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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.

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Katt Williams Is Ready For His Comeback: “My Only Goal Is Getting Better”



Katt Williams is ready for his triumphant return!

After a series of arrests and bizarre incidents in 2016 that seemed to overshadow his public persona, Williams told HipHollywood he’s getting back to work and putting his personal issues behind him.

“Remember none of those things have ever been about work,” he said when asked if he hopes his new projects will overshadow his past missteps. “It’s more about having to deal with situations that are purposely thrown in your direction, and so I’ve been successful in the fact that I’m not nearly as good as I’m going to be,” he explained.

But if you’re thinking the 46-year-old comedian is in denial about his issues, he says absolutely not.

“I’m not one of those people that doesn’t recognize he’s stumbled,” he asserts. “I embrace the stumble because I know I’m going to come back faster than before, so my only goal is getting better at all points.”

And with six projects slated for release including the comedy, Father Figure with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, Williams appears to be back on the right track.

“I’m really in each of these comebacks trying to be a better person than the person that left, and if you liked that person this is just a better version than that because that’s what I’m on.”

You can see Katt dishing more positivity in the exclusive clip below, and be sure to see Father Figures when it hits theaters December 22.

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