Anthony Anderson hosted the show for a fourth time and called it the “Oprah For President Headquarters” before bringing out six women with a powerful message.
Kerry Washington, Lena Waithe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laverne Cox, Jurnee-Smollett-Bell and Angela Robinson delivered a powerful #Time’ Up speech and urged people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
The first award of the night was for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and it went to Octavia Spencer for her role in Gifted.
Yara Shahidi and Issa Rae presented the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series to the show’s host, Anthony Anderson, marking his fourth win. He thanked black-ish creator, Kenya Barris, for “creating the best show on television right now” and acknowledged his real-life family including his 94-year-old grandmother, wife, daughter and son, who he noted “had nothing to do with this.”
Overall, the night’s big winners were black-ish (Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series) and Power, which nabbed Outstanding Drama Series and earned Omari Hardwick a trophy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.
Danny Glover was honored with the NAACP President’s Award and William Lucy took home the NAACP Chairman’s Award.
Take a look at the full winner’s list:
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture:
Octavia Spencer – Gifted
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson – black-ish
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series:
Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series:
Omari Hardwick – Power
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series:
Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Outstanding Drama Series:
Outstanding Comedy Series:
Outstanding Motion Picture:
Girl’s Trip (Universal Pictures)
Entertainer of the Year: