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Oscar-nominated actress ALFRE WOODARD will receive inaugural CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at 4th annual Toronto Black Film Festival #TBFF16  

Followed by the International Premiere of Ben Bowman’s KNUCKLEHEAD + Q&A 

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9PM at Jackman Hall – Art Gallery of Ontario

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Award-winning actor Alfre Woodard (12 Years A Slave, Steel Magnolias) will receive the 2016 Toronto Black Film Festival’s inaugural CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9PM at Jackman Hall – Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West). #TBFF16, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global News in collaboration with TD Bank, is thrilled to grant her this prestigious award in recognition of her legendary body of work.

Woodard has won four Emmys, three SAG Awards, one Golden Globe, two Independent Spirit Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award™ for her role in Cross Creek.

Read Alfre Woodard biographical notes here.

“Alfre Woodard is an exceptionally talented, accomplished actress,” said Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of TBFF. “In a year when everyone’s talking about the film industry’s habit of not celebrating black talent, we are proud to honour a true trailblazer.

As part of 2016’s TD Black History Month Series, the award ceremony will precede the International Premiere of the film Knucklehead, by Ben Bowman – also starring Woodard. Following the film screening, audience members will get a chance to participate in a Q&A session with the famed actress, the film director and lead actor Gbenga Akinnagbe.

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