Halle Berry Delivers Moving Speech During Celebration of Black Cinema: ‘Stop Letting Awards Measure Our Worth’

The Critics Choice Association held its fourth annual Celebration of Black Cinema and Television during an in-person ceremony on Monday evening at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, which will be the new home to the Critics Choice Awards on Jan.

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Hosted by Emmy winner Niecy Nash, some of the honorees included Jennifer Hudson from “Respect” (MGM/United Artists Releasing), Ruth Negga from “Passing” (Netflix) and the cast of Jeymes Samuel’s “The Harder They Fall” (Netflix).Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Taraji P.

Henson presented Halle Berry with the career achievement award to close the evening out, with Berry delivering a tearful and moving speech.

“When I started 30 years ago, there weren’t rooms like this where I could go and feel affirmed or esteemed,” she said.

“I was often alone.

I was one of the few Black people in a room, searching to find my value, searching to find my worth.

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