Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, NAACP Image Awards
The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards were held on Friday, February 17 at the Shrine Auditorium. The awards were hosted by Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie. According to Deadline.com, 'The Help' was the big winner of the night, taking home the award for Outstanding Motion Picture. The film's stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer won Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
'Jumping the Broom' also took home awards. Laz Alonso and Mike Epps won for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
In the music categories, Jennifer Hudson won Outstanding Album and Outstanding Music Video.
For television, 'Thurgood' took home the award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and Laurence Fishburne won Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. 'Tyler Perry’s House of Payne' won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' won Outstanding Drama Series.
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Image Awards honor diversity in the arts.
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