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Diahann Carroll Named Recipient of the 2016 ABFF Hollywood Legacy Award

Diahann Carroll Named Recipient of the 2016 ABFF Hollywood Legacy Award

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has announced that Diahann Carroll will be the recipient of the 2016 ABFF Honors Hollywood Legacy Award. The celebration will be held February 21, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, hosted by Mike Epps.

The event will feature a presentation of nine awards, including Film of the Year, Television Show of the Year, Excellence in the Arts, Hot In Hollywood and the Hollywood Legacy Award. Invited guests to this private affair will include artists and other prominent members of the Hollywood community.

The mission of the awards gala is to celebrate Black culture by honoring individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as the people who are proponents of championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

In paying tribute to Ms. Carroll, ABFF Honors looks to illuminate a distinguished career that has spanned more than sixty years. She has moved effortlessly between the worlds of film, television, music and the stage, earning her the designation “Hollywood legend.” She is an Oscar nominee, a Tony Award winner, a Golden Globe winner, a four-time Emmy nominee, a Grammy nominee and a best-selling author.

“Diahann Carroll is one of the most talented and distinguished artists in American history. We are looking forward to paying tribute to her rich trailblazing legacy,” said Jeff Friday, president & CEO of Film Life, Inc. and ABFF Ventures.

Promising to be a highlight of the Hollywood awards season and Black History Month, ABFF Honors is produced by ABFF Ventures (a partnership between Film Life, Inc., and Black Enterprise), in association with de Passe Jones Entertainment.

For more information about the 2016 ABFF Honors, visit

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