Kerry Washington and 12 Years a Slave won big at the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
The stunning pregnant Scandal star, who showed off her bump in a custom navy and peach Thakoon gown, took home the outstanding actress in a drama series award for Scandal, which won outstanding drama series Saturday night in Pasadena, Calif. at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
And she wasn’t the only big winner of the night.
During the show hosted by Anthony Anderson, awards season darling Lupita Nyong’o was also on hand to take home her award for outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture for 12 Years a Slave, which won outstanding motion picture, directing for Steve McQueen, and writing for John Ridley.
“It’s been a historical year in film for all of us in this room, and I’m so proud to be a part of that history,” Nyong’o said, according to ABC News. “It’s such an honor to be recognized for a film that has meant so much to so many people, a film that has inspired discourse long overdue.”
Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey honored the late Nelson Mandela with a touching tribute in which she said, “We can each reflect, I do believe, the greatness he inspired in all of us. I have to say sitting at his funeral and watching that casket go into the ground, I miss him dearly. I want you all to know that his life was an example to us all.”
And the NAACP “Entertainer of the Year” award went to none other than Kevin Hart.
Check out the rest of the big winners at the NAACP Image Awards!
NAACP Image Award Winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Kevin Hart
Outstanding Motion Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Angela Bassett, Black Nativity
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: David Oyelowo, Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: Fruitvale Station
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Kerry Washington, Scandal
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Kevin Hart, Real Husbands of Hollywood
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series:
Outstanding Comedy Series: Real Husbands of Hollywood
Outstanding Drama Series: Scandal
Outstanding TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Being Mary Jane
Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba, Luther
Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Gabrielle Union,Being Mary Jane
Outstanding Talk Series: Steve Harvey
Outstanding Reality Series: Iyanla: Fix My Life
Outstanding Variety Series or Special: Black Girls Rock!
Outstanding New Artist: K. Michele
Outstanding Male Artist: John Legend
Outstanding Female Artist: Beyonce
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
Outstanding Music Video: “Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
See the full list of winners here!
Source: EOnline.com | BRANDI FOWLER