'Selma,' 'Scandal' actors among early winners at NAACP Image Awards

'Selma,' 'Equalizer' 'Scandal' among winners of early NAACP Image Awards

The 46th NAACP Image Awards announced winners Thursday evening in 45 categories during a gala dinner at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Awards were presented in several film and television categories, as well as in literature and recording. The event was not televised.

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On the motion picture side, Common and Carmen Ejogo won supporting actor and actress awards for "Selma."

Antoine Fuqua was the recipient of the director award for "The Equalizer," and "Belle" won honors for independent motion picture and writing for Misan Sagay.

"Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People" received the Image Award for documentary.

Among television shows, "Scandal," "The Trip to Bountiful" and "black-ish" were cited in multiple wins.

"Trip to Bountiful" won three Image Awards, for television movie, miniseries or dramatic special and actress and actor awards in that category for Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood.

Joe Morton and Khandi Alexander took home supporting actor and actress in a drama series honors for "Scandal." And Laurence Fishburne and Yara Shahidi earned supporting honors for the comedy "black-ish."

Other TV winners Thursday evening included Carl Franklin for director of a drama series for Chapter 14 of "House of Cards," Ken Whittingham for directing in a comedy series for "Parks and Recreation," and Reggie Bythewood for directing a TV movie for "Gun Hill."

Winners in the 10 remaining categories, including feature film, actor and actress will be announced Friday evening in a ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and telecast on TV One.

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