‘Black-ish,’ ‘Black Panther’ win big at the NAACP Image Awards

‘Black-ish,’ ‘Black Panther’ win big at the NAACP Image Awards

March 31 (UPI) — ABC’s sitcom black-ish and the Marvel movie Black Panther were the big winners at Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

The family show was named Outstanding Comedy Series, while its stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner and Marsai Martin won in the respective comedy categories of Outstanding Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. Martin was additionally honored in the Outstanding Performance by a Youth competition.

Anderson also hosted the gala at Loews Hollywood Hotel.

Starz’s Power was voted Outstanding Drama and its lead Omari Harwick won the Outstanding Actor in a Drama trophy.

Taraji P. Henson went home with the prize for Outstanding Actress in a Drama for her work in Fox’s Empire.

Jesse Williams from ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama and Lynn Whitfield scored the statuette for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her performance in OWN’s Greenleaf.

Marvel’s big-screen blockbuster Black Panther earned the accolades for Outstanding Movie, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Actor in a Movie for Chadwick Boseman, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Michael B. Jordan, Outstanding Supporting Actress for Danai Gurira, Outstanding Breakthrough for Letitia Wright, Outstanding Director for Ryan Coogler, and Outstanding Writing for Coogler and Joe Robert Cole.

Amandla Stenberg won the Outstanding Actress award for her work in 20th Century Fox’s The Hate U Give.

Beyonce was named Entertainer of the Year, while Bruno Mars won for Outstanding Male Artist. The Outstanding Female Artist prize went to H.E.R.