BET is airing the Celebration of Hollywood award ceremony tonight; find out how to watch it online if you can't see it on TV.
The American Black Film Festival is handing out awards at A Celebration of Hollywood, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET. The ceremony brings together some of the leading Black artists in America.
Among honorees at this year's ceremony are Diahann Carroll, who is being presented the Hollywood Legacy Award, Will Packer, who is receiving the Distinguished ABFF Alumni Award, Don Cheadle and Regina King, who are receiving the Excellence in the Arts Award (male and female, respectively) and Ryan Coogler, who is being presented the Rising Star Award.
BET president of programming Stephen Hill spoke recently about the importance of this event, especially in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
"It's clear that there's a need for this show. BET is very excited to partner with Jeff [Friday] and ABFF to present A Celebration of Hollywood," Hill said. "We will unabashedly acknowledge performances and achievements of African-Americans on screen from this past year and give special honor and recognition to artists that have thrilled us during their highly acclaimed careers."
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