The New Edition Miniseries and This Is Us Score Big at the Black Reel Awards for Television

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The BET miniseries wins 5 Awards; This Is Us Takes Home 4; Atlanta Wins Outstanding Comedy Series

The biopic of five boys from Boston, The New Edition Story, dominated the 1st Annual Black Reel Awards for Television (BRATs) leading the field with five wins, including Outstanding TV Movie/Limited Series. The tumultuous story of their three-decade relationship resonated with voters making the miniseries one the evening’s big winners.

In addition to winning the top prize in the TV Movie/Limited series category, the miniseries also received dual acting wins for Woody McClain (Outstanding Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series) and Wood Harris (Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series), who were recognized from the talented ensemble.

The freshman breakthrough NBC drama, This Is Us, captured four wins, including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series prize. In addition to the taking home the top drama prize, the emotional drama also garnered dual acting awards for both Sterling K. Brown (Outstanding Actor, Drama Series) and Ron Cephus Jones (Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series). Four-time Black Reel Award nominee George Tillman, Jr. took home his first Black Reel Award for Outstanding Directing, Drama Series for the episode, “I Call Marriage.”

On the comedy side, Donald Glover and his creative team had a great night as well as the critically-acclaimed FX series, Atlanta, took home three awards, including the inaugural Black Reel Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. Glover also nabbed the Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series for “B.A.N.”

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