I just won My first award as and adult in the media field. I was nominated for two awards! A first for me! It was for my former show Breaking Into with James Lott Jr on Black Hollywood Live. the judges after two rounds nominated me for Best Host and Best News Entertainment Show Recorded or Live! I was estatic! I ended the show earlier this year after 4 great years on the air!
What made it even more special was it was for a new and exciting and inclusive to people of color award show , the Capital City Web Awards!
They were held at the Arc Theatre in Washington DC. I didn’t think I was going to win but that didn’t matter, I wanted to be a part of this historic occasion! Also they asked me to co present the Lead Actress category!
After a hard travel experience of almost not making it, I was there! The best host category was the first of the night. It was a trip hearing my name! I lost. I got to feel what that was like. I wasn’t upset, it went to great people. I wasn’t surprised. It was all good. I was able to relax.
Six awards later my other catergory was up. I assumed the winner would be the show of the host winners. My bow tie was hanging off me, I was relaxed in my seat .
Then they said “The award goes to …Breaking Into with James Lott Jr”
I was shocked to say the least! And apparently my speech was the hit of the night! It came from my heart!!
Thank you Anthony Anderson and crew for making a dream realized for me after 12 years in the biz and at age 50!
So now I have the full experience of an awards show!!