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Image Awards honor black achievement in Hollywood

PASADENA — Actor Michael B. Jordan was honored as Entertainer of the Year and as Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in “Creed” at the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards Feb. 5.

Anthony Anderson, star of the ABC sitcom “Black-ish” hosted the show, and was honored as the Outstanding Actor in a Television Comedy Series.

The awards honor the achievements of African Americans in television, music, literature and film. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attended. The couple is boycotting this year’s Academy Awards due to a lack of diversity and sparked a movement known as #OscarsSoWhite.

Stars took to their social media accounts to not only show off their fashions but to support fellow actors on their victories. Kerry Washington posted a picture with Jordan saying his win was “so deserved.”

Singer-songwriter John Legend received the President Award.

Other award winners included” Outstanding Television Comedy Series, “Black-ish;” Outstanding Actress in a Television Comedy Series, Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish;” Outstanding Television Drama Series,  “Empire;” Outstanding Actor in a Television Drama Series, Terrence Howard; “Empire;” and Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama Series, Taraji P. Henson; “Empire.”

More television winners included: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Mike Epps;  “Survivor’s Remorse,” Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Marsai Martin; “Black-ish;” Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Joe Morton; “Scandal;” Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Regina King; “American Crime;” Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special; “The Wiz Live!;” Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini- Series, or Dramatic Special, David Alan Grier; “The Wiz Live!;” and Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini- Series, or Dramatic Special, Queen Latifah; “Bessie”

More television awards included: Outstanding Talk Series, “The Talk;” Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series, “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s;” Outstanding Variety (Series or Special), “Family Feud;” Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special), Individual or Ensemble; Steve Harvey; “Family Feud;” Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, Don Cheadle, “House of Lies;” “The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule” and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, John Ridley, “American Crime,” Episode 1

Movie award winners included: Outstanding Motion Picture, “Straight Outta Compton,” Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Sanaa Lathan; “The Perfect Guy;” Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television), Dee Rees; “Bessie;” Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film), Ryan Coogler, “Creed;” Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film), Loretta Devine, “Doc McStuffins;” Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, O’Shea Jackson Jr., “Straight Outta Compton;” Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Phylicia Rashad, “Creed;” and Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, “Beasts of No Nation.”

 

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