Angelique Jackson Ballet dancer turned producer Misty Copeland, director, writer and producer George C. Wolfe and newly-minted Academy Award nominee Jeffrey Wright are set to receive special honors at this year’s AAFCA Awards.
Roy Wood Jr. — the comedian, writer and producer, best known for his work as correspondent and guest host of “The Daily Show” — returns to emcee the ceremony for a second consecutive year.
The 15th annual award show will be held Feb. 21 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. During the ceremony, Copeland will receive the Innovator Award, presented by Nissan, which recognizes individuals who have made important and innovative contributions to film and beyond.
Copeland shattered barriers in 2015, becoming the first Black woman to be promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre in the company’s 75-year history.Read more on variety.com