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Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors

FILE – Viola Davis arrives at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast on Dec. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month. The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air Aug. 22. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES:  Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown, and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month.

The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air on Aug. 22.

Comedian-actress Aida Rodriguez will host the invitation-only streamed event.

“In a time of such uncertainty, we have witnessed how powerful the medium of television and streaming is,” said Gil Robertson, co-founder, and president of AAFCA. “We couldn’t be more proud to honor shows and performances that uplift and inspire at a time when we all need entertainment the most.”

Davis will be honored for the best actress for her role on ABC’s “How To Get Away with Murder.” Brown will receive the best actor recognition for his character on NBC’s “This Is Us.”

Kenya Barris will be presented the TV Icon award for his contributions to television with his creating of ABC’s “black-ish” and “#blackAF” on Netflix. Rashida Jones will present him with the award.

“I Promise” will receive the AAFCA’s inaugural award for the best short film. The documentary series on Quibi chronicled the first year of James launching the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

HBO’s “Insecure” will take home the comedy award, while Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s “For Life” was given the best drama.

Published Date: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 | 08:59 PM

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