BET Networks Partners with the American Black Film Festival to Produce the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood

BET Networks Partners with the American Black Film Festival to Produce the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood Premiering Tuesday, February 23rd at 8pm ET/PT

Don Cheadle, Regina King and Ryan Coogler Join Diahann Carroll and Will Packer as Honorees for an Evening Celebrating Excellence in Entertainment

ABFF Ventures and BET Networks announced their partnership to produce the “ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps and premiering on BET and Centric Tuesday, February 23rd at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The Awards celebrates Black culture and recognizes individuals, movies and television shows of the past year that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as the people who have been proponents in championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. This year’s event will be taped on Sunday, February 21st at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

In addition to recognizing the top television shows and films of the year, the “ABFF Awards: Celebration of Hollywood” will pay tribute to film legends along with today’s creative forces, who together inspire the filmmakers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Iconic actress, Diahann Carroll, will be presented with the Hollywood Legacy Award, and television and film producer Will Packer will receive the Distinguished ABFF Alumni Award at the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood.