Ava DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ win big at NAACP Image Awards

Ava DuVernay, 'black-ish,' win big at NAACP Image Awards

The 49th annual NAACP Picture Awards passed off on the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Monday evening with director Ava DuVernay taking residence the Entertainer of the Yr award.

DuVernay, who created 2017’s hit TV present Queen Sugar, was the one non-performer to be nominated for the coveted award, which included huge names like Jay-Z, Issa Rae, Likelihood the Rapper, Chadwick Boseman and Bruno Mars.

“I am a director! I should not be up right here!” DuVernay stated after accepting the award.

Different huge winners embrace the forged of blackish. Not solely had been stars Anthony Anderson and Tracy Ellis Ross the hosts for the evening, however additionally they took residence the awards for finest actor and finest actress in a comedy collection. The present additionally received for excellent comedy collection.

In considerably of an upset, Women Journey beat Get Out for excellent movement image.

However Daniel Kaluuya was given the perfect actor award for his starring function in Get Out.

Octavia Spencer received the perfect actress in a movement image nod for her function in Gifted.

Danny Glover accepted the President’s Award Monday evening for his many years of activism and work in movie and tv.

Throughout his speech, Glover stated he needed to carry specific consideration to staff’ rights.

“Labor rights are civil rights,” he stated.