AAFCA celebrates black excellence at the SLS Hotel

(L-R) Dondreì Whitfield, Salli Richardson, Karen Bass and Gil Robertson IV

At the 4th Annual AAFCA Awards, black excellence was celebrated as the African American Film Critics Association bestowed special achievement honors on several industry leaders including Universal Studio Group Chairman Pearlena Igbokwe who received the Ashley Boone Award.

Pearlena Igbokwe honored at AAFCA
Yvonne Orji (left)
Emayatzy Corinealdi

Presided over by AAFCA president Gil Robertson, the event’s presenters included Tichina Arnold (“The Neighborhood”), Nicoo Annan and Brandee Evans (“P-Valley”), Laz Alonso (“The Boys”), Dondre Whitfield, Thomas Jones (“Johnson”), Tami Roman (“The Ms. Pat Show”), Kim Coles (“Finding Happy”), Wayne Brady (“Let’s Make a Deal”), Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Reasonable Doubt”).

Nicoo Annan and Tichina Arnold
Courtney B. Vance
AAFCA celebrates black excellence

Other honorees included Courtney B. Vance (“61st Street”) who accepted the award for Best TV Acting, Male and Patina Miller (“Power Book III: Raising Kanan) who won for Best TV Acting, Female and accepted her award virtually.  HBO’s “Insecure” was also honored with the prestigious Impact Award, with Yvonne Orji accepting the award on the show’s behalf. 

Universal Studio Group Chairman Pearlena Igbokwe

By Samantha Ofole-Prince / Photos by SheriDeterman

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