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African American Film Critics to honor Lee Daniels, Anthony Hemingway and more

African American Film Critics to honor Lee Daniels, Anthony Hemingway and more

The African American Film Critics Assn. announced Monday the recipients of its annual Special Achievement Awards to be held in January. The honorees include directors Lee Daniels and Anthony Hemingway and veteran animator Floyd Norman.

“All of our honorees are serious players who are helping to move the industry forward in terms of creating images that are diverse and inclusive,” said Gil Robertson, the group’s president’s and co-founder. “They are all cultural visionaries who deserve to be recognized for their roles in advancing projects that have paid off critically and financially.”

Each year since its inception in 2003, the...

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