Actors Gabrielle Union, left, and Keegan-Michael Key ignite laughs onstage.
Michael B. Jordan wins awards for outstanding actor in a motion picture award for “Creed” and Entertainer of the Year.
Actress Viola Davis presents the award for outstanding actor in a motion picture.
Actor Don Cheadle, from left, director Spike Lee, actors Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laurence Fishburne and Terrence Howard are among the A-listers at the ceremony.
Actress Taraji P. Henson accepts the award for outstanding actress in a drama series for “Empire.”
Actors Morris Chestnut, left, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell announce the nominees in the actress in a drama series category.
Director F. Gary Gray accepts award for outstanding motion picture for “Straight Outta Compton” with several cast members.
Actors Darby Stanchfield, left, and Kerry Washington join the festivities.
Actor Terrence Howard accepts the award for outstanding actor in a drama series for “Empire.”
Actors Tika Sumpter, left, and Ken Jeong have fun onstage as Jeong pretends to receive an award himself.
Recording artist John Legend performs onstage before receiving the President’s Award.
Singer-songwriter John Legend accepts the President’s Award.
Actresses LeToya Luckett, left, and Wendy Raquel Robinson pair up to announce a winning contender.
The cast and crew of “Black-ish” accept the award for outstanding comedy series.
Actor Sylvester Stallone introudces the film “Creed.”
Actors (and spouses) Julius Tennon and Viola Davis strike a pose.
David Ramsey, left, and Teyonah Parris present the award for outstanding drama series.
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross celebrates her win for outstanding actress in a comedy series for “Black-ish.”
Rapper-actor-producer Ice Cube, left, and his son, actor O’Shea Jackson Jr., work the camera.
Actresses Gabrielle Union, from left, Taraji P. Henson, Loretta Devine, Tika Sumpter and Jada Pinkett Smith shine for the camera.
Director Spike Lee and actress Teyonah Parris from the film “Chi-Raq” graced the affair.
Actor Anthony Anderson accepts the award for outstanding actor in a comedy series for “Black-ish.”
Actresses Kerry Washington, left, and Gina Rodriguez take the stage.
Model Chrissy Teigen, left, and her husband, singer-songwriter John Legend, graced the affair.
Actor Jussie Smollett sings one of John Legend’s hit songs.
Actors Will Smith, right, and Jada Pinkett Smith join the festivities.
Alice Smith gives a rendition of “Glory,” a song for which John Legend and Common won an Academy Award.
Actresses Gabrielle Union, from left, Loretta Devine and Tika Sumpter share a laugh.
Actress Sanaa Lathan accepts the award for outstanding actress in a motion picture for “The Perfect Guy.”
Actor O’Shea Jackson Jr., left, and his father, rapper-actor-producer Ice Cube, present the award for oustanding actress in a motion picture.
Host Anthony Anderson raps onstage to boot.
Roslyn Brock, NAACP chairman of the National Board of Directors, honors the nominees.
Actors Will Smith, left, and Terrence Howard catch up at the awards show.