Coming off of a banner year, comedian and Girl’s Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish has been tapped to receive the Rising Star Award at the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors ceremony. In addition, Billy Dee Williams, known for the iconic role of Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, will be bestowed with the Hollywood Legacy Award and Power star Omari Hardwick will recieve the Distinguished ABFF Alumni Award at the February 25 gala, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
Hosted by actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer, the show celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work, and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows.
The group joins previoulsy announced filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who will be honored with the Industry Visionary Award. The event is executive produced by ABFF Ventures founder Jeff Friday and Suzanne de Passe for de Passe Entertainment.