AAFCA to honor music legend Quincy Jones

The organization of Black film critics will honor the icon at their 10th Annual AAFCA Awards next month.

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) today announced music icon Quincy Jones and prolific filmmaker Jason Blum among its 2019 Special Achievement honorees.

Along with Jones and Blum, who produced Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” this year, director Aneesh Chaganty, AAFCA Breakthrough Film Award recipient for his film “Searching”, and early jazz innovator Buddy Bolden, the posthumous recipient of the AAFCA Pioneer Award and subject of Daniel Pritzker long-awaited biopic, “Bolden,” also joins the  list of previously announced recipients, including Netflix’s Tengo Nagenda and HBO’s Kelly Edwards.

“I am thrilled that AAFCA is honoring Jason, the legendary Quincy Jones, jazz pioneer Bolden and the other great creatives, in front of and behind the camera, that continue to make our industry and our world great,” shared AAFCA Co-founder and CEO Gil Robertson.

AAFCA Special Achievement Awards will be distributed over two signature ceremonies. Six awards to honorees, including Buddy Bolden and the film “Crazy Rich Asians”, will be presented on February 2 at the California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey. Quincy Jones and Jason Blum alongside AAFCA Best Picture winner “Black Panther”will be honored at the 10thAnnual AAFCA Awards on February 6 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

“Selecting ‘Black Panther’ as the year’s best film was a no-brainer,” says AAFCA co-founder Shawn Edwards

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