Honorees of the 4th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television


Presented by the Critics Choice Association

Monday, December 6 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Century City
Show to Air on KTLA & Nexstar Stations in January & February 2022

Host Niecy Nash; Honorees Anthony Anderson (Producer Award for Television), Zazie Beetz
(Ensemble Award), Halle Berry (Career Achievement Award), Danielle Brooks (Actress Award for
Television), Deon Cole (Ensemble Award), R.J. Cyler (Ensemble Award), Danielle Deadwyler
(Ensemble Award), Ava DuVernay (Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award), Idris Elba (Ensemble
Award), Antoine Fuqua (Director Award for Film), Edi Gathegi (Ensemble Award), Jennifer Hudson
(Actress Award for Film), Barry Jenkins (Director Award for Television), Toheeb Jimoh
(Breakthrough Award), Regina King (Ensemble Award), Delroy Lindo (Ensemble Award), Jonathan
Majors (Ensemble Award), Patina Miller (Special Honoree Award), Ruth Negga (Special Honoree
Award), Natasha Rothwell (Special Honoree Award), Will Smith (Actor Award for Film), LaKeith
Stanfield (Ensemble Award), Omar Sy (Actor Award for Television), Robin Thede (Showrunner
Award), and Kenan Thompson (Special Honoree Award); Presenters Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Chaz
Ebert, Tracee Ellis Ross, Brett Goldstein, Rebecca Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Dani Lane, Dannah
Lane, James Lassiter, Kenny Leon, Joi McMillon, Prentice Penny, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton,
Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Liesl Tommy, Mario Van Peebles, and Larry Wilmore; Additional
Guests Shamier Anderson, Jessica Betts, Tina Lifford, Sydney Mitchell, Janine Sherman Barrois,
Tessa Thompson, and more.

The Critics Choice Association presented the annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television on Monday, December 6 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. Since 2014, the Celebration of Black Cinema has honored standout achievements in Black filmmaking; this year, for the first time, the awards ceremony also celebrated achievements in television. A portion of the proceeds were designated to provide scholarships to students from underrepresented communities participating in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Gold Rising Program. The show will air on KTLA and Nexstar stations in January and February 2022.

WHEN: Monday, December 6, 2021
WHERE: Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel
SOCIAL: #CelebrateBlackCinemaandTV
@CriticsChoice on Instagram and Twitter

Andy Gelb / Julia Rossen / Laurina Spencer
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The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing almost 500 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.