‘Black-ish,’ & ‘Black Panther’ Top Winners List at NAACP Awards

Black-ish and Black Panther won big during the 50th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday.

Also during the show, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter was honored with the President’s Award, which is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service. The award came two days after the music mogul and wife Beyoncé accepted the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards, where they spoke out about LGBTQ acceptance. NAACP president Derrick Johnson presented the award to Carter. During his acceptance speech, Carter dedicated the award to his “beautiful grandmother.”

Other honorees on Saturday night included Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who accepted the NAACP Chairman’s Award, and radio personality Tom Joyner, who received the Vanguard Award. Waters got political during her time on stage and urged that Donald Trump needed “to be impeached” at the conclusion of her speech.

Other presenters included Algee Smith, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Issa Rae, Jimmy O. Yang, John Legend, Laura Harrier, Lupita Nyong’o, Marsai Martin, Mike Epps, Regina Hall, Ron Stallworth, Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Van Jones, Vin Diesel, Viola Davis,Winston Duke, Chrissy Metz, Kerry Washington, KiKi Layne, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, Malinda Williams, Mike Colter, Roshon Fegan, Thandie Newton, Tika Sumpter and Trevor Noah.

The awards show aired live on TV One, with Anthony Anderson returning as host.

(Excerpt) Read more & see a full list of winners @ Hollywood Reporter


‘Black-ish,’ & ‘Black Panther’ Top Winners List at NAACP Awards

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