Will Smith did not walk the red carpet for this event, the African-American Film Critics Association Awards, and I can’t say that I blame him. He’s gonna have to do it again eventually, presumably, but why not sort of ease yourself back into the swing of things. Also afoot here: Angela Bassett and Courtney B Vance are THE CUTEST, and Viola Davis looks like a vacation.

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