The 44th Annul NAACP Image Awards was a walk in the park for Kerry Washington, racking up awards for her roles in both the controversial Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained and the ABC television drama Scandal, Washington was also presented with NAACP President’s Award, in recognition of special achievement and exceptional public service. Washington, who serves on President Obama’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, spoke about her activism.
“Just as we must ensure that ‘We the People’ includes all Americans regardless of race, class, gender and sexual orientation,” she said, “we must also work to make sure that the stories we tell, the movies we make, the television we produce, the theatre we stage, the novels we publish are inclusive in all those same ways.”
Alongside Washington were many other winners, such as The Game (BET) winning Comedy Series of the year and Lance Gross took home an award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS). To have a look at the others who received an NAACP Image Award visit EBONY/Entertainment & Culture !