2005 Black Movie Awards
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Film Life's 2005 Black Movie Awards was hosted by Cedric "The Entertainer" and honored the best in Black cinema, both in front of and behind the camera - - past, present and future. Broadcast on the TNT cable channel, executive producers were Jeff Friday, CEO of Film Life and Suzanne de Passe, CEO of de Passe Entertainment.
Sidney Poitier received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award and the Color Purple was inducted into the Black Movie Awards Classic Cinema Hall of Fame. The ceremony was taped at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 9.