The 4th Annual African-America Film Critics Association TV Tribute was held at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles over the weekend.
The event was hosted by AAFCA President Gil Robertson, with countless stars as moderators for the evening, including Tichina Arnold (the neighborhood), Nicoo Annan and Brandee Evans (P Valley), Laz Alonso (The young), Dondre Whitfield (Queen Sugar), Thomas Q Jones (Johnson), Tami Roman (The Ms Pat Show), Kim Coles (find happy), Wayne Brady (let’s make a deal) and Emayatzy Corinealdi (Reasonable doubt).
As previously reported by The rootpeacocks Bel Air was recognized with the award for best new show. Cast members present to accept the award included Jabari Banks, Coco Jones, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Akira Akbar, Kendria Spratt, Olly Scholotan and Jimmy Akingbola.
Abbott Elementary School took home the award for best comedy, with creator/writer/star Quinta Brunson, who also won Best Breakout Star.
Yvonne Orji and Kendrick Sampson were also on hand to accept the prestigious Impact Award on behalf of Unsure.
Other notable winners of the night included Courtney B. Vance, A black lady sketch show, swagger (AppleTV+) and Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. Established in 2003, AAFCA is the world’s leading black film critics body, actively reviewing film and television, with a particular focus on entertainment that highlights the experiences of black people in the United States and the rest of the African diaspora.
Check out the full list of AAFCA TV Honors winners below:
- BEST TV COMEDY – Abbott Elementary School (ABC)
- BEST TV DRAMA – ozark (netflix)
- BEST NEW SHOW – Bel Air (Peacock)
- BEST DOCUMENTARY – Black and missing (HBO)
- BEST LIMITED SERIES/SPECIAL – women of the movement (ABC)
- BEST INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION – pachinko (AppleTV+)
- BREAKOUT STAR – Quinta Brunson
- BEST ENSEMBLE – swagger (AppleTV+) & Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (HBO)
- BEST WRITING – A black lady sketch show (HBO)
- BEST TV DIRECTOR – Salli Richardson, The Gilded Age (HBO)
- BEST TV ACTRESS (Female) – Patina Miller, Book of Power III: Raise Kanan (starz)
- BEST TV ACTRESS (Male) – Courtney B. Vance, 61st street (AMC)