Ava DuVernay, 'black-ish,' Win Big at NAACP Image Awards

Ava DuVernay, 'black-ish,' Win Big at NAACP Image Awards

The Selma director was the only non-entertainer to be nominated for the coveted prize, as DuVernay faced off against heavyweights like Jay-Z, Issa Rae, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper and Bruno Mars. "I am honored to accept this award, but it means a lot to me to share this night and honors with my friend William Lucy", Glover said in his acceptance speech.

So bottom line... The NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live on TV ONE at 9pm/8c tonight (Monday, January 15) the federal holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Sisters, especially the ones from Haiti and Africa, we love you as your brothers", he said. "If we can take back a senate seat in Alabama", Smollett-Bell said, to more applause, "then we have the ability to shift the balance of power".

"Anderson was also an early victor Monday as he was named best actor in a comedy series for his work on 'black-ish". The ABC hit was named best comedy series and took acting honors for stars Ross and Anderson. Meanwhile, Idris Elba won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Heimdall in "Thor: Ragnarok".

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Crime drama "Power" also did well with Outstanding Drama Series, Omari Hardwick landing Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress went to Naturi Naughton.

Other winners included "Gifted" actress Octavia Spencer and "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson, who were both absent, and Daniel Kaluuya, who won for his leading role in "Get Out". "Thank you so much for letting us be seen". Jordan Peele brought home two awards for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture for his works on the thriller.

Glover was recognized for his professional and philanthropic contributions, particularly his work with the United Nations and his advocacy for labor unions. She wrote: "I have a dream today. and Martin Luther King had a dream of universal peace for all of us".

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