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The 26th Family Film and TV Awards Broadcasted on CBS During Prime Time

The Family Film and TV Awards Video January 27, 2024 – The 26th Annual Family Film and TV Awards were broadcast on CBS during prime time and hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila and Amanda Kloots of the TV show The Talk. Originally produced by Dick Clark and aired on CBS in 1996, the Family Film and TV Awards honor and recognize the value of family entertainment. The highlights included Margot Robbie winning Best Actress for her starring role in hit movie Barbie, and Cedric the Entertainer winning Best Actor for his role in the sitcom TV show, The Neighborhood. The Icon Award went to legendary actor Beau Bridges, winner of Emmy, Golden Globe, and Grammy awards, presented by actor Ernie Hudson. The night also featured a performance by multi-platinum singer/songwriter Andy Grammer.



Hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila and Amanda Kloots of the TV show "The Talk" Credit: Courtesy Family Film and TV Awards


With appearances by Margot Robbie (Barbie), America Ferrera (Barbie), Adam Sandler (Leo and You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah), Drew Carey (The Price Is Right), The D’Amelio Family (Marc, Heidi, Dixie, and Charli), Candace Cameron Bure (Full House), Billy Gardell and Folákẹ́ Olowofoyeku (Bob Hearts Abishola), Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood), Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood), Cristo Fernández (Ted Lasso), Kel Mitchell (Good Burger 2), Corey Feldman (The Goonies), Laura Marano (Choose Love), Reginald VelJohnson (Family Matters), Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Micah Abbey (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem), Colin Ford and Randy Houser (The Hill), Tony Gonzalez (Former NFL star, Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee), and more.



Actress Margot Robbie, star of the hit movie "Barbie"



Cedric the Entertainer and the cast of "The Neighborhood"


Today, with the changes in the media environment and audience's film viewing habits, the Family Film and TV Awards broadened the scope of awards to include television and online platforms, keeping pace with the times. David McKenzie, executive producer of Associated Television International (ATI), the producers of the Family Film and TV Awards, said in a statement ahead of the telecast: "Recognizing and celebrating films with universal appeal and suitable for all ages, audience content has always been a core principle for us as producers of this esteemed awards show."


There are many others behind the scenes that helped make the show this happen this year, including Dr. Jeannie Yi, co-producer of the Family Film and TV Awards, who worked hard for the past three years to attract a global following and expand the show to be an international and diverse cultural event.


Patrick, president of PopStar!, Dr. Jeannie Yi, co-producer of the Family Film and TV Awards, David McKenzie, executive producer of the Family Film and TV Awards, and Olympia Gellini, founder of the Family Film and TV Awards


The show was taped on January 12th, and invited guests included TV host Joey Zhou, founder of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA), Dr. Lingyun Xiang, international economist, Tina Liu, film investor/producer, and Kim Holland, producer. There was another event on January 27th to celebrate the broadcasting of the show at the Universal Hilton Hotel.



TV host Joey Zhou and David McKenzie


Jacky Zhang is a well-known investor who has successfully invested in dozens of listed companies, and is well aware of the key role of the Family Film and TV Awards in promoting cultural exchanges between China and the United States. At the movie viewing celebration on January 27, he accurately pointed out: "The American film industry has rich experience in technology, production and market operations, while Chinese films have a profound foundation in traditional culture, historical stories and national characteristics. Through the Family Film and TV Awards is a platform where Chinese and American filmmakers can achieve in-depth exchanges, learning and cooperation, thereby creating films with more global appeal."



Jacky Zhang and Dr. Jeannie Yi


The CBS broadcast included a special segment honoring  U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program with the Humanitarian Award presented to Lieutenant General James B. Laster (USMC retired), CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and Major General Len Anderson IV (USMC), for their year-round efforts aiding families in need across the United States.


TV host Joey Zhou



About Akbar Gbajabiamila

Akbar Gbajabiamila is a television host and former NFL player. He serves as host of THE TALK, CBS' Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show that examines topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of five hosts, alongside Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.


About Amanda Kloots

An Ohio native, Amanda Kloots brings her infectious and inspirational attitude to everything that she does. She serves as host of THE TALK, CBS' Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show highlighting current events, pop culture, family, celebrity and trending topics of the day through the eyes of four hosts, alongside Akbar Gbajabiamila, Natalie Morales, Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.











The Beverly Arts is sponsored by The Beverly Arts Foundation


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