The African American Film Critics Association will honor Boyz N The Hood and New Jack City at its annual awards ceremony February 10 in Hollywood, California, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Both films celebrate their 25th anniversary next year (2016) and the AAFCA will theme the awards ceremony a “Celebration of Hip Hop Cinema.”
“Hip Hop has had a global impact on pop culture and influenced millions around the world,” AAFCA president and co-founder Gil Robertson says, “and its impact on Hollywood has been a major game-changer in front of and behind the camera and at box office.”
At the awards, Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton will receive a 2016 AAFCA Special Achievement Award.
Ice Cube made his acting debut in Boyz N The Hood. The film stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a young man who moves to South Central Los Angeles to live with his strict father. He battles with peer pressure from his friends, played by Cube and Morris Chestnut, who lead the opposite lives of a drug dealer and a college football recruit.
New Jack City features Ice T as an undercover cop who infiltrates a drug ring ran by Nino Brown, played by Wesley Snipes.
The AAFCA was established in 2003 as a platform for movies that relate to the African American population, feature African American actors and actresses, and are created by African American filmmakers.The association also seeks to provide opportunities and support for young journalists and film critics.