Empire Star Taraji P Henson Was Awarded An Image Award At The NAACP Awards
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Image Award At The NAACP Awards
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Referencing the 'Oscarssowhite' controversy, the 45-year-old declared: 'We don't need to ask for ask for acceptance from ANYONE. WE are enough.'
“We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough, we’ve been enough and we always will be enough,” said “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson while accepting her award for outstanding actress in a drama series.
“Empire” and “black-ish” topped the television category, both winning three awards.
“Creed’s” Michael B. Jordan also won big, grabbing the awards for outstanding actor in a motion picture and entertainer of the year.
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“Straight Outta Compton” was honored with the award for outstanding motion picture.
“We need to do away with the myth that black film doesn’t have a foreign market, because it does,” “Scandal’s” Joe Morton told Variety before the show, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
“There needs to be somebody who’s either black or brown who’s in a position to greenlight major motion pictures, to tell those stories on that level.
I know that Miss Boone wants to make the [Academy’s] membership more diverse, which will be a big help,” he said.
Morton nabbed the NAACP Image Award for outstanding actor in a drama series, which was presented in a non-televised awards ceremony Thursday night.