49th NAACP IMAGE AWARD RECAP

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Known for always unapologetically celebrating black culture, the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards was held on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual birthday this year, making the star studded event even more luminous. From fashions to wins, the Black Hollywood elites gathered with Host Anthony Anderson to celebrate one another accomplishments of 2017.

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Richard Gant, Danny Glover and Anthony Anderson at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards

After the opening monologue, actresses including Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laverna Cox, Lena White, Angela Robinson and Jurnee Smollett-Bell gave a heart felt #TimesUp speech, urging viewers to not only register to vote but actually vote.

Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lena Waithe, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Angela Robinson at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards

It was a tight race for Outstanding Motion Picture between Get Out and Girls Trip but Malcolm d. Lee's Girl Trip came out on top. But that wasn't the end for Get Out as its leading guy, Daniel Kaluuya, won Outstanding Actor in Motion Picture and director Jordan Peele won Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture. 

Blackish crew won big again this year as the show won Outstanding Comedy Series. Anthony Anderson,Trace Ellis Ross and Marsai Martin took home Outstanding Actor in Comedy Series, Outstanding Actress in Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in Comedy Series.

Courtney Kemp's Power won Outstanding Drama Series. Leaving Omari Hardwick to win Outstand Actor in a Drama Series and Nature Naughton winning Outsiding Support Actress in Drama Series.

Ava DuVernay gave  powerful speech after receiving the Entertain of the Year award, reminding us of all the recent body of work put out by Black Hollywood and what's in store for the first quarter 2018.

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