Angela Bassett enjoyed a night to remember at the 54th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony on a Saturday night which also saw Viola Davis and Will Smith honoured.
Bassett won Entertainer Of The Year, the top prize on the night, and also claimed Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – winner of the Outstanding Motion Picture award – and Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for 9-1-1.
Two further performances anchored in dignity and defiance earned the top acting awards. The Woman King star Davis took the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture award and Smith claimed the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture prize for Emancipation.
Tenoch Huerta won Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The box office smash’s co-writers Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole won Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture, and Jalyn Hall won Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture for Till.
Elegance Bratton’s The Inspection was named Outstanding Independent Motion Picture and Ivan Herrera’s Dominican Republic-set Bantu Mama won Outstanding International Motion Picture.
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