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August 31st, 2006 3:03pm EDT
Tyler PerryTyler Perry - 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 and ATL, 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.