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Stars Dazzle And Amaze At The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards

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02/23/2014 6:51 pm
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Stars Dazzle And Amaze At The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards
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Christa Tintelnot

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American actor and writer Anthony Anderson took to the stage last night, February 22, as the host of the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards that took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
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Big winners of the award show include the film, 12 Years a Slave, which was named "Outstanding Motion Picture," "Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture," Forest Whitaker for his work in Lee Daniels' The Butler and "Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture," Angela Bassett for her work in The Black Nativity. The award for "Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture" went to John Ridley for 12 Years A Slave and "Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture" went to Steve McQueen for the same film. Other winners of the popular award show included David Oyelowo who won the award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" for his work in Lee Daniels' The Butler and Lupita Nyong'o brought home the award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture" for her role in 12 Years a Slave.
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The film Fruitvale Station won top honors with the award for "Outstanding Independent Motion Picture" and War Witch was chosen as the winner of the award for "Outstanding International Motion Picture". Television honors were also given out at the annual award show. The ABC drama Scandal brought home the award for "Outstanding Drama Series" and BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood won for "Outstanding Comedy Series." The award for "Outstanding Talk Series" was given to Steve Harvey. Kerry Washington was chosen as "Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series" for her role on Scandal and LL Cool J took home the award for "Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series" for NCIS: Los Angeles. The award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" went to Taraji P. Henson for her work in Person of Interest and Joe Morton was chosen the winner of the award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" for his work in Scandal. "Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series" went to Janine Sherman Barrois for Criminal Minds. "Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series" went to Regina King for SouthLAnd.
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For television comedies, Kevin Hart won the award for "Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series" for Real Husbands of Hollywood and Wendy Raquel Robinson was chosen "Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series" for her work on The Game. The "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" award went to Morris Chestnut for Nurse Jackie and the "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" went to Brandy Norwood for The Game. "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series" went to Vincent Brown for A.N.T. Farm. "Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series" went to Millicent Shelton for The Hustle. Other awards given out included the award for "Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special" which went to Being Mary Jane, which aired on BET, the award for "Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special" which went to Idris Elba for his work on Luther and Gabrielle Union brought home the award for "Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special" for her work on Being Mary Jane. Daytime awards were also distributed at the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Winner of "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series" was Kristoff St. John for his role on The Young and the Restless, and "Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series" went to his co-star, Tatyana Ali. The award for "Outstanding News/Information" went to The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. from PBS and "Outstanding Reality Series" went to OWN's Iyanla: Fix My Life. The show Black Girls Rock! from BET was given the award for "Outstanding Variety Series or Special" and the award for "Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program" went to China Anne McClain for A.N.T. Farm. In the music categories, the winner of the award for "Outstanding New Artist" was K. Michelle. "Outstanding Male Artist" went to John Legend and "Outstanding Female Artist" went to Beyonce. "Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration" went to "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell. The award for "Outstanding Jazz Album" went to "The Songs of Stevie Wonder" by the SFJAZZ Collective and "Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary)" went to "Best Days Deluxe Edition" from Tamela Mann. "Natalie Cole en Español" from Natalie Cole brought home the award for "Outstanding World Music Album" and "Q.U.E.E.N." from Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu got the award for "Outstanding Music Video". John Legend again won the award for "Outstanding Song" for "All of Me," and Charlie Wilson won the award for "Outstanding Album" for "Love, Charlie". In literature, Anybody's Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young took home the award for "Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction" and Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery by  Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer took home the award for "Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction." The award for "Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author" went to Nine Years Under by Sheri Booker, and The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis won the award for "Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/ Auto-Biography". The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life by Robin Quivers was the winner of the award for "Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional," and Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers by Frank X Walker won the award for "Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry." Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson took home the award for "Outstanding Literary Work - Children," and Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee  took home the prize for "Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens." Finally, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners was the winner of the award for "Outstanding Documentary - (Theatrical)" and Showtime's Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic was the winner of the award for "Outstanding Documentary - (Television)". Did you watch the broadcast? Were you happy with the winners?  Let us know in the comments below!

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