July 6-8 at the Ernest n. Morial Convention Center
*In alphabetical order
George Tillman, Jr. – Jenn Lyon – Joseph Sikora – Kiki Layne – Lena Waithe
Marsai Martin – Miles Brown – Naturi Naughton – Ne-Yo – Niecy Nash
Regina Hall – Regina King – Rotimi – Russell Hornsby – Ruth Carter
Stephan James – Sybrina Fulton – Symone Sanders – Tracy Martin
Woody McClain – Y’lan Noel – Yvonne Orji
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