NAACP Image Awards winners: ‘Hidden Figures,’ Denzel Washington, ‘This Is Us,’ ‘black-ish’ …

Winners of the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced Saturday (Feb. 11) during a live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour special was hosted by Anthony Anderson, who won Best Comedy Actor for “black-ish” for the third year running. Entertainer of the Year went to Dwayne Johnson.

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Best Picture Oscar nominee “Hidden Figures” won that award here while its star, Tarji P. Henson, was named Best Actress. She had been snubbed by the motion picture academy. Henson also picked up her second straight Best Drama Actress award for her work in the TV sudser “Empire.” And “Fences” director/star Denzel Washington, the Oscar frontrunner for Best Actor, got to practice his speech win a win here first.

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On the TV side, “black-ish” won Best Comedy Series for the third year in a row with both Anderson and his c0-star Tracee Ellis Ross doing the same in the lead races. Best Drama Series went to the freshman “Queen Sugar” and breakout star Sterling K. Brown  won Best Drama Actor for the rookie hit “This Is Us.”

While a committee determined the nominees in each of the 56 categories, winners were chosen by NAACP members via a secured online site.

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Best Picture
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)

Best Actor
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)

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Best Comedy Series
“black-ish” (ABC)

Best Comedy Actor
Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)

Best Comedy Actress
Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series

Best Drama Series
“Queen Sugar” (OWN:  Oprah Winfrey Network)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Best Drama Actor
Sterling K. Brown  – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Best Drama Actress
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)

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