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.

The winners

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

The moments

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."

50th NAACP Image Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2019 - Beyonce reacts after winning the entertainer of the year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Beyonce reacts after winning the entertainer of the year award. Photo: Reuters

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


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