Trevor Noah, 'Black Panther' and More Are Honored at the Prestigious 50th NAACP Image Awards
"The power of this moment to us really feels like the power of Pan-Africanism," Danai Gurira says at the ceremony.
The NAACP Image Awards is one of the few premiere cultural moments that celebrates to accomplishments of people of color in television, music, literature, film and social justice. In its 50th year, the awards ceremony went down this past weekend at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, honoring notables who won awards based on public audience votes.
This year's nominees was only a peek into how the African diaspora has continued to build, connect and be recognized for their efforts in telling more stories that reflect our diversity as a global black community.
"The power of this moment to us really feels like the power of Pan-Africanism," Danai Gurira says, while joining the Black Panther cast stage as they swept the awards ceremony that evening. "The beauty of this project is that we as a diaspora made this film successful—and we're just getting started as a diaspora—we're just getting started."
Take a look at some winners of note below.
Black Panther: The Album | Kendrick Lamar, SZA feat. 2Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Saudi, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok, SOB x RBE, Jorja Smith, Anderson.Paak, Ab Soul, Reason, Zacari, Babes Wodumo, Sjava, Travis Scott
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah | Trevor Noah, Steve Budow, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang, Dan Amira, Lauren Sarver Means, Daniel Radosh, David Angelo, Devin Trey Delliquanti, Zachary DiLanzo
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
This Is Us - "This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life" (ABC) | Kay Oyegun
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Black Panther | Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Black Panther | Ryan Coogler
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Black Panther | Chadwick Boseman
Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture
Black Panther | Letitia Wright
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Black Panther | Michael B. Jordan
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Black Panther | Danai Gurira
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureBlack Panther