THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS”

THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS”

(Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

 

 

 

DENZEL WASHINGTON, QUEEN LATIFAH, TERRENCE HOWARD, ISSA RAE, F. GARY GRAY, CICELY TYSON, VIOLA DAVIS, COMMON, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, JAY ELLIS, OMARI HARDWICK, NIA LONG AND MORE CELEBRATE BLACK EXCELLENCE IN TV AND FILM AT THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS”

 

Annual event hosted by Regina Hall aired on BET and Centric last night
 
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THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS

  

THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS” took place on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles
 
Comedy queen, Regina Hall, kept the audience laughing as host of the evening’s festivities. The annual event celebrates Black culture by honoring individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment. 

THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS

(Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

 

Actor and director Denzel Washington was honored with the “Hollywood Legacy Award,” musician and actress Queen Latifah with the “Entertainment Icon Award,” writer, producer and actress Issa Rae with the “Rising Star Award,” film director and producer F. Gary Gray with the “Excellence in the Arts Award” and actor and singer, Terrence Howard with the “Excellence in the Arts Award.” 
 
Viola Davis, Common, Pharrell Williams, Lee Daniels, Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Anika Noni Rose and took the stage as presenters while Maxwell and Dionne Farris performed their hits from the film “Love Jones,” which received the “Classic Cinema Award.”
 
Special appearances by Cicely Tyson, Jay Ellis, Kofi Siroboe, Nia Long, Larenz Tate, Alexandra Shipp, Luke James, Kylie Bunbury and more…  
 
“Queen Sugar” took home the coveted Television Show of the Year Award and “Fences” and their cast graces the stage and accepted the award for Movie of the Year.

THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS

Photo credit: Getty Images for BET

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ABFF Honors aired on BET and Centric on Wednesday, February 22, at 8:00pm E.T.

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