The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) held its seventh annual awards ceremony earlier this week and ‘Black-ish’ star Miles Brown had the opportunity to put his public speaking skills to use onstage. The young star served as one of the presenters of the night where he impressed the crowd and paid tribute to African American entertainers older than himself.
“I just think that it’s very special to award different people of color,” Miles said. “I think that’s very cool,.”
This year’s ceremony was especially significant since many in Hollywood believe the Academy Awards snuffed African American actors and actresses out of well-deserved nominations. “This year, a lot of people feel there were so many who were overlooked, who deserved to be seen, but were overlooked. And tonight is all about the fact that we’re able to say, ‘I see you. I see you young Coogler,'” said Sheryl Lee Ralph.
Among the many artists “seen” at the AAFCA awards was the cast of Straight Outta Compton. “I’m glad that there are platforms like this that gives us a sort of opportunity to sort of shine from a black perspective. It means a lot,” said Keith Stanfield. The actor portrayed Snoop Dogg in the film.
You can watch Miles and the rest of the ‘Black-ish’ cast shine on Wednesdays when the show airs at 9:30pm EST on ABC.
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