The 8th Annual Television Academy Honors at Montage Beverly Hills was held yesterday where the cast of Black-ish accepted an honor. See photos inside…
Yesterday, The 8th Annual Television Academy Honors were held at the Montage Beverly Hills. And our newest fave tv family was front and center:
Tracee Ellis Ross was among the celebs in attendance as her hit ABC series “Black-ish” was honored as one of six programs that have used their influence to cause cultural shifts.
Speaking of cultural shifts, in the latest issue of THR, Tracee shares the cover with several powerful women of Hollywood whom all opened up about expectations and limitation often places on actresses. During one candid moment, Dr. Ross (she received an honorary doctorate from Brown University) shared her thoughts on women knowing their worth.
“I was raised by a woman [singer Diana Ross] who has high standards for what she’s worth, which has been called ‘diva behavior.’ I have witnessed flagrant, disgusting behavior, and that is not my mother. There is a way to be a woman, ask for what we deserve and be able to negotiate.”
Tracee’s co-star Yara Shahidi came out to share the show’s honor with the cast. The YBF chick is also flossing her modeling skills lately. The talented teen recently signed on as the face of cousin Destiny Jones’s lip gloss line Lipmatic. Check out their photoshoot here.
Miles Brown is about to steal the crown as Hollywood’s most adorable child actor. He always looks like he’s stepped straight out of a GAP Kids ad.
Rounding out the cast, actors Marsai Martin and Marcus Scribner were also on hand to celebrate the show’s success and honor.
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, shown above with wife Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris, accepted the show’s honor on behalf of the cast. The show was recognized for taking on child discipline methods in the episode ‘Crime and Punishment.’
Kenya, who created the show based on his own life and experiences, opened up about the episode (and how it showcased a cultural shift) during a post-awards show interview saying,
‘We had to tell it (the story) because I do think there’s a general — whether it’s apocryphal or not — notion that black families spank, and I wanted to talk about it,’
Kenya revealed that 11 of the show’s 12 writers admitted to being spanked as kids but none of them spank their children. “That was kind of the basis for how we got an interesting story out of it,” he revealed.
Congrats to the cast on their honor!
Photos via WENN