NAACP Image Awards more like a steady stream

02/24/2014 4:05 pm0 commentsViews: 14

A landmark year for Black filmmaking meant that it was a tight race for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards. Saturday night’s broadcast felt

Photo by Marty Cotwright Lupita Nyong'o, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (12 Years A Slave.)

Photo by Marty Cotwright
Lupita Nyong’o, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (12 Years A Slave.)

of acknowledgements across the board instead of the predicted clean sweep.

But at the end of the day Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” would be crowned the big winner thanks to a writing award for John Ridley, directing award for McQueen, supporting actress award for Lupita Nyong’o and outstanding film award.

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” — which has been essentially snubbed during the mainstream movie award season — earned an outstanding actor award for Forest Whitaker (who was also bestowed with a Humanitarian Award) and an outstanding supporting actor award for David Oyelowo.

Kevin Hart was another big winner Saturday night. He took home entertainer of the year, outstanding actor in a comedy series, and outstanding comedy series for “Real Husbands of Hollywood.”

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