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'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards

'Selma' wins best picture for 2014 at the NAACP Image Awards

"Selma," the historical drama about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his crusade in 1965 to secure equal voting rights, won outstanding film of 2014 on Friday evening at the 46th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

The film, which is nominated for a best picture Oscar, also won an Image lead actor award for David Oyelowo as the civil rights leader. In a separate ceremony Thursday, Common and Carmen Ejogo received supporting actor and actress honors for the film

Taraji P. Henson won two awards, entertainer of the year and outstanding actress in a film for the thriller "No Good Deed."

On the television front, ABC's "Black-ish" was the big winner, earning honors for outstanding comedy series and actor and actress in a comedy series for Image Award host Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. The show also won Image Awards on Thursday for supporting actress and actor.

ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder" won Image Awards Friday evening for outstanding dramatic series and lead actress for Viola Davis. Shemar Moore won outstanding actor in a drama series for CBS' "Criminal Minds."

Filmmaker Spike Lee received the group's President's Award;  record producer and music business executive Clive Davis was the recipient of the Vanguard Award; and U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. earned the NAACP Chairman's Award for public service.

The Image Awards were voted on by members of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, which is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the U.S. Friday evening's event was telecast on TV One.

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