45th NAACP Image AWARDS

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Lupita Nyong’o took home the first honor of the NAACP Image Awards for her work in 12 Years a Slave. Angela Bassett took outstanding motion picture actress for Black Nativity, and Forest Whitaker won outstanding motion picture actor for Lee Daniels’ The Butler. On the television side, LL Cool J won outstanding actor in a drama series for CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles and Kerry Washington won outstanding drama series actress for ABC’s Scandal, which also took outstanding drama series.

BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood won outstanding comedy series, with the show’s Kevin Hart winning acting honors. David Oyelowo, who won a supporting actor award for The Butler, Fruitvale Station took the indie film honor. Beyonce took outstanding female artist, while John Legend won outstanding male artist. Idris Elba was honored for his work in BBC America’s Luther.

entertainer of the Year Kevin Hart
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series Regina King – “SouthLAnd” – TNT
Outstanding New Artist K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Male Artist John Legend (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Female Artist Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration”Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope