(Freelance Contributor: Gabriel Solomon                                                                      TV One showcases many of the biggest names in entertainment industry at the 50th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS. Anthony Anderson, star of the hit comedy series “Black-ish” hosted the star studded annual event which was broadcast live on TV One from The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Ca. The big winners of the night were Beyoncé winning NAACP Entertainer of the Year, her husband Sean “Jay-Z” Carter with prestigious President’s Award. Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ was honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award, syndicated radio host Tom Joyner presented with the Vanguard Award, and pop star Ne-Yo, was awarded the inaugural Black & Positively Golden Music Honor. The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature. The over 40 categories of the Image Awards are voted on by the award organization’s members (NAACP members). The 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.

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