Angela Bassett among honors at the CCA Celebration of Black Film and Television

Black Panther stars Angela Bassett and Michael B Jordan were honorees at this year’s Black Film & Television Critics Association (CCA) Celebration.

The star-studded event will also recognize other well-known faces in the entertainment industry including Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kid Cudi, and Abbott Elementary founder Quinta Brunson.

Now in its fifth year, the ceremony will take place on December 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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Michael B Jordan will also be honored at the fifth annual event (Richard Shotwell/AP)

This year, CCA’s Black Film & Television Celebration will recognize 15 categories in a night that showcases outstanding achievements in black film and television.

Bassett, who will reprise her role as Queen Ramonda in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will receive a Career Achievement Award in honor of her extraordinary career.

Jordan will be honored with the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award for his overall contributions 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, musician, producer and director Gordy will receive the Icon Award for his “unparalleled” contribution to music, film and popular culture, the CCA said.

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Musician, producer and director Berry Gordy will receive an Icon Award for his ‘unparalleled’ contribution to music, film and popular culture (Mark J Terrill/PA)

Grammy Award-winning musician and actor Scott Mescudi, known professionally as Kid Cudi, will be honored with a Groundbreaker Award for his starring role as Jabari in the Netflix television event, Entergalactic, which he also created out.

CCA CEO Joey Berlin said: “The celebration of Black Cinema & Television has evolved a lot over the last 5 years.

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“We are delighted to be able to recognize such outstanding projects across both film and television, and to honor these incredible actors and filmmakers for their work.”

The Critics Association’s Black Film & Television Celebration will be televised on local channel KTLA in January 2023 and on channels across the United States next February in honor of History Month Black skin.

Film & Television Asia Pacific’s first CCA celebration, will take place on Friday, also in Los Angeles.

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