How Tom Cruise Inspired the American Film Awards®

January 28 01:09 2022

LOS ANGELES, California – In 2003, Tom Cruise starred in The Last Samurai, there was a huge buzz in Hollywood that Tom Cruise would get the best actor honor at the Oscars®. That didn’t happen but at that same time an unknown Actor/Director, Frank Ezenekwe got inspired after he overheard a group men arguing in a restaurant in Hollywood. Essentially they said that Tom Cruise will not will the Academy Awards. In fact, someone also said that he would never win it and that’s what triggered Frank to find a solution to this problem of exclusion in Hollywood.

They’re many reasons why many filmmakers never get honored by Hollywood, sometimes its political and other times it’s just plain wrong and un-American. “It took me while to come to terms that Hollywood could discriminate against TC”, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen a bad ending. Blacks in Hollywood seldom get invited to the party and boycotting awards makes no sense, we’ve been through #Oscarsowhite and the MeToo movement but now we have the American Film Awards®, inclusive, modern and true.

It’s really about great films and the people who make them, everything else is noise. You will not see more than 10 great films every year, these are the films we celebrate and you are all invited to the show. From Bollywood to Nollywood and Hollywood, we invite you to the 16th annual American Film Awards® on Tuesday the 22nd of February, 2022 at The Regal Cinemas, LA Live, in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are available at theAfas.com

“I truly have God and Tom Cruise to thank for inspiring and manifesting the American Film Awards®.”

These are the 30 categories of the AFA’s:

BEST ACTION FILM

BEST DRAMATIC FILM

BEST ROMANTIC FILM

BEST COMEDY

BEST HORROR FILM

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM

BEST ANIMATED FILM

BEST SHORT FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

BEST ACTRESS

BEST ACTOR

​BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST FILM EDITING

BEST SOUNDTRACK

​BEST LATINO FILM

BEST BLACK FILM

BEST ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLAND FILM

BEST NOLLYWOOD FILM

BEST BOLLYWOOD FILM

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

BEST PRODUCTION COMPANY/STUDIO

​BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR

BREAKTHROUGH ACTRESS

BREAKTHROUGH WRITER

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR

BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER

BREAKTHROUGH FILM

​BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR* (10 Best Films of the Year)

Company Description

The American Film Awards® was created in 2007 by Dr. Frank Ezenekwe in Los Angeles, CA. They’re unique because their award categories include original awards like Best Action Film, Best Dramatic Film, Best Comedy. Best Horror Film etc. It’s an annual show that’s hosted in Los Angeles at LA Live and part of the show features the Hollywood Signature, an award for innovators and creatives outside the film Industry. We believe that Film is the purest form of cinematic expression but it’s not the only form of expression. With the explosion of artificial intelligence, social media in our world today, the American Film Awards® is open to awarding cinematic expressions in the Metaverse, virtual reality, block chains, smart contracts and crypto.

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