2018 NAACP Image Awards winners: ‘Girls Trip’ pulls off upset over ‘Get Out,’ ‘black-ish’ sweeps

While “Get Out” added the Best Actor trophy for Daniel Kaluuya to its two pre-telecast ceremony wins at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, the Oscar frontrunner lost Best Picture to the raucous road comedy “Girls Trip” on Monday’s live broadcast of the 49th annual edition of these prizes. Octavia Spencer got a companion trophy to her 2012 supporting actress win for “The Help” when she picked up the lead actress prize for “Gifted.

At Sunday’s ceremony, where the results of 47 of the 56 categories were announced, “Get Out” writer/director Jordan Peele won for both his scripting and helming of this social satire. And Tiffany Haddish took home the supporting actress award for her scene-stealing role in “Girl Trip.”

Host Anthony Anderson claimed his fourth consecutive Best Comedy Actor prize for his role in “black-ish.” His co-star Tracee Ellis Ross and their show did the same. “Power” won Best Drama Series for the first time as did leading man Omari Hardwick. And Taraji P. Henson made it three in a row in the Best Drama Actress category with another victory for “Empire.”

Writer/director Ava DuVernay was named Entertainer of the Year, edging out performers Chadwick Boseman and  Issa Rae as well as musicians Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z and Bruno Mars, who had won a leading three awards in the pre-telecast.

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