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The 2017 "BET Presents The American Black Film Festival Honors" Adds Terrence Howard As Honoree With Special Appearances By Jay Ellis, Kofi Siriboe, Alexandra Shipp & Kylie Bunbury

The 2017 "BET Presents The American Black Film Festival Honors" Adds Terrence Howard As Honoree With Special Appearances By Jay Ellis, Kofi Siriboe, Alexandra Shipp & Kylie Bunbury

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) BET Networks and American Black Film Festival (ABFF)'s "BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors" is excited to add an iconic artist to the list of honorees. Oscar nominated actor and singer, Terrence Howard, will be presented the "Excellence in the Arts" honor. In addition, set to make special appearances are some of Young Hollywood's biggest names, including Jay Ellis, Kofi Siriboe, Alexandra Shipp, and Kylie Bunbury. "BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors" airs on BET and Centric on Wednesday, February 22nd at 8:00PM ET.

This year's ABFF honorees have made great contributions to the art of entertainment through their work and our newest honoree is no different. Terrence Howard is a man of many talents. Best known for his current role on Fox's Empire as malicious music mogul, Luscious Lyon, the real Terrence Howard is also a musical force. His self-taught talent is on full display in several of his earliest film appearances including Ray and Hustle and Flow. The Columbia Records signee completed his debut album in a mere five days, and went on to write music for a number of his on - screen characters. His big screen performances have earned him a BET Award, five NAACP Image Awards, and Oscar and Golden Globe nominations among them.

In addition to the honorees, some of Hollywood's rising stars are set to make a special appearance. Jay Ellis (Insecure, The Game), Kofi Siriboe (Queen Sugar), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse, Straight Outta Compton) and Kylie Bunbury (Pitch) are confirmed to open the show.

ABFF Honors' mission 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. The annual event will be hosted by actress Regina Hall.

"BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors" is sure to be a highlight of the Hollywood Awards season and Black History Month. The event is executive produced by ABFF Ventures founder Jeff Friday, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones for de Passe Jones Entertainment, Jesse Collins for Jesse Collins Entertainment, and Connie Orlando, Stephen G. Hill and Debra Lee for BET Networks.

The 2017 ABFF Honors sponsors are Cadillac, AT&T and Prudential Financial Services (Red Carpet Partners) and Hennessy (Official Spirit Partner).

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