Taraji, Denzel, Viola & More Win Top Honors At 2017 NAACP Image Awards
The 2017 NAACP Image Awards celebrated the best in black film, music, and television Saturday night. And there were some big winners.
Denzel Washington and his Fences co-star Viola Davis both took home awards for Outstanding actor and Outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture … and Washington received a standing ovation for his moving acceptance speech.
Meanwhile Hidden Figures won Outstanding Motion Picture with Taraji P. Henson winning outstanding actress for her work in the film, and for her role as Cookie Lyons on Empire.
In the TV category, Sterling K. Brown, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross all took home trophies for their outstanding TV portrayals, while Black-ish won Outstanding Comedy series and Queen Sugar won Outstanding Drama series.
On Friday tons more of awards were handed out during the non-televised event. Among them were Beyonce who dominated the music categories with five wins, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album for Lemonade.
In the film realm, Moonlight ran away with four awards including Outstanding Independent Motion Picture and two writing and directing wins for Barry Jenkins.
Click here for a complete list of winners.