Diversity Awards honors Ruby Dee

Prince-Bythewood, English also receive nods

Ruby Dee received a lifetime achievement award, Gina Prince-Bythewood the Visionary Award and Diane English the adapted screenplay nod for “The Women” at the 16th annual Diversity Awards, held Sunday at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Other winners included A&E’s “The Cleaner” for most compelling TV drama and “Saving Grace” for favorite TV drama. Bravo received the nod for diverse programming network.

Awards, hosted by Fox 11/My 13 news anchor Laura Sanchez and thesp James R. Black (“The Starter Wife”), was preceded by a celebrity VIP silent auction and reception that benefited the Educational Development Scholarship Fund of the Multicultural Motion Picture Assn., which presents the kudos.

The Diversity Awards honor contributions to diverse and thought-provoking stories in film and television.

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