Donate Now

Berry Gordy, Kid Cudi Among Celebration of Black Cinema and Television Honorees

Berry Gordy
Motown founder Berry Gordy is among the honorees at the upcoming fifth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television.

The Critics Choice Association, which sponsors the event, released a statement today announcing that the 92-year-old music executive will receive the organization's Icon Award for his "unparalleled contribution to music, film and popular culture."

"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," CCA board member Shawn Edwards, who is serving as executive producer of the event, said. "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."

CCA CEO Joey Berlin added, "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."

(L to R: Berry Gordy, Angela Bassett, Nicco Annan, Quinta Brunson, Danielle Deadwyler, Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors, Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi, Gina Prince-Bythewood)

Several other celebrities will join Gordy at the ceremony.

The Groundbreaker Award will go to rapper Kid Cudi. The Grammy Award-winner starred in the lead role of his animated Netflix project "Entergalactic," which he created. The movie also served as a visual companion piece to his album of the same name.

More traditional stars of the big and small screens, led by Angela Bassett (Career Achievement Award), Michael B. Jordan (Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award) and Quinta Brunson (Actress Award for Television), round out some of the notable major award winners.

Actor and comedian Bill Bellamy will host the event, which will take place on Monday, Dec. 5 in Los Angeles, and be broadcast nationwide on Nexstar stations in 2023 throughout February in honor of Black History Month.

No comments

2017 Paid in Full Entertainment, Inc.. Powered by Blogger.