Nominees 2017 | ABFF Honors

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Nominees 2017 | ABFF Honors

Check out the complete list of nominees for the 2017 ABFF Honors.

Published January 9, 2017

Find out which of the star-studded films and striking television shows are being recognized for their groundbreaking achievements at ABFF Honors on Wednesday, February 22 at 8P/7C.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

  1. Movie of the Year

    This year’s "Movie of the Year" nominees touch on political, social and economic issues. Included are two biopics: one focuses on a Ugandan girl whose world changes after being introduced to the game of chess, and the other tells the story about a group of African-American women who worked with NASA to launch the programs first successful space missions. Another nominee is a period drama based on the story of Nat Turner, an enslaved man who led a slave rebellion. Our final nominees are dramas that deep dives into the concept of choice, decisions and acceptance.

    The nominees for "Movie of the Year" are:

  2. THE BIRTH OF A NATION
    Nate Parker as "Nat Turner" in THE BIRTH OF A NATION. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
    (Photo: FOX SEARCHLIGHT)
  3. FENCES
    Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures.
    (Photo: David Lee/Paramount Pictures)
  4. HIDDEN FIGURES
    (Photo: 20th Century Fox)
  5. MOONLIGHT
    20151023_Moonlight_D08_C1_K1_0878.tif
    (Photo: David Bornfriend/A24)
  6. QUEEN OF KATWE
    Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga star in the triumphant true story QUEEN OF KATWE, directed by Mira Nair. (Photo: Edward Echwalu/Walt Disney Pictures)
    (Photo: Edward Echwalu/Walt Disney Pictures)
  7. Television Show of the Year

    The "Television Show of the Year" nominees are smart, funny and authentic. From an awkward Black girl who navigates the racy tribulations of modern-day love and friendships and an ambitious college dropout and his cousin, who suddenly becomes a rap star, to a family struggling to gain a sense of cultural identity, a complicated story of three siblings who inherited a sugarcane farm and a night club owner leading a double life as a drug kingpin – television over the past year has been captivating and honest

    The nominees for 'Television Show of the Year' are:

  8. ATLANTA
    (Photo: Matthias Clamer/FX)
  9. BLACK-ish
    BLACK-ISH - ABC's "black-ish" stars Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, and special guest star, Laurence Fishburne. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
    (Photo: ABC/Bob D'Amico)
  10. INSECURE
    (Photo: Anne Marie Fox/HBO)
    (Photo: Anne Marie Fox/HBO)
  11. POWER
    Press image from Starz Press site: http://starz.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=64&cat=73
(Photo: Starz Entertainment)
    (Photo: Niko Tavernise/Starz Entertainment)
  12. QUEEN SUGAR
    (Photo: DEVIN DOYLE/OWN)

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Matthias Clamer/FX)

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