ABFF Honors Style: Erica Ash, Elise Neal, Melyssa Ford and more

The Royale Report took in all the style and fashion on display at the 4th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors gala.

Celebrating Black culture and artists who have made distinguished contributions to the entertainment industry through their work or as champions of diversity and inclusion in Hollywood, ABFF Honors tapped Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Just Mercy,” “Django Unchained”) for the prestigious “Excellence in the Arts” Award. Foxx’s “Django Unchained” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio made a surprise appearance to deliver the tribute to Foxx.

Additional honorees from the night, hosted by Deon Cole (“Black-ish”), included Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (“Watchmen,” “An Officer and a Gentleman”) with the Hollywood Legacy Award presented by CCH Pounder; EmmyⓇ Award winning producer, writer, and actress, Lena Waithe (“The Chi,” “Boomerang,” “Queen & Slim”) with the prestigious Industry Renaissance Award presented by Justin Simien and Melina M, Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”) with the Rising Star Award presented by Tiffany Haddish and “The Wire” with the Classic Television Award presented by Chris Spencer. Just Mercy was also recognized as “Movie of the Year,” which was presented by ABFF General Manager, Nicole Friday and special guest Morgan Freeman.

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