The 51st annual NAACP Image Awards was awesome. BET partners with NAACP to execute an extraordinary production. From the red carpet to the backstage the level of organization was on point. Black Hollywood was in the house embracing all the talent in the room from nominee, to presenter and of course the winners.
The rain did not stop the show. A great Saturday, February 22, 2020. The NAACP celebrated the stellar achievements of the 51st NAACP Image Awards winners during a special ceremony. Winners of the night included Lizzo (Entertainer of the Year), Angela Bassett (Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series – “9-1-1”), Jamie Foxx (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – “Just Mercy”), Lupita Nyong’o (Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture – “Us”), Marsai Martin (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – “Little”), Tracee Ellis Ross (Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – “black-ish”) and “Just Mercy” (Outstanding Motion Picture).
NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, presented global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, with the President’s Award which is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service.
Rihanna accepted the award saying “Thank you to the NAACP for all of your efforts to ensure equality for our communities. Jill Scott took to the stage with an electric performance of “Do You Remember” and “Is It The Way” and Skip Marley joined H.E.R for a medley of “Slide”, “Slow Down” and “Turn THe Lights Down Low”.
Additional guests in attendance included Brie Larson, Chloe Bailey, Deon Cole, Elaine Welteroth, Harold Perrineau, Janelle Monae, Lena Waithe, Leslie Odom Jr., Logan Browning, Lukka Sabbatt, Lynn Whitfield, Octavia Spencer, Robin Thede, Shahidi Wright Joseph, Sterling K. Brown, Tamron Hall, Tichina Arnold, Tiffany Haddish, Winston Dukes, Yara Shahidi, Yvette Nicole Brown.
See the full list of winners from the 51st NAACP Image Awards telecast below
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Angela Bassett – “9-1-1” (FOX)
MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Michael B. Jordan – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Lupita Nyong’o – “Us” (Universal Pictures)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Jamie Foxx – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Marsai Martin – “Little” (Universal Pictures)
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Photo credit: The Power Player Lifestyle team.
Link into the NAACP Image Awards site to review all the winners: https://naacpimageawards.net/press/naacp-announced-the-winners-of-the-51st-naacp-image-awards-hosted-by-anthony-anderson-on-saturday-february-22nd/