WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations for the 7th Annual Black Reel Awards hosted by the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) were released today and Terrence Howard's award-winning career year continues. Howard received a total of three nominations, including Best Actor (Hustle & Flow), Best Supporting Actor (Crash) and Best Supporting Actor, TV (Lackawanna Blues).
Leading the theatrical category with 6 nominations each are Crash (Lions Gate Films) and Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics). Roll Bounce (FOX Searchlight) follows with 5 nominations.
In the television category Lackawanna Blues (HBO) leads with 9 nominations. Their Eyes Were Watching God (ABC) follows with 7 nominations and Sometimes in April (HBO) and Miracle Boys (Noggin) both received 5 nominations.
Other multiple nominees included Idris Elba (The Gospel and Sometimes in April), Rosario Dawson (Rent and Sin City) and Tyler Perry (Diary of a Mad Black Woman).
The winners will be announced at the Black Reel Awards Gala on February 18, 2006 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The awards gala will be part of the 2006 BRA Gala Weekend February 15-18, 2006 scheduled to take place in various locations throughout Washington, D.C.
"We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 7th Annual Black Reel Awards," said Tim Gordon, FAAAF Executive Director and Black Reel Awards founder. "For the seventh year, the Black Reel Awards is extremely proud to pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of African Americans in cinema. We congratulate all of the nominees."
Nominees for the 7th Annual Black Reel Awards were selected by a panel of national television, radio, print and website film critics. The same panel of film critics, along with past Black Reel Awards nominees will select the winners. The nomination criteria was based on films that were written, directed, produced, executive produced or featured African-Americans.
The complete lists of all nominees can be found at http://www.faaaf.org/.
In its seventh year, awards are being given in 22 categories along with special recognitions highlighting the exceptional accomplishments of individuals in three Special Achievement Awards given by the governing body of the Foundations for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF). They include the Lifetime Achievement, The Mayor's Award and the Vanguard Award for Entertainer of the Year. In 2005, Oscar winner, Jamie Foxx was the first recipient of the Vanguard Award for Entertainer of the Year.
Founded in 2000 the FAAAF/Black Reel Awards was developed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of African Americans in feature, independent and television films from their character portrayals on screen, to their technical artistry behind the scenes. The FAAAF/Black Reel Awards benefit the Foundation for the Advancement of African American in Film (FAAAF), a non- profit arts organization whose mission is to provide educational opportunities to the next generation of minority film executives. Through the FAAAF's "Producer's Institute," scholarships are awarded to graduate students pursuing a business career in the movie and television industry.
For a complete list of nominations, schedule of events and additional information about ticketing the FAAAF and the Black Reel Awards, please contact the FAAAF offices at 202.463-0511 or visit http://www.faaaf.org/.
Source: Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film
Web site: http://www.faaaf.org/