Halle Berry to Receive Career Achievement Award at Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema

TORONTO ON - SEPTEMBER 13, 2017: Halle Berry looks radiant at Roy Thompson Hall, at the premiere of Kings. Toronto International Film Festival. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Halle Berry is set to pick up a career achievement honor at the 4th Annual Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema and Television.

The CCA made the announcement Tuesday morning, saying the Oscar-winning actress will be recognized for her extensive body of work.

“Berry’s iconic performances throughout her career have showcased her brilliance as an actor and blazed the trail for Black performers who have come after her. She has become the personification of excellence as she transcends from being in front of the camera to sitting in the director’s chair,” said Shawn Edwards, CCA board member and executive producer of the Celebration of Black Cinema and Television.

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Throughout her three decades in the entertainment industry, Berry has had roles in the James Bond film Die Another Day, Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, as well as Losing Isaiah, Bulworth, Swordfish, John Wick, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She is the first and only Black woman to win the Oscar for actress in a leading role for her performance in Monster’s Ball in 2002.

This year the 55-year-old actress and producer will make her directorial debut in Netflix’s Bruised, in which she also stars as the disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice. The film will be released in select theaters on Nov. 17 and globally on Netflix Nov. 24.

Additional honorees at the 2021 Celebration of Black Cinema and Television include Jennifer Hudson, who will receive the best film actress award for her performance in the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson will receive the producer award for television for his work on the ABC sitcom and its spinoffs Grown-ish and Mixed-ish.

Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins will receive the director award for television for his Amazon series The Underground Railroad.

The Critics Choice Association Celebration of Black Cinema and Television will take place on Monday, Dec. 6 in Los Angeles. This year, for the first time, the awards ceremony will also celebrate achievements in television.