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AFI Movie Club: AKEELAH AND THE BEE

A director on the AFI Board of Trustees, Todd Wagner and his 2929 Productions helped produce the inspiring tale of AKEELAH AND THE BEE (2006), which stars Academy Award®- and Emmy®-nominated actress Angela Bassett alongside Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Laurence Fishburne (her third collaboration with him) and Keke Palmer.

On October 9, 2021, AFI will confer an Honorary Degree on Academy Award®- and Emmy®-nominated actress and producer Angela Bassett in recognition of her contributions to the art of the moving image. Since 2019, Bassett has received her fifth, sixth and seventh career Emmy® Award nominations, including two in the category of Outstanding Narrator for her work on the documentaries THE FLOOD (2019) and THE IMAGINEERING STORY (2020), and a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW (2020). Bassett garnered critical acclaim, a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Best Actress Academy Award® for her spectacular portrayal of legendary singer Tina Turner in the feature film WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT. Recently, she co-starred in the blockbuster films BLACK PANTHER and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT. This past summer, she starred in the action-adventure film GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE. 

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Comments (1)

Aaron Cohen

Since the pandemic began, I have loved this club and always read the entries. If you would, please put the release year in parenthesis for each entry. That would be helpful. You do sometimes, but it is not consistent. Otherwise, this rocks!


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