The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has booked Tichina Arnold to host its 10th Annual Awards, the group announced Monday.
Arnold is a Hollywood veteran and has had starring roles on Martin, Everybody Hates Chris and Survivor’s Remorse. She currently co-stars opposite Cedric the Entertainer on CBS comedy The Neighborhood, which was recently renewed for a second season.
“It’s an honor for me to host this year’s 10th Annual AAFCA Awards,” the actress said in a statement. “The AAFCA Organization is a vital and necessary force for changes within our industry. As important as it is for black people to be seen on the screen, it is just as important to have representation throughout all facets of the creative process.”
AAFCA President and CEO Gil Robertson added that the association is “thrilled” to have the actress and singer host its milestone awards gala.
“If there is anyone who knows about longevity in Hollywood, it’s this amazingly talented woman,” Robertson stated. “In an industry frequently called out for a past where roles for black actors and women have been rare, Tichina has risen above the limitations to hammer out a magnificent career spanning nearly 40 years on pure talent and persistence.”
The 10th Annual AAFCA Awards will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.
The winners were previously announced in December, with Black Panther receiving three awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Ryan Coogler) and Best Song.
Below is the complete list of AAFCA Awards Winners:
Best Film: Black Panther
Best Director: Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)
Best Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Best Actor: John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)
Best Actress: Regina Hall (Support the Girls)
Best Supporting Actor: Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give)
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Breakout Performance: Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)
Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Independent Film: If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Foreign Film: Roma
Best Documentary: Quincy
Best Song: All The Stars (Black Panther)
Best New Media: Red Table Talk
Best TV Drama: Queen Sugar
Best TV Comedy: Insecure
AAFCA’s Top Ten List:
Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Studios)
The Favourite (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
Widows (20th Century Fox)