2024 Award Winners

Best Narrative Feature

Presented by Walmart

“Peripheral” – Directed by Sulayman Tahir, written by Tahir and Jordan Tortorello

Director: Sulayman Tahir | Writer: Sulayman Tahir, Jordan Tortorello | Producer: Jordan Tortorello, Dallas Hart, Chris Tortorello | Cast: Andria B. Langston, Patrick Walker, Patricia Mizen, D’Kia Anderson, Sami Tortorello

Best Director

Presented by Cadillac

Coke Daniels – “The Waterboyz”

Director: Coke Daniels | Writer: Coke Daniels | Producer: Coke Daniels, Errol Sadler, Dolapo Erinkitola, Cameron S Mitchell, Brian Sher, Coach K, Pee Thomas, Ben Crump, Tirrell D Whitley. | Cast: Akil McDowell, Alani “La La” Anthony, Quavo Omar Dorsey, Rockmond Dunbar

HBO® Short Film Award Showcase

Presented by HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery

“Chocolate With Sprinkles” – Written and Directed by Huriyyah Muhammad

Director: Huriyyah Muhammad | Writer: Huriyyah Muhammad | Producer: Okema T. Moore, Yha Mourhia Wright, Cole Sanchez | Cast: Reno Wilson, Keisha Thompson, Camron Jones, Lillian Gilbert

Best Documentary Feature

“Train: The Dick Night Tran Lane Story” – Directed by Eric “Ptah” Herbert

Director: Eric “Ptah” Herbert | Producer: Carlos Mendez, Jennifer Karsting, Richard Lane Jr, Richard Walker, Eric “Ptah” Herbert, Mack Tompkins, Andre Mitchell, Devin Mitchell | Cast: Eric Dickerson, Ray Lewis, Warren Moon, Dick Lebeau, Rod Woodson, Dick Butkus, Leigh Steinberg, Ct Fletcher, Guy Torry, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Henry Leverette

Best Series

Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal’s Black Experience on Xfinity

“Unsolicited” – Written by Barshea Lowery, produced by Lowery, Aysia Moore and Chazitear Martin

Director: Chazitear Martin | Writer: Barshea Lowery | Producer: Barshea Lowery, Aysia Moorer, Chazitear Martin | Cast: Barshea Lowery, Seth Dousman, Aysia Moore, Shayla Love, Terrill Patterson, Todd Anthony Manaigo, Schwanda Winston, Caroline Avery Granger, Mac Wells, Brandon Dunn

Best Actor

Presented by Ally Financial

Vince Washington – “Young King”