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Jada Pinkett-Smith, Kerry Washington, Keke Palmer, Yazz, Michael B. Jordan, At The NAACP Image Awards

1. Gabrielle Union NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello 2. Jada Pinkett Smith NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Gabrielle Union Jada Pinkett Smith

Friday night February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California, the 47th NAACP Image Awards brought together some of Hollywood’s hottest black stars from the worlds of music, TV, and movies.

Hosted by funny man and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, stars in attendance included Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union, Viola Davis, Tika Sumpter, Bryshere Y. Gray aka Yazz, Darby Stanchfield, Gabourey Sidibe, Keke Palmer, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taraji P. Henson and many others!

3. Viola Davis NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello 4. Tika Sumpter NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Viola Davis Tika Sumpter

 

Creed, Empire, and Black-ish were among the big winners at of the night.

Against the backdrop of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which has sparked passionate discussion about diversity and inclusion in Hollywood, the Awards felt particularly timely as the ceremony honored people of colour in film, television, music, and literature.

Scroll down to see all the gorgeous photos and fashion from the Awards and the list of top winners.

Alice Smith NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Anita Hawkins NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Alice Smith Anita Hawkins
Anthony Anderson NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Aujanue Ellis NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Anthony Anderson Aujanue Ellis
Benzino NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Bryshere Y. Gray aka Yazz NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Benzino Bryshere Y. Gray aka Yazz
Carlos King NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Chrissy Teigen and John Legend NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Carlos King Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Chrissy Teigen NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Claudia Jordan NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Chrissy Teigen Claudia Jordan
Cree Summer NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Darby Stanchfield NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Cree Summer Darby Stanchfield
Estelle NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Eva Marcille NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Estelle Eva Marcille
Gabourey Sidibe NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Grace Gealey and Trai Byers NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Gabourey Sidibe Grace Gealey and Trai Byers
Grace Gealey NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Guillermo Díaz NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Grace Gealey Guillermo Díaz
Jimmy Jean-Louis NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Jurnee Smollett-Bell NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Jimmy Jean-Louis Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Jussie Smollett and Sevyn StreeterNAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Kaitlin Doubleday NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Jussie Smollett and Sevyn Streeter Kaitlin Doubleday
Keegan-Michael Key NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Keke Palmer NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Keegan-Michael Key Keke Palmer
Ken Jeong NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Kerry Washington NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Ken Jeong Kerry Washington
Kimberly Elise NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Laura Govan NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Kimberly Elise Laura Govan
Laverne Cox NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Louis Gossett Jr. NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Laverne Cox Louis Gossett Jr.
Michael B. Jordan NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Miles Brown NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Michael B. Jordan Miles Brown
Monique Coleman NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Monique Coleman Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick
Naturi Naughton NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Neil Brown Jr. NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Naturi Naughton Neil Brown Jr.
Nzingha Stewart NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Omarosa Manigault NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Nzingha Stewart Omarosa Manigault
Serayah NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Shameik Moore NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Sanaa Lathan Serayah
Shonda Rhimes NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Stephen Bishop NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Shameik Moore Shonda Rhimes
Tammy Townsend NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Teyonah Parris NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Stephen Bishop Tammy Townsend
Tracee Ellis Ross NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Wendy Raquel Robinson NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Teyonah Parris Tracee Ellis Ross

 

 

More fun & inside photos! 

 

Abraham Attah NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Anthony Anderson NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Abraham Attah Anthony Anderson
Gabrielle Union and Laverne Cox NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Gabrielle Union and Sanaa Lathan NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Gabrielle Union and Laverne Cox Gabrielle Union and Sanaa Lathan
Gabrielle Union and Yara Shahidi NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Gabrielle Union and Yara Shahidi Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker
Jada Pinkett Smith and Keegan-Michael Key NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Jurnee Smollett-Bell & Taraji .P. Henson NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Jada Pinkett Smith and Keegan-Michael Key Jurnee Smollett-Bell & Taraji .P. Henson
Kerry Washington and Darby Stanchfield NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Kerry Washington and Gina Rodriguez NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Kerry Washington and Darby Stanchfield Kerry Washington and Gina Rodriguez
Kerry Washington and Yara Shahidi NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Robin Givens NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Kerry Washington and Yara Shahidi Robin Givens
Taraji P. Henson NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Tika Sumpter and Ken Jeong NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Taraji P. Henson Tika Sumpter and Ken Jeong
Viola Davis and Michael B. Jordan NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Viola Davis NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello
Viola Davis and Michael B. Jordan Viola Davis

 Amber Riley and Sheryl Lee Ralph NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Amber Riley and Sheryl Lee Ralph 

Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Keegan-Michael Key NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Keegan-Michael Key 

Jada Pinkett Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Tika Sumpter, and Loretta Devine NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Jada Pinkett Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Tika Sumpter, and Loretta Devine 

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  John Legend and Chrissy Teigen 

Kerry Washington, Spike Lee, and Teyonah Parris NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Kerry Washington, Spike Lee, and Teyonah Parris 

Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. 

Laurence Fishburne, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Terrence Howard, Spike Lee, and Don Cheadle NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Laurence Fishburne, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Terrence Howard, Spike Lee, and Don Cheadle 

Miles Brown and Marsai Martin NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Miles Brown and Marsai Martin 

Taraji P. Henson and Bryshere Y. Gray NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Taraji P. Henson and Bryshere Y. Gray 

Tracee Ellis Ross and Gina Rodriguez NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Tracee Ellis Ross and Gina Rodriguez 

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello  Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith 

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Don Cheadle NAACP-Image-Awards-OnoBello Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Don Cheadle 

Here are the nominees in the 10 major categories honored at the ceremony.

Entertainer of the Year

Michael B. Jordan**WINNER

Misty Copeland

Pharrell Williams

Shonda Rhimes

Viola Davis

 

Outstanding Motion Picture

Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)

Concussion (Sony)

Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Dope (Open Road Films)

Straight Outta Compton (Universal)**WINNER

 

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Secret in Their Eyes (STX)

Michael B. Jordan, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)**WINNER

Michael Ealy, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)

Will Smith, Concussion (Sony)

 

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Lauren Keke Palmer, Brotherly Love (Flavor Unit)

Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)**WINNER

Teyonah Parris, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

Viola Davis, Lila and Eve (Samuel Goldwyn)

Zoe Saldana, Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics)

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

black-ish (ABC)**WINNER

House of Lies (Showtime)

Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

 

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)**WINNER

Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)

Dwayne Johnson, Ballers (HBO)

RonReaco Lee, Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

 

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)

Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show (NBC)

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)**WINNER

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game (BET)

 

Outstanding Drama Series

Being Mary Jane (BET)

Empire (Fox)**WINNER

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Power (Starz)

Scandal (ABC)

 

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

Morris Chestnut, Rosewood (Fox)

Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz)

Terrence Howard, Empire (Fox)**WINNER

Wesley Snipes, The Player (NBC)

 

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Gabrielle Union, Being Mary Jane (BET)

Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)

Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)**WINNER

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

 

Photo Credit: Getty

 

 

 

 


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