Although it seems like this award season just didn’t get it right this year, the tide changed last weekend at the fourth annual American Black Film Festival Honors, sponsored by Cadillac.
The event, hosted by Black-ish star Deon Cole, honored Watchmen star Louis Gossett, Jr. with the Hollywood Legacy Award; Queen & Slim writer Lena Waithe with the Industry Renaissance Award and Harriet star Cynthia Erivo earned the Rising Star Award. And along with Just Mercy star Jamie Foxx being honored with the Excellence in the Arts Award, the entire film was also recognized as Movie of the Year.
Earlier in the afternoon Cadillac sponsored a pre-ABFF Honors luncheon where they showcased the next generation 2021 Cadillac Escalade and CT5 with a special presentation by Global Director of Design, Crystal Windham, which were both front and center during this celebration of Black excellence.
Let’s go inside the awards show that was for us, by us.