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Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors

AP
Filed on August 6, 2020

The virtual ceremony of the African American Film Critics Association is scheduled to air on Aug. 22

Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month.

The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air on Aug. 22.

Comedian-actress Aida Rodriguez will host the invitation-only streamed event.

"In a time of such uncertainty, we have witnessed how powerful the medium of television and streaming is," said Gil Robertson, co-founder and president of AAFCA. "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."

Davis will be honored for best actress for her role on ABC's How To Get Away with Murder. Brown will receive best actor recognition for his character on NBC's This Is Us.

Kenya Barris will be presented the TV Icon award for his contributions to television with his creating of ABC's black-ish and #blackAF on Netflix. Rashida Jones will present him the award.

I Promise will receive the AAFCA's inaugural award for best short film. The documentary series on Quibi chronicled the first year of James launching the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

HBO's Insecure will take home the comedy award, while Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's For Life was given best drama.


 
 
 
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