Another day, another awards show… But what made Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards different was the array of American talent taking home trophies and nominations.
Bet Networks made their Critics’ Choice debut with the “Book of Negroes.” The 35-year-old channel — which expanded its network to scripted programming in 2011 — gained its first award nominations with best limited series and series’ leading lady Aunjanue Ellis
for actress in a movie or limited series. Cast members along with network CEO Debra Lee
and head of programming Stephen Hill
attended the awards show and after-party.
“It feels a little like someone let the door open, like, ‘Do
they know?’” Ellis kidded. She got a little more serious, “I’m claiming it, it’s a movement.”Lou Gossett Jr.
spoke candidly alongside co-star Lyric Bent about the awards show’s diversity.
“It’s her turn, it’s our people’s turn, it’s been so many others’ turn,