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Roy Wood Jr. to Host 14th Annual AAFCA Awards

The 14th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards are coming next month. Today, it was announced that none other than Roy Wood Jr. would be the host of the show. Combined with his hosting duties at the 2023 White House Correspondents dinner in April, the AAFCA continues a strong run for the comedian.

Here is the press release with the announcement:

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced that Comedian and Emmy®-nominated Documentary Producer Roy Wood Jr. (The Neutral Ground and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) will host the 14th Annual AAFCA Awards on March 1st at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Fresh off the recent announcement that Wood will host the annual White House Correspondents dinner in April, 2023 is turning into a banner year for the in-demand comedian.
Winners of this year’s AAFCA Awards include “The Woman King” for Best Picture with Gina Prince-Bythewood for Best Director, ”The Inspection” star Jeremy Pope for Best Actor, “Till” star Danielle Deadwyler for Best Actress, as well as “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star Angela Bassett for Best Supporting Actress and Brian Tyree Henry for Best Supporting Actor for “Causeway”. A full list of winners is available on AAFCA’s website. The invitation-only evening is one of the highlights of the awards season calendar.
“I’m honored to host the AAFCA Awards where we can come together and celebrate the incredible films and performances that have inspired and uplifted our community,” said Roy Wood Jr. 
“AAFCA is excited to have the multi-talented Roy Wood Jr. host the 14th edition of the AAFCA Awards. Roy is one of the most electrifying comedic voices in our business. He’s funny, insightful and irreverent and we’re looking forward to a fabulous evening of fun and celebration,” stated AAFCA President/CEO Gil Robertson.

Source: Press Release


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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