FIRST EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: All Def Movie Awards Black Carpet and Backstage
ABOUT THE ALL DEF MOVIE AWARDS
“The All Def Movie Awards are meant to fill a generational and cultural void — just as the MTV Movie Awards did,” said Sanjay Sharma, President and CEO of ADD. “FUSION is the perfect partner to celebrate the uncelebrated, and use comedy to encourage honest dialogue and action.”
The All Def Movie Awards celebrate the year’s best films in categories that are both traditional and light-hearted. Members of the public voted on two categories, which included Best Picture contenders BEASTS OF NO NATION, CHI-RAQ, CONCUSSION, CREED, DOPE and STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. Other awards during the show will honor Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director as well as Best Bad Muh F**ka and other often overlooked categories, such as Best Helpful White Person and Best Black Survivor in a Movie. Legendary actor and recording artist Will Smith will be recognized with the ADMA’s first Lifetime Achievement Award, and writer, producer, director and social activist Norman Lear will receive the Vanguard Award for his enduring contributions to entertainment that helped foster an essential dialogue about race and race relations. Tony Rock hosts the special which features celebrity guests including Tyrese Gibson, Nick Cannon, Terry Crews, Marlon Wayans, Vivica A. Fox, King Bach, Sannaa Lathan, Regina Hall, Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Gary Owen, and Jerrod Carmichael, among others.
A little bit ago the first ever All Def Movie Awards sponsored by CROSS Pens, ADD, Fusion, Ciroc and Celsius finished and here are the first exclusive photos from the black carpet and backstage.
Exclusive Photos Here.
The celebrities stopped to Make their Mark with CROSS Pens to help raise funds for #FlintKids. Later the signed poster will be auctioned to raise funds for the relief efforts.
It was a deep list of celebrities showing up to show their support (especially in the wake of #OscarSoWhite) such as:
Russell Simmons, Robin Thicke, Tony Rock, Snoop Dogg, Amber Rose, Marlon Wayans, Ice Cube, Nick Cannon, Tyrese Gibson, JB Smoove, Cassie, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Quincy Brown, Nicole Arbour, Wade Wilson, Desreta Jackson, Robert Townsend, Donny Jackson, Gary “Big Hands” Johnson, Tami Roman, Mike Epps, Andre Harrell, and more.
The award show will be a great night for the movie industry.