Guess who’s getting awards? Samuel L. Jackson, Colman Domingo, Shonda Rhimes and Ruth E. Carter!

The 24th Annual Black Reel Awards are coming in hot, and they’ve just dropped some major news about their list of honorary award recipients. Get ready to celebrate because this year’s honorees are nothing short of legendary.

For the third year running, the Black Reel Awards are pulling out all the stops with a star-studded lineup of special honorees and some groundbreaking announcements. And let me tell you, it’s going to be epic.

The first big news is the introduction of the Chadwick Boseman Vanguard Award, named in honor of the iconic actor. I mean, what better way to immortalize the memory of a true legend? And let me tell you, the first recipient of this prestigious award is none other than the incredibly talented Colman Domingo. With a resume that includes award-winning performances and some seriously impressive roles, it’s safe to say that Domingo is a force to be reckoned with.

But wait, there’s more. The Black Reel Awards aren’t just about film – they’re also recognizing outstanding work in television with the Diahann Carroll Icon Award. And who better to receive the inaugural award than the one and only Shonda Rhimes? This powerhouse producer, author, and screenwriter has single-handedly redefined dramatic programming on television, and she’s showing no signs of slowing down.

And let’s not forget about the Oscar Micheaux Memorial Award, which is going to the incredibly talented costume designer, Ruth E. Carter. With an impressive career spanning over thirty years and multiple Academy Awards under her belt, Carter is a true trailblazer in her field.

And if that’s not enough, the Sidney Poitier Trailblazer Award is being presented to the one and only Samuel L. Jackson. With over two hundred acting credits and a reputation as the hardest working actor in show business, Jackson is a true legend in his own right.

Last but certainly not least, the Ruby Dee Humanitarian award is going to the incomparable Sheryl Lee Ralph. Known for her award-winning performances and her tireless advocacy for gender equality, Ralph is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the screen.

And let’s not forget the man behind it all, Black Reel Award founder and CEO, Tim Gordon. His vision and passion for honoring the legacies of these incredible talents are what makes the Black Reel Awards so special. And with the broadcast set for January 16, 2024, you can bet it’s going to be a night to remember.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the best of the best at the 24th Annual Black Reel Awards.

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