NAACP Image Award Winners and our favorites that unfortunately lost

The dailymail reports winners and some of our favorite artist that unfortunately didn’t anything. The image below is our favorite, Taraji P. Henson – who portrays Cookie Lyon in the television series, was the talk of the night because of her acceptance speech.
Made a statement: Taraji P. Henson won an NAACP Award on Friday night for her role as Cookie Lyon in the Fox drama Empire and used the moment to tell her peers they don't need 'to ask for acceptance from anyone'

Yes of coarse when she was accepting her award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Taraji made, what is believed to be the Oscars debate reference, when she said: “We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough.”

Authentic: The actress, 45, made it clear that the scandal surrounding the lack of African-Americans nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards should not define her community

Winner: A delighted Tarajoi received her award from actor Morris Chestnut with whom she starred in the 2009 film Not Easily Broken

Happy: Taraji embraced the moment as she received a standing ovation from the audience at the awards show

Exuberant: Terrence Howard who won Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series for his role as Lucius Lyon on Empire also gave an inspiring acceptance speech

Fancy seeing you here: Will Smith gave Terrence a warm greeting as they exchanged pleasantries ahead of the ceremony held in Pasadena, California

Who, me?: Michael B. Jordan, 28, was overwhelmed at being chosen as Outstanding Actor for his performance in the film Creed

Congrats! The actor got a trophy and a kiss from Oscar winner Viola Davis who presented him with the award

Yayyy! Scandal's Kerry Washington helped Michael celebrate and posted this selfie on her Instagram

Disappointment: Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett were at the awards show where Will was nominated for his role in Concussion. But he lost out to Creed star Michael

Wow! Tracee Ellis Ross looked like she really didn't expect her name to be read out as Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series

Enjoyed the moment: The star of Black-ish relished her award and the applause

That's a shiny suit! Anthony Anderson picked up the trophy for Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series for Black-ish. He also did double duty as the host of the awards show

Heavy lifting: Straight Outta Compton star O'Shea jackson, Jr. posed backstage with two awards he got during the evening. He won a supporting actor award and the movie was named Outstanding Motion Picture

Fights for justice: Musician John Legend was recognized for his advocacy and humanitarianism with the NAACP's President's Award

Glorious: Taraji just lapped up the spotlight as she celebrated her win

Glorious: Taraji just lapped up the spotlight as she celebrated her win

Jordan proudly showed off his trophies backstage

John was a cool customer in a blue designer suit and shiny black shoes and a natty bow tie

A very happy O'Shea mugged for the cameras in the press room

Director F. Gary Grey, actor and awards show host Anthony and O'Shea shared a laugh backstage


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