Monday, March 1, 2010

Black Hollywoodians Recognized at NAACP Awards

Like you all know this is a strictly african movie review site but every now and then I switch it up a notch with international news if its entertainment related - since i am a movie addict I try to keep up to date on how everyone is doing across the globe (particular Nollywood and Black Hollywood).
One of my favourite Black Hollywood Award shows is NAACP which honors black people in hollywood and entertainment industry as a whole for their achievements. This award show was televised on Saturday Feb 27 2010 and below are the red carpet and award photos.
New actress Gabby Sidibe won the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Award and after sashaying to the stage (and exchange love taps with presenter, Chris Rock), she stood before the mic and began with, "It is an honor to be nominated, but it's so awesome to win!" She went on to thank, and dedicate her award to, "all the Precious girls out there." In addition to her win, her co-star, Mo'Nique won for Outstanding Supporting Actress, director Lee Daniels won for Directing and screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher won for Outstanding Screenplay. The film also won for Outstanding Indie Film and Outstanding Motion Picture.
The NAACP also awarded special honors to a handful of our most prominent players including Tyler Perry (Chairman's Award), artist/philanthropist Wyclef Jean (NAACP/Ford Vanguard Award) as well as Former White House Advisor, Van Jones (President's Award). Additionally, music industry "godfather" Clarence Avant was inducted in the Hall of Fame.
Rounding out the night's winners were Maxwell who won for Outstanding Male Artist and received a heartfelt, standing ovation from the audience as well as Mary J. Blige, winner for Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album. Co-Host, Hill Harper, earned the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series while Lance Gross won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The family series, "Lincoln Heights," which, sadly, will sign off this year after four seasons, won for Outstanding Drama Series.
Also, it seems that Steve Harvey's message has resonated as his 52-week New York Times bestseller, "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man," was honored with the Outstanding Literary Work (Instructional) Award.
Congratulations to all the recipients for me particularly Tyler Perry cos he seems to be the only one holding up Black Hollywood right now and creating constant work for our people. I am still waiting for our veterans like Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, John Singleton and the likes. There is a lot of black folks and people of color still waiting in line to get an opportunity. The ratio in hollywood is not fair at all, thats why sometimes i feel i dont even care for our Genevieve and the likes to go hollywood route, I dont want them to be waiting in line like the majority of black hollywood counterparts always are. Daniel Lee did a great job with Precious and I hope he does more good work in the future.
credit/source: and

Keshia Knight Pulliam (lil Rudy Huxtable all Grown up)

Keshia accepting her Award

Actress Kimberly Elise

Newly Engaged Journee Smollett and her Boo
(i love this girl - excellent young black actress)

Tchina Arnold, Chris Rock and Journee Smollett

Newly Engaged American Next Top Model former Winner Eva and her boo actor Lance Gross

Singer and New mom Jill Scott

Actress Gabrielle Union
Actresses Essence Atkins and Gabrielle Union

Hollywood D- Z listers whose name i dont quite remember

Singer ...."Mz Keri Baby...." nice dress

Ms Keri wins

Young Child Actress Keke Palmer
(like Journee Smollet i love this chic - she is definately the future Angela Bassett- she is only 16yrs old yet such a great actress - if u have young kids i suggest you buy them movie "Akeelah & the Bee - Ms Prestidigitation :lol - i mentioned her in my blog article about Nollywood Child Actors vs Hollywood Child Actors)

Kekes Palmer well deserve Award - Congrats

Keke Palmer making her acceptance speech

Raven Symone (lil Olivia from the Cosby Show)

Our Haitian American Actress Garcelle Beaveau

From L to R: Journee, ?, Eva, Tchina and Lance

Tyler Perry and our Legend Actress Cicely Tyson (love me some Cicely)

Tyler Perry accepting his well deserved award
He said quote: We don't have to wait for somebody to greenlight our own projects. We can create our own intersections.- Tyler Perry

Tyler and actress Taraji Henson (and NO i doubt dating - she is just Tyler's friend who starred in his last production movie: "I can do Bad by myself")

Actress Taraji P Henson (love the hair, dress & earrings)

Toni Braxton (she is coming back yall - watch out for this summer release)

Keshia Knight Pulliam showing off her award

Maxwell during the acceptance speech
(to all the Maxwell Fans he is touring with Jill Scott starting in May 2010 - I just cant wait for this)

Morgan Freeman
(one of the very few black hollywoodians who is always blessed with constant job - GREAT ACTOR)

Quentin Terrantino and Kimberly Elise giving Mr Freeman his Award

New Actress Gabby Sidibe during her Acceptance Speech
(The movie "Precious" which she starred in won 6 image awards)

Actress Monique Accepts her Award
(Congrats to her for her Oscar Nomination for "Precious" - Oscar Awards is Next Week Mar 7)


Anonymous said...

Max is touring w/ Jill Scott, not Sade.

Eric said...

Way to go!

Tell It Like It is said...

Thanks for the correction - I guess its my wishful thinking to see Sade in concert as i have always wished my whole life :lol:

Favor's Heart said...

Lovely ...lovely...lots of my favorite acts got awards.

Keke Palmer's looking all grown and ready to take on the world.

Adwoa said...

Nice photos....I really enjoyed watching NAACP awards!! I love Eva and Lance Gross picture.....stunning!
I remember Eva from America's Nest Top Model...she was young and beautiful but looks more rediant now!!

IamJustEvelyn said...

hey, "?" is Paula Patton :)

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