MOVIE OF THE YEAR

Presented to the most outstanding narrative feature film of 2017 directed by or featuring a person of African descent in the leading role. To qualify for consideration, the film must have had have had a U.S. theatrical release, or broadcast premiere on a cable television or streaming platform during the 2017 calendar year.

TELEVISION SHOW OF THE YEAR (COMEDY)

Presented to the most outstanding scripted television series (comedy) of 2017 created by or featuring a person of African descent in the leading role. To qualify for consideration, the series must have had a U.S. television premiere on broadcast, basic, or premium cable, digital delivery and pay-per-view cable or pay-per-view digital delivery during the 2017 calendar year.

TELEVISION SHOW OF THE YEAR (DRAMA)

Presented to the most outstanding scripted television series (drama) of 2017 created by or featuring a person of African descent in the leading role. To qualify for consideration, the series must have had a U.S. television premiere on broadcast, basic, or premium cable, digital delivery and pay-per-view cable or pay-per-view digital delivery during the 2017 calendar year.