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Trumpet Awards

Trumpet Awards

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  • Network: tbs
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
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    Created by Xernona Clayton 
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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1993, the Trumpet Awards Foundation has celebrated African-American achievement in diverse fields such as law, religion, politics, public service, sports and entertainment. Created by TBS corporate vice president of urban affairs, Xernona Clayton, as a Black History Month tribute to herald the accomplishments of Black Americans and others who have enhanced the quality of life for all Americans, the awards' name was taken from Martin Luther King Jr.'s phrase "trumpet of conscience."
The 30th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS premiered on Sunday, June 19, 2021 from 7-9pm ET/PT on Bounce TV and ION television. Produced by Magic Lemonade Production Company, the event -- which was rescheduled from January because of COVID-19 -- took place on April 23, 2022, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards honor:

- Courtney B. Vance (Excellence in Entertainment Award): Vance's debut in "Hamburger Hill" launched a prolific cinematic career that includes "The Hunt for Red October," "The Preacher's Wife" and "The Adventures of Huck Finn." His work in television includes "The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story" for which he won an Emmy, Critics Choice and NAACP Image award.

- Stan Lathan (Living Legend Award): Lathan launched HBO's groundbreaking "Def Comedy Jam," produced and directed comedy specials featuring Dave Chapelle, Cedric The Entertainer and much more in his storied career.

- Zaila Avant-garde (Rising Star Award): The Louisiana native was the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner and the first Black American to win the academic competition. She also holds three basketball-related Guinness World Records.

- Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff (Xernona Clayton Award of Distinction): The senators from Georgia will be honored with this award, named after the founder of the Trumpet Awards, for succeeding against immense odds, fighting for change, and working to improve the lives of all. Warnock has served as senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta for over 15 years (the former pulpit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). Ossoff was mentored by civil rights legend and former Trumpet Award honoree Congressman John Lewis.

- Princess Sarah Culberson (Impact Award): This award is given for demonstrating tremendous vision, leadership and innovation that has led to a positive impact on the community. Culberson and her brother founded the non-profit Sierra Leone Rising, which distributed aid during the 2014 Ebola outbreak and 2020's COVID-19 crisis and continues to raise funds for community growth.

Among the special guests paying tribute to this year's honorees are Wendell Pierce, Sanaa Lathan, JB Smoove and Tamron Hall. Musical performers include Tank, PJ Morton, Avery Wilson and more.


Other Titles

  • Title for 2020: The Bounce Trumpet Awards: Stand Up

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Central City Productions


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