Articles: Spike Lee, Clive Davis Receive Special Honors At The Image Awards




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Samantha Ofole-Prince

Some of the biggest names in film, television and music were in attendance at the annual NAACP Image Awards where veteran filmmaker Spike Lee and music mogul Clive Davis were honored.

Spike Lee

Will Smith, Common, Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Tracee Ellis Ross, Larenz Tate, Kerry Washington, David Oyelowo, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Uzo Aduba, Quvenzhané Wallis and Gabrielle Union were just some of the many celebrities who attended the ceremony which was hosted by Anthony Anderson.

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks presented the President’s Award to Spike Lee and Russell Simmons presented the NAACP Vanguard Award to Clive Davis.

Clive Davis

“Selma,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Black-ish” earned top honors and Taraji P. Henson took home two prizes for Actress in a Motion Picture (“No Good Deed”) and Entertainer of the Year.

Now in its 46th year, the award show celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. 

The individual winners are as follows:

Entertainer of the Year: Taraji P. Henson
Outstanding Motion Picture: Selma
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: David Oyelowo
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Taraji P. Henson
Outstanding Comedy Series: Black-ish
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Laurence Fishburne Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Yara Shahidi
Outstanding Drama Series: How to Get Away with Murder
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Shemar Moore
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Khandi Alexander

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