Colman Domingo Will Accept Inaugural Chadwick Boseman Vanguard Award


by Paulina Isaac

December 6, 2023

Colman Domingo is a special honoree at the 2024 Black Reel Awards!

The actor will receive a prize named after the late Chadwick Boseman. The annual awards show celebrates the excellence of African Americans and the cinematic achievements of the African diaspora in the global entertainment industry, as assessed by the Foundation for the Augmentation of African Americans in Film’s (FAAAF) voting membership. The 24th annual Black Reel Awards will be air on January 16, 2024. This year’s film and TV honors ceremonies will be combined in a temporary change due to the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Domingo is a two-time Black Reel Award winner and will accept the inaugural Chadwick Boseman Vanguard award for his performances in Rustin and The Color Purple. The Vanguard Award was first awarded in 2004, and has been renamed in honor of the late Boseman as a way to “immortalize both the recipient and memory of one of the most prolific actors of the African-American community,” a press release explained, according to Variety.


“I am pleased to salute the lifelong accomplishments of our 2024 honorees,” stated Black Reel Award founder and CEO Tim Gordon. “However, I am most proud that our organization has taken the opportunity to honor the legacy left behind by a talent that seemed to be overlooked by others, Chadwick Boseman. The inclusion of his name along with the introduction of the Diahann Carroll award gives me great joy.”

(Cover photo: Colman Domingo/Photo by DFree)

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