NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaNAACP winners (From left to right): Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo

The 2014 NAACP Image Awards took place on Saturday night (February 22nd, 2014) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California and a host of amazing celebrities walked the red carpet for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, recognized as the preeminent multi-cultural awards show –  from an African-American point of view. Hosted by award-winning actor Anthony Anderson, this was definitely one of the hottest events in town as we saw the likes of Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson at the awards ceremony. The big winner of the night was definitely Kevin Hart who took home the award for Entertainer of the Year, as well as Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Real Husbands of Hollywood. A few other top winners were Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, David Oyelowo, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Kerry Washington. Check out a few red carpet images of some of the celebrities who attended the event and a full list of all the winners on the night.

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaLupita Nyong’o

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaIdris Elba

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaJessica and David Oyelowo 

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaKevin Hart with his girlfriend Eniko Parrish

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaMichael B. Jordan

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaTerrence Howard and wife Mira Christine Pak 

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaKerry Washington

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaDarby Stanchfield

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaOprah Winfrey

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaKatie Lowes

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaGuillermo Diaz

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaNaomie Harris

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaChina Anne McClain

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaNicole Beharie

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaTyrese Gibson

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaForest Whitaker

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaArchie Panjabi 

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaTika Sumpter

NAACP+Image+Awards+Zen+Magazine+AfricaNia Long

Full List of Winners

Outstanding Comedy Series: “Real Husbands of Hollywood”
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood”
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Morris Chestnut – “Nurse Jackie”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Brandy Norwood – “The Game”
Outstanding Drama Series: “Scandal”
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Kerry Washington – “Scandal”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton – “Scandal”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest”
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: “Being Mary Jane”
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba – “Luther”
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane”
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special): The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.”
Outstanding Talk Series: “Steve Harvey”
Outstanding Reality Series: “Iyanla: Fix My Life”
Outstanding Variety Series or Special:“Black Girls Rock!”
Outstanding Children’s Program:“Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass”
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special):China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm”
Outstanding New Artist: K. Michelle
Outstanding Male Artist: John Legend
Outstanding Female Artist: Beyonce
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell
Outstanding Jazz Album: “The Songs of Stevie Wonder” – SFJAZZ Collective
Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary): “Best Days Deluxe Edition” – Tamela Mann
Outstanding World Music Album: “Natalie Cole en Español” – Natalie Cole
Outstanding Music Video: “Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu
Outstanding Song: “All Of Me” – John Legend
Outstanding Album: “Love, Charlie” – Charlie Wilson
Outstanding Motion Picture: “12 Years A Slave”
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Forest Whitaker – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Angela Bassett – “Black Nativity”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: David Oyelowo – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years A Slave”
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: “Fruitvale Station”
Outstanding International Motion Picture: “War Witch”
Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical): “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”
Outstanding Documentary – (Television): “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic”
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Vincent Brown – “A.N.T. Farm” – influANTces
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Janine Sherman Barrois – “Criminal Minds” – Strange Fruit
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television): John Ridley – “12 Years A Slave”
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Millicent Shelton – “The Hustle” – Rule 4080
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Regina King – “SouthLAnd” – Off Duty
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction: “Anybody’s Daughter” – Pamela Samuels Young
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction: “Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery” – Deborah Willis, Barbara Krauthamer
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: “Nine Years Under” – Sheri Booker
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography: “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” – Jeanne Theoharis
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional: “The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life” – Robin Quivers
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry: “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers” – Frank X Walker
Outstanding Literary Work – Children: “Nelson Mandela” – Kadir Nelson
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens: “Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers” – Tanya Lee Stone

For more details about the NAACP Image Awards, visit: www.naacpimageawards.net
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