The 43rd NAACP Image Awards a Winner!

The 43rd annual NAACP held at the Shrine in Los Angeles on Friday February 18, was simply an elegant star studded event leaving everyone feeling like a winner.

Among those who walked the red carpet were, Academy award nominee Lawrence Fishburn who won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini Series or Dramatic Special for HBO’s”Thurgood .”   Academy award nominee the gracious Viola Davis  who won for Outstanding Actress in a motion picture, “The Help” as did the entire cast of the film  who won for Outstanding Motion Picture.  Viola quoted in her acceptance speech, “God doesn’t give awards, man does. God gives rewards.”

Gospel singer Yolanda Adams performance brought the house down with a tribute to Whitney Houston in her rendition of “I Love The Lord.”  Another powerful and uplifting performance by  Gospel great Kirk Franklin who lifted the crowd to their feet with his hit “I Smile” Another spectacular tribute performance was done by Ne Yo and Jennifer Hudson singing “Aint No Mountain High Enough” a tribute to Filmmaker George Lucas for his work with “RedTails.”

Anthony Mackie/TCV Credit Shanda Pierce

The event was hosted by Anthony Mackie and Sanaa Lathan.  For a complete list of winners visit

Lawrence Fishburn - TCV photo Credit: Shanda Pierce

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