The African American Film Critics Association will host the inaugural AAFCA TV Honors, the organization announced this week.

While the African American Film Critics Association has traditionally honored achievements in film, the AAFCA TV Honors will celebrate outstanding achievements in television.

The event will hand out awards in seven categories: Drama of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Actor of the Year, Actress of the Year, Icon Award, Inclusion Award, and Comedy of the Year.

Award recipients will be announced on the AAFCA’s website in a press release on June 6.

“We’re excited to expand upon our Hollywood tradition of celebrating excellence across the Hollywood landscape,” said Gil Robertson, Co-Founder and President of the AAFCA. “It’s a thrilling time in television in terms of quality and influence, especially as networks take huge strides forward in reflecting diversity and inclusion in their programming. This new wave of innovative thought-provoking storytelling is inspiring and deserving of celebration.”

The AAFCA TV Honors will be held as a luncheon at the California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey on August 11th.

The description of the seven categories is below.

Drama of the Year:
A drama series, limited series, documentary series, television movie or otherwise that stands out for its quality and cultural significance

Comedy of the Year:
A comedy series, limited series, television movie or special that stands out for its quality and cultural significance

Discovery of the Year:
This award may be given to an actor, creator or project that stands out as a groundbreaker or gamechanger in the television landscape

Actor of the Year:
An actor whose work during the calendar year has been extraordinary

Actress of the Year:
An actress whose work during the calendar year has been extraordinary

Icon Award:
Recognizes a veteran of television who has forged a path in greatness

Inclusion Award:
Recognizes a network or production entity that demonstrates a powerful commitment to diversity and inclusion



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