The fashion and the winners at the NAACP Image Awards 2019 - in pictures
Who wore what and who won what? From Beyonce in Balmain to Lupita in Giambattista, scroll through our gallery for all the must-see red carpet moments, and see below for the winners
The 50th annual NAACP Image Awards have just finished for another year, celebrating authors, directors, musicians and actors. The annual National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People awards highlight work by entertainers and writers of colour.
The red carpet was a vibrant one, with Lebanese designers a favourite on the night, including Georges Chakra and Georges Hobeika: scroll through the gallery above to see who wore what.
Here is who won what...
Outstanding Comedy Series: black-ish
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Marcus Scribner, black-ish
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, black-ish
Outstanding Drama Series: Power
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Omari Hardwick, Power
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jesse Williams, Grey's Anatomy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lynn Whitfield, Greenleaf
Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series: Kerry Washington - How to Get Away with Murder
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: The Bobby Brown Story
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: Regina King, Seven Seconds
Outstanding News / Information: Oprah Winfrey Presents: Becoming Michelle Obama
Outstanding Talk Series: The Real
Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show: Iyanla: Fix My Life
Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special): Black Girls Rock!
Outstanding Children's Program: Doc McStuffins
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series): Marsai Martin, black-ish
Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Steve Harvey, Family Feud
Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith, Red Table Talk
Outstanding New Artist: Ella Mai
Outstanding Male Artist: Bruno Mars
Outstanding Female Artist: H.E.R.
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: All The Stars, Black Panther, Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Outstanding Jazz Album: The Story of Jaz - Jazmin Ghent feat. Jeff Lorber, James P. Lloyd, Kim Scott, Philippe Saisse
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album: Unstoppable, Koryn Hawthorne
Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album: This Is America, Childish Gambino
Outstanding Song, Traditional: Long As I Live, Toni Braxton
Outstanding Song, Contemporary: Boo'd Up, Ella Mai
Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation: Black Panther The Album
Outstanding Album: Ella Mai, Ella Mai
Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction: An American Marriage,Tayari Jones
Outstanding Literary Work, Non-Fiction: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics
Outstanding Literary Work, Debut Author: Us Against The World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family
Outstanding Literary Work, Biography/Autobiography: Becoming, Michelle Obama
Outstanding Literary Work, Instructional: Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
Outstanding Literary Work, Poetry: Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
Outstanding Literary Work, Children: Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Outstanding Literary Work, Youth/Teens: Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Outstanding Documentary (Film): Amazing Grace
Outstanding Documentary (Television): Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): J. David Shanks, Seven Seconds: Matters of Life and Death
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Kay Oyegun, This Is Us
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Trevor Noah, Steve Budow, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang, Dan Amira, Lauren Sarver Means, Mr. Daniel Radosh, David Angelo, Devin Trey Delliquanti, Zachary DiLanzo, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special: Tracy Heather Strai, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Deborah Ann Chow, Better Call Saul
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Samuel L. Jackson, Incredibles 2
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Danai Gurira, Black Panther
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: Detroit
Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture: Letitia Wright, Black Panther
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture: Black Panther
Outstanding Motion Picture: Girls Trip
Special Award, Entertainer of the Year: Beyonce
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year, paying homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her as she accepted the award. She beat out LeBron James, Regina King, Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler.
"Regina King, I love you so much. You taught us patience, persistence and how to be masterful in your craft," she said. "Chadwick Boseman is teaching children to dream and to be seen as kings. LeBron James has taught us the strength of all forms, leading by example and providing education to our kids. Ryan Coogler tells our stories in a way that celebrates our history and proves we do have power."
She also performed Lift Every Voice and Sing, which is known as the national black anthem, at the festival and donated $100,000 to four black universities shortly after her performance.
The awards ceremony aired live on TV One at the Dolby Theatre, the same venue that hosts the Academy Awards.
Jay-Z received the President's Award for the rapper's public service achievements. He was recognised for his efforts through his Shawn Carter Foundation and serving as co-founder of the Reform Alliance.
The rapper executive produced the documentaries Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story and Time: The Kalief Browder Story, along with an animated documentary short called The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail. That documentary highlighted the unfavorable treatment of black and Latino people when it comes to drug-related crimes.
Jay-Z quoted Abraham Lincoln after he accepted his award and dedicated his trophy to his 93-year-old grandmother Hattie White, saying: "She's so full of life." He also paid homage to the women in his life, including his wife, Beyonce, who smiled while her husband made his speech.
"It's not the amount of years in your life. It's the amount of life in your years," he said. "That quote embodies my beautiful grandmother."
Black Panther was awarded for best motion picture. The Marvel blockbuster hit beat out BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hate U Give.
The superhero film was a box-office hit domestically and a cultural phenomenon. It earned $700 million domestically during its theatrical run.
Black Panther won in several other categories, including best actor in a motion picture (Chadwick Boseman), supporting actor in a motion picture (Michael B. Jordan) and directing in a motion picture (Ryan Coogler).
Chris Rock comments on Jussie Smollett
Jussie Smollett, who lost to Grey's Anatomy star Jessie Williams in the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series category, did not attend the awards.
It has been a tumultuous week for the Empire star after a felony case against him was dropped in Chicago. The handling of the case, which accused Smollett of falsely reporting to police that he was assaulted by two men in downtown Chicago in January, has drawn widespread condemnation.
Actor-comedian Chris Rock took verbal jabs at Smollett before he announced that ABC series black-ish won for outstanding comedy series.
"They said no Jussie Smollett jokes," Rock said. "Yeah, I know, but what a waste of light skin. Do you know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair, my career would be out of here. I would be running Hollywood. What the hell was he thinking? You are known as 'Jessie' for now on. You don't even get the 'u' anymore. That 'u' was for respect. You ain't getting no respect from me."
In response to Rock's jokes, black-ish star Yara Shahidi made her stance in the Smollett controversy obvious. "I stand with Jussie," Shahidi said before she handed the microphone to Marcus Scribner and ducked into her crowd of cast mates including Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross
Anderson returned as host of the show and took home an award for best actor in a comedy series. He opened the awards speaking about "black excellence" in film, hoping his behavior wouldn't get him removed as host and made several jokes including one about Kanye West not being invited to cookouts.
Waters received the NAACP Chairman's Award for public service. She spoke about young voters taking a stance at the polls, her thoughts on getting rid of the Electoral College and President Donald Trump's presidency.
"I still think he needs to be impeached," Waters said of Trump. "This president has defined himself as a liar."
Glover, who won four Grammys this year, won for his directing on Atlanta. On the music side, his alter-ego Childish Gambino's song This is America won for best music video.
Published: March 31, 2019 11:38 AM