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ATL's Danielle Deadwyler to be honored during CCA's 5th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television


Congratulations goes out to Atlanta's very own Danielle Deadwyler. The Till star is one of the many famous faces who will be honored during The Critics Choice Association (CCA) 5th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. It takes place on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA and will be hosted by actor, stand-up comedian, and hip-hop icon Bill Bellamy.

The annual event has grown immensely since it began, having honored just one film, 20 Feet from Stardom, at the very first event. The Critics Choice Association continued to expand the Celebration to include additional honorees each year, adding Television categories to the slate last year. Now in its fifth year, the Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will recognize 15 categories as part of a star-studded night honoring standout achievements in Black filmmaking and television.

Deadwyler will be honored with the Actress Award for Film for her role as Mamie Till-Mobley in the Orion Pictures and United Artists Releasing film, Till.

Other honorees include:

Motown founder Berry Gordy, who will pick up the Icon Award for his unparalleled contributions to music, film and popular culture.

Angela Bassett will receive the Career Achievement Award for her extraordinary film career and for starring in Wakanda Forever.

Michael B. Jordan will pick up the Melvin Vann Peebles Trailblazer Award for his overall contribution to the industry and in celebration of his directorial debut with the United Artists Releasing film, Creed III.


In addition, the show will also recognize Grammy winning musician and hip hop star Kid Cudi; P-Valley star Nicco Annan; Inspection Writer and Director Elegance Bratton; Emmy winning Abbott Elementary actress Quinta Brunson; The Bear actress and comedienne Ayo Edebiri; Causeway actor and Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry; Emmy and Critics’ Choice Award nominated Devotion star Jonathan Major; Winning Time actor Quincy Isaiah, Nanny Writer/Director Nikyatu Jusu; and iconic director Gina Prince-Bythewood for her work on The Woman King.

The Ensemble Award will be presented to 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.

“It has truly been a year to celebrate,” said CCA Board Member Shawn Edwards, Executive Producer of the event. “The unprecedented amount of content about the Black experience on film and television made it very difficult to choose our honorees for this milestone year. And our special Icon Award honoree, Berry Gordy, pushed open a heavy door during the 70s and 80s through his Motown Productions with a string of movies and TV series that helped pave the way for future Black storytellers.”

The Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will be televised on KTLA in January and shown nationwide on Nexstar stations throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.

The Show is produced by Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infante of Madelyn Hammond & Associates. Event sponsors include Delta Air Lines, Fairmont Century Plaza, GreenSlate, IMDbPro, McBride Sisters Wine Company; Milagro Tequila, and NEP Sweetwater. Event partners are Four Seasons Resort Nevis and Sunkist Growers.