NAACP Image Awards support #TimesUp and encourage voting

Cheryl Sanders
January 16, 2018

The Selma director was the only non-entertainer to be nominated for the coveted prize, as DuVernay faced off against heavyweights like Jay-Z, Issa Rae, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper and Bruno Mars.

Naturally, some of your favorites, like Ava DuVernay and the cast of Black-ish and Get Out, walked away with awards last night.

DuVernay humbly announced upon accepting her award "I'm a director!" "We can say we were here when all this gorgeous art was happening, and that we supported it - that we lifted each other up, that we did as Dr. King said we would do: Live the dream".

Girls Trip took home the Outstanding Motion Picture accolade, beating frontrunner Get Out for the honour.

"Sisters, especially the ones from Haiti and Africa, we love you as your brothers", he said.

The results are in for this year's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards which was hosted by Anthony Anderson last night.

Barris' show "black-ish" was the night's big victor.

Halle glowed on the red carpet Monday in Pasadena in a sheer dress that showed off what appeared to be the actress going commando.

Empire star Taraji P. Henson won the equivalent actress gong in the drama category, while the actor award went to Power's Omari Hardwick.

He said afterwards: "I don't think you're allowed to beat Denzel Washington in acting competitions". I pray we can find more ways to come together this year and get closer to living HIS DREAM! "Thank you so much for letting us be seen". Common and Andra Day are scheduled to perform, and Danny Glover will receive the "President's Award", which recognizes special achievement and distinguished public service.

Glover was recognized for his professional and philanthropic contributions, particularly his work with the United Nations and his advocacy for labor unions.

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