One Year Ago (Saturday, August 22, 2020)…Sterling K. Brown, Viola Davis, and Kenya Barris were among the winners Saturday when the African American Film Critics Association held its second annual AAFCA TV Honors.
Brown and Davis won best actor and actress awards for NBC’s “This is Us” and ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” respectively.
Barris, creator of ABC’s “Black-ish” and “#blackAF” on Netflix, accepted the TV Icon Award.
HBO’s “Insecure” won best TV comedy, with showrunner Prentice Penny accepting the award.
Best TV drama went to ABC’s “For Life,” with creator Hank Steinberg and series star Nicholas Pinnock accepting.
Apple TV+’s “Central Park” won best animated series, with creator and star Josh Gad and cast member Leslie Odom Jr. accepting the award.
Two shows chared the honor for best docuseries: HBO’s “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children,” and ESPN Films’ “The Last Dance.”
Best TV movie went to Lifetime’s “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel.”
The AAFCA also bestowed its inaugural ADCOLOR Breakout Creative of the Year award to transgender rights activist Janet Mock, whose work includes FX’s “Pose” and Netflix’s “Hollywood.”
The AAFCA TV Honors were a virtual ceremony. Celebrity presenters included Octavia Spencer, Rashida Jones and William Jackson Harper. A portion of the proceeds from the event were donated to the National Association of Black Journalists’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The event was hosted by actress/comedian Aida Rodriguez, and sponsored by Morgan Stanley.