CHICAGO PD Star LaRoyce Hawkins to Emcee 2017 BMAs

CHICAGO PD Star LaRoyce Hawkins to Emcee 2017 BMAs

LaRoyce Hawkins, star of CHICAGO P.D., will Emcee the 2017 Best of the Midwest Awards tonight, the Midwest Independent Film Festival announced today.

The BMAs celebrate the finest in Midwest filmmaking, selected from an exceptional slate of films screened throughout the year at the Midwest Independent Film Festival. The BMA celebration will take place at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark Street in Chicago.

Leading this group of outstanding nominees are the films THE VIEW FROM TALL, directed by Erica Weiss & Caitlin Parrish, SIGNATURE MOVE, directed by Jennifer Reeder, and TANYA, a stunning directorial debut by Monica Raymund (CHICAGO FIRE). Other special guests from the Midwest filmmaking community are slated to attend; a full list can be found here.

Tickets are $25; proceeds anchor the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s 2018 operating budget. The evening's festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a Red Carpet and Cocktail Reception. The awards show will begin at 8 p.m. and an after party will be held at 9 p.m. in the Century Bar.

Special drink pricing is available to BMA ticket holders. Creative cocktail attire is encouraged. Limited tickets are available here.