Published on April 4, 2019 by Sonya's Spotlight
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TV ONE HIGHLIGHTS BLACK EXCELLENCE AT THE 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS HOSTED BY ANTHONY ANDERSON ON MARCH 30
The NAACP, some of the biggest names in film, television and music turned out for the 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS on Saturday, March 30, which was broadcast live on TV One from The Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, highlights from the evening included Beyoncé being named as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year and NAACP President Derrick Johnson presenting her husband Sean “Jay-Z” Carter with the prestigious President’s Award. Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ fiery acceptance speech energized the audience as she was being honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award. Additional honorees included REACH Media nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner who was presented with the Vanguard Award, and Ne-Yo, who was awarded the inaugural Black & Positively Golden Music Honor sponsored by McDonald’s. The Marvel Studios film “Black Panther” took home several awards including Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Ryan Coogler), Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture: Film (Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Michael B. Jordan), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Danai Gurira), Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Chadwick Boseman), Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture (Letitia Wright), and Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. Anthony Anderson also took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on “black-ish,” which also won Outstanding Comedy Series and garnered other awards.
Viewers of the 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
were able to get an exclusive preview of THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY trailer
, which premiered during the telecast and premieres on TV One in June 2019.
Beyoncé Announced as NAACP Entertainer of the Year
Traci Ellis Ross
Larenz Tate and his wife, Tomasina
Cory Booker & Kamala Harris
Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai. Loni Love
Omari Hardwick & Thandie Newton
Michael B. Jordan
Photos Courtesy of TV One
Sonya’s Spotlight Web Mag Publisher, Actress, Filmmaker Sonya Jenkins covers the NAACP Image Awards
50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS WINNERS
As previously announced by the NAACP, winners took home awards in diverse categories.
Click here for the full press release and complete list of winners.
NAACP Entertainer of the Year
NAACP Chairman’s Award
Outstanding New Artist
Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Television)
Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Ryan Coogler – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Film)
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Film)
Amandla Stenberg – “The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
“Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
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