- who has wowed audiences with such blockbuster movies as Diary of a Mad Black Woman
and Madea's Family Reunion
, as well as the popular syndicated series "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" - has signed on to host Film Life's 2006 “Black Movie Awards - A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present & Future,” presented by TNT.
The gala awards show, which launched on TNT last year, recognizes creative achievement by persons of African descent in feature-length motion pictures, both in front of and behind the camera, and honors outstanding films portraying the Black experience.
This year's top award nominees include Akeelah & the Bee
, each of which earned four nominations, including Outstanding Motion Picture of the Year, and Inside Man
, "Madea's Family Reunion," Something New
and Waist Deep
, each of which earned three nominations.
Film Life's 2006 Black Movie Awards, will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively onTNT.