The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch hosts 23rd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards

 

 

(Los Angeles) Celebrities came out in true Hollywood fashion in support of their peers at The NAACP Theatre Awards held on November 11, 2013 at the Saban Theater, formerly known as the Fox Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

The prestigious star-studded gala is produced for the purpose of honoring thespians among the best in the field of entertainment.

Honoree, GRAMMY Award winner Vanessa Williams, received the Trailblazer Award  Walked the red carpet with her brother, Chris Williams and her son, Devin Hervey.

Honoree, GRAMMY Award winner Vanessa Williams, received the Trailblazer Award Walked the red carpet with her brother, Chris Williams and her son, Devin Hervey. Photo:  Gwen Pierce/TCV

This year’s top honors went to: Multi-NAACP Image and EMMY award winner Loretta Devine who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, actress and GRAMMY award songstress Vanessa Williams received the Trailblazer Award, Casting Director Peter Wise was presented with the Spirit Award, receiving the President’s Award was, Dr. Maxine M. Anderson, and Dr. Michael Obeng received the Humanitarian Award.

On hand to present honorees were:  Former Def Jam Recordings President Kevin Liles (KWL Enterprises), Image Award winner Joe Morton (Scandal), Emmy award winner Glynn Turman (House of Lies), actress Salli Richardson Whitfield (Newsroom), Actor/AuthorHill Harper (Covert Affairs, Actor Michael Jai White (For Better or Worse), actress Rochelle Aytes (Mistresses), Donzaleigh Abernathy (Human Rights Advocate) and previous Spirit Award honoree Raven-Symoné (See Dad Run.)

 

LisaRaye McCoy, Nephew Tommy and Kym Whitley served as hosts.

 

Dr. Maxine M. Anderson, Chief of Surgery, St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. Anderson chose with her career decision to become a doctor or an actress.  She continues to take acting classes in her spare time:  Photo:  TCV/Gwen Pierce

Humanitarian Award recipient, Dr. Maxine M. Anderson, Chief of Surgery, St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. Anderson struggled with her career decision to become a doctor or an actress. Recognizing that she was smarter than her acting talents, she continues to take acting classes in her spare time: Photo: Gwen Pierce/TCV

 

For more information visit NAACP Theatre Awards.

 

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