LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Motown founder Berry Gordy, actress Angela Bassett and actor Michael B. Jordan are among those who will be honored Monday evening at the Critics Choice Association’s fifth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television.
The event at the Fairmont Century Plaza will honor “standout achievements in Black filmmaking and television,” according to the association.
“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.”
Comedian Bill Bellamy will host the event.
Gordy will receive the Icon award for his “unparalleled contribution to music, film and popular culture,” while Bassett will receive a Career Achievement Award. Jordan will receive the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award for contributions to the industry.
Musician/actor Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi will receive a Groundbreaker Award, recognizing his role as Jabari in Netflix’s “Entergalactic,” which he also created.
Also being honored during the event will be:
- Nicco Annan will receive the Actor Award for Television for his work on STARZ series “P-Valley”
- writer/director Elegance Bratton will receive the Social Justice Award for his work on the film “The Inspection”
- writer/producer/actress Quinta Brunson will receive the Actress Award for Television for her work on “Abbott Elementary”
- Danielle Deadwyler will receive the Actress Award for Film for her work on the film “Till”
- Ayo Edebiri will receive the Rising Star Award for the FX series “The Bear”
- Brian Tyree Henry will receive the Supporting Actor Award for his work on “Causeway”
- actor Quincy Isaiah will receive the Rising Star Award for his work on the series “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”
- Jonathan Majors will receive the Actor Award for Film for his work in the film “Devotion”
- Gina Prince-Bythewood will receive the Director Award for Film “The Woman King”
- writer/director Nikyatu Jusu will receive the Breakthrough Film Award for “Nanny”
- the cast of ABC’s sitcom, “The Wonder Years,” Elisha “EJ” Williams, Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, Julian Lerner, Amari O’Neil and Milan Ray, will receive the Ensemble Award