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"BET Presents American Black Film Festival Honors" is an annual gala saluting excellence in motion pictures and television. Its mission is to celebrate Black culture by recognizing individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment. The 2017 ABFF Honors will air on BET and Centric, Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00PM ET.


HOST:
actress/director Regina Hall

HONOREES:
actor/director Denzel Washington "Hollywood Legacy"
musician/actress Queen Latifah "Entertainment Icon"
actor Terrence Howard "Excellence in the Arts"
writer/producer/actress Issa Rae "Rising Star" 
film director/producer F. Gary Gray "Excellence in the Arts"

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY:
Viola Davis, Common, Pharrell, Jay Ellis, Kofi Siroboe, Lee Daniels, Alexandra Shipp, Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwicj, Dionne Farris, Kylie Bunbury, Nia Long, Larenz Tate, Luke James and more...

ABFF Honors will be one of the highlights of the Hollywood Awards season and Black History Month. The event 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.

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