunson are among the other artists to be honored at the event, which will be hosted by actor Bill Bellamy.
The celebration, sponsored by the Critics Choice Association, will recognize honorees in 15 categories.
Kid Cudi will be honored with the Groundbreaker Award for his Netflix series “Entergalactic.”
“The Celebration of Black Cinema & Television has grown tremendously over the last five years,” CCA CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be able to recognize such outstanding projects across both film and television, and to honor these incredible actors and filmmakers for their work.”
“It has truly been a year to celebrate,” added CCA board member Shawn Edwards, who is the executive producer of the event. “The unprecedented amount of content about the Black experience on film and television made it very difficult to choose our honorees for this milestone year. And our special Icon Award honoree, Berry Gordy, pushed open a heavy door during the ’70s and ’80s through his Motown Productions with a string of movies and TV series that helped pave the way for future Black storytellers.”
The show, produced by Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infantee of Madelyn Hammond & Associates, will be televised on KTLA in January and shown nationwide on Nexstar stations throughout the month of February to tie in with Black History Month.
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