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Comedian Lil Rel Howery to Host 11th Annual AAFCA Awards

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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) released a press release announcing its host for the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards, comedian/actor/writer/producer Lil Rel Howery. The awards will be held at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Read from the press release below.

Howery is fresh off his successful HBO comedy special Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw which was just rated the #1 hour – long comedy special of 2019 by Vulture Magazine. In film, he is perhaps best known for his roles as TSA agent Rod Williams in the Oscar-winning Get Out, Charlie in the Netflix smash, Bird Box, Dax in Uncle Drew and Lucas’s dad in Good Boys. On the small screen, he starred as Bobby, brother to Jerrod Carmichael on the acclaimed NBC series, The Carmichael Show, also starring Tiffany Haddish as his ex-wife.

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In addition to making an impression with his own comedy series, Rel, on FOX, Howery has lent his talents to Insecure on HBO, Southside on Comedy Central and more. 2020 will be an active year for the Chicago native with the films Free Guy with Ryan Reynolds, The Photograph with Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, Fatherhood with Kevin Hart, Bad Trip with Eric Andre and Tiffany Haddish and Deep Water with Ben Affleck.

“We are very excited to have Lil Rel as the host of the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards” said Gil Robertson, AAFCA CEO/President. “He is an exceptional talent across the board, and we can’t wait. It’s going to be a night to remember.”

“I am really excited to host this very special and important award show that truly does a great job of honoring the best in tv and film,” says Howery

For more information on the 11th AAFCA Awards and AAFCA in general, visit Also follow @aafca on Instagram and @theaafca on Twitter.

The African American Film Critics Association represents the leading black film critics in the world. The organization represents journalists who work in TV, radio and online, who reach a collective audience in excess of 100 million.

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.


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