Spike Lee, Clive Davis receive special honors at the Image Awards

Honoree Spike Lee attends the 46th NAACP Image Awards

Some of the biggest names in film, television and music were in attendance at the annual NAACP Image Awards where veteran filmmaker Spike Lee and music mogul Clive Davis were honored. Will Smith, Common, Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Tracee Ellis Ross, Larenz Tate, Kerry Washington, David Oyelowo, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Uzo Aduba, Quvenzhané Wallis and Gabrielle Union were just some of the many celebrities who attended the ceremony which was hosted by Anthony Anderson.

Actress Taraji P. Henson

Actress Taraji P. Henson

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks presented the President’s Award to Spike Lee and Russell Simmons presented the NAACP Vanguard Award to Clive Davis. “Selma,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Black-ish” earned top honors and Taraji P. Henson took home two prizes for Actress in a Motion Picture (“No Good Deed”) and Entertainer of the Year. For the movie ‘Belle’, Misan Sagay was recognized for writing the screenplay. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture, writing, and directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. Belle received five total nominations, including for Outstanding Motion Picture.

Director Spike Lee accepts the President's Award

Director Spike Lee accepts the President’s Award

Now in its 46th year, the award show celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

 The individual winners are as follows:

  • Entertainer of the Year: Taraji P. Henson
  • Outstanding Motion Picture: Selma
    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: David Oyelowo
  • Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Taraji P. Henson
    Outstanding Comedy Series: Black-ish
    Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson
    Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Laurence Fishburne
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Yara Shahidi
  • Outstanding Drama Series: How to Get Away with Murder
    Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Shemar Moore
    Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Khandi Alexander

Actor Shemar Moore, winner of the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for Criminal Minds

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Samantha Ofole-Prince is an entertainment industry specialist and contributes to Trendy Africa Magazine from Los Angeles.  ALL PHOTOS BY ROYALTY IMAGE


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