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2024 AAFCA TV Honors Winners List: Ayo Edebiri, Wendell Pierce

2024 AAFCA TV Honors Winners List: Ayo Edebiri, Wendell Pierce

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced the winners of this year’s AAFCA TV Honors, which honors achievements in TV and streaming.

Black Twitter: A People’s History won the best documentary prize, while best ensemble went to Masters of the Air and best limited series/special was awarded to Genius: MLK/X. The Bear‘s Ayo Edebiri was honored with the best TV acting (female) prize, while Elsbeth‘s Wendell Pierce won the male award. The Bear won best writing.

The AAFCA also announced its special achievement award honorees, which include American actor Glynn Turman (Legacy Award), comedian and actress Michelle Buteau (Trailblazing Award), TV producer and writer Nkechi Okoro Carroll (Salute to Excellence Award), Starz’ Power Universe (Impact Award) and the streaming service TUBI (Ally Award).

Winners will be celebrated on Aug. 2 at the historical Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The honors were first introduced in 2019 celebrating “outstanding achievements in TV and streaming, with a special focus on entertainment representing the Black diaspora.”

“The 2024 AAFCA TV Honors class is a powerful testament to the exceptional range of Black talent in television today,” says AAFCA president and co-founder Gil Robertson. “From the legendary Glynn Turman, whose six-decade career continues to inspire, to rising stars and innovative storytellers, this group exemplifies excellence across the board. We’re honored to recognize their achievements and celebrate their commitment to pushing the boundaries of storytelling. They make us all better.”

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See below for a full list of winners in the competitive categories.

BEST DOCUMENTARY – Black Twitter: A People’s History
BEST ENSEMBLE – Masters of the Air
BEST LIMITED SERIES/SPECIAL – Genius: MLK/X
BEST NEW SHOW – Bookie
BEST TV ACTING (Female) – Ayo Edebiri (The Bear)
BEST TV ACTING (Male) – Wendell Pierce (Elsbeth)
BEST TV COMEDY – Unprisoned
BEST TV DIRECTING – Channing Godfrey Peoples (Genius: MLK/X – Episode 401 “Graduation”)
BEST TV DRAMA – The Chi
BEST WRITING – The Bear
BREAKOUT STAR – Josiah Cross (Masters of the Air)

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