By Mia Galuppo, Hollywood Reporter
The African American Film Critics Association will honor veteran film and television director Reginald Hudlin at the 7th AAFCA Awards, which are set to take place Feb. 10 at the Tagylan complex in Hollywood.
Hudlin, the former president of the BET network, will receive the AAFCA’s inaugural “Salute to Excellence Award” for his decades-spanning work on such projects as House Party and Boomerang.
He was nominated for an Oscar for producing 2012’s “Django Unchained,” and this year he will return to the ceremony as the co-producer of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards broadcast.
“AAFCA selected Reggie as the first recipient of the ‘Salute to Excellence Award’ because of his track record of excellence in the entertainment industry,” says AAFCA president Gil Robertson. “As a creative force, he continues to provide a great example of advancement for the current and next generation of African-Americans in the entertainment community.”
The association also announced that Entertainment Tonight correspondent Nischelle Turner will make her second appearance as the award show’s host.