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Black Movie Awards

The Black Movie Awards (BMAs) is an annual ceremony held to recognize achievements of film actors of African descent and to honor films that stand out in their portrayal of Black experience.[1] Founded in 1997, with an inaugural event at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF),[2] it has been televised several times since 2005, including the 2005 ceremony hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, which was aired on Turner Network Television[3] and the 2006 ceremony hosted by Tyler Perry.[4]

Black Movie Awards
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country United States
First awarded 1997

The American Black Film Festival was formerly named the Black Movie Awards.[5]

BMA Rules & EligibilityEdit

For the rules, see [1]


  1. ^ Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. pp. 32–35. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Founder". ABFF. Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2005 Black Movie Awards". NPR. October 18, 2005. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Tyler Perry to Host Film life's 2006 Black Movie Awards". Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American Black Film Festival Picks Up Where Oscars Left Off". Black Enterprise. January 22, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2017.