BET Networks and American Black Film Festival (ABFF)’s “BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors” has announced that Viola Davis, Lee Daniels, Common, Morris Chestnut and Omari Hardwick are confirmed to present during the annual ceremony taping in Los Angeles on Friday, February 17th. Also, set to take the stage are Maxwell and Dionne Farris, who will perform for the audience.
ABFF Honors' mission is to celebrate Black culture by honoring individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment. “BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors” airs on BET and Centric on Wednesday, February 22nd at 8:00PM ET.
Hosted by actress and director Regina Hall, as previously announced, the show will honor actor and director Denzel Washington with the “Hollywood Legacy 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.”
In addition, there will be a special appearance by some of Young Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Jay Ellis ("Insecure," "The Game"), Kofi Siriboe ("Queen Sugar"), Alexandra Shipp ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "Straight Outta Compton") and Kylie Bunbury ("Pitch").
“BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors," set to be a highlight of the Hollywood Awards season and Black History Month, is executive produced by ABFF Ventures founder Jeff Friday, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones for de Passe Jones Entertainment, Jesse Collins for Jesse Collins Entertainment, and Connie Orlando, Stephen G. Hill and Debra Lee for BET Networks.
For more information about the 2017 ABFF Honors, log on to www.ABFFHonors.com.