Kerry Washington was a big winner at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards Friday night (Feb. 1), taking home two individual awards and sharing in a third.
Washington won best actress in a drama series for “Scandal,” and the show also won the award for best drama. She also won the award for best supporting actress in a movie for her role in “Django Unchained.”
Other movie winners included “Red Tails” for best motion picture, Denzel Washington for best actor in “Flight,” Viola Davis for best actress in “Won’t Back Down” and Samuel L. Jackson for best supporting actor in “Django Unchained.”
TV honorees included LL Cool J (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”), Cassi Davis and Lance Gross (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”), Omar Epps (“House”) and Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives”). BET’s “The Game” was named best comedy series.
Usher and Alicia Keys won the best male and female artist awards in the music field, and Whitney Houston was posthumously given two awards, for best song (“I Look to You,” with R. Kelly) and album (“I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston”).
You can see all the nominees and winners at the Image Awards site.