Black Panther stars Angela Bassett and Michael B. Jordan are among the honorees at this year’s Critics Choice Association (CCA) black film and television celebration.
The star-studded event will also recognize other famous faces of the entertainment industry including Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kid Cudi and Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson.
Now in its fifth year, the ceremony will take place on December 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
This year, CCA’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will recognize 15 categories in an evening that will showcase outstanding achievements in black film and television.
Bassett, who is expected to reprise the role of Queen Ramonda in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her remarkable career.
Jordan will be honored with the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award for his overall contribution to the industry and to celebrate his directorial debut with United Artists Releasing, Creed III.
The actor previously starred in the original 2018 Black Panther film, alongside Bassett and the late Chadwick Boseman.
Meanwhile, songwriter, producer and director Gordy will receive the Icon Award for his “unmatched” contribution to music, film and popular culture, the CCA said.
Grammy Award-winning musician and actor Scott Mescudi, known professionally as Kid Cudi, will be honored with the Groundbreaker Award for his starring role as Jabari in the Netflix television event, Entergalactic, which he also created.
“The Celebration of Black Cinema & Television has grown tremendously over the past five years,” said Joey Berlin, CEO of CCA.
“We are thrilled to be able to recognize such outstanding projects in both film and television and to honor these amazing actors and directors for their work.”
The Critics Choice Association’s celebration of black film and television will be televised on local channel KTLA in January 2023 and aired on channels across the United States this February in honor of Black History Month.
The CCA’s inaugural celebration of Asia Pacific film and television will be held on Friday, also in Los Angeles.