NAACP Awards 2019


Chaz Young, Staff Writer

This past Saturday, the TV1 network presented the NAACP Awards celebrated fifty years of awarding awards. The NAACP  is an annual awards ceremony presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to honor outstanding performances in television, film, literature, music, crew work and much more.

Anthony Anderson continue his role as host for the fourth year a row, in addition to his hosting duties of the program, Anderson took home an NAACP award for outstanding actor in a comedy series. In addition to the many big winners, the movie Black Panther was anhost of awards for performances of its many actors and production crew, to even music.

Actress Taraji P. Henson won for best actress in a drama television series for her role as Cookie Lyon in the Fox’s series Empire, Omari Hardwick won for best actor in a drama television series for his role as James St. Patrick in the Starz series Power.

Actor Michael B. Jordan won Best supporting actor in a motion picture for his role in Black Panther, while powerhouse Beyonce won for Entertainer of the Year, Chadwick Boseman won best actor in a motion picture for his performance also in Black Panther.

Amandla Stenberg won best actress in a motion picture for her movie performance in the film The Hate U Give. Tracee Ellis Ross won for best actress in a comedy series. To also include, Power won for best drama show, Black Panther won for best motion Ppcture and Black-ish won for Best Comedy Series. The 50th anniversary of the NAACP Awards went well throughout the night, however, there was some controversy.

Much of the cast of the drama series Empire didn’t not show-up, including actor and singer Jussie Smollett who is at the center of the controversy. Jussie Smollett who’s been accused of staging a false attack and who was also recently cleared of all charges was nominated for best supporting actor in a drama series, chosen also as one the highlighter jokes of comedian Chris Rock when he was introducing one the NAACP categories. In a night were new actors meet veteran actors, actors and crew were celebrated by seeing the recognition of the beauty, as far as people of colored concern.

A special highlight was when presidential hopefuls Cory Booker and Kamala Harris made a special appearance halfway through the show talking about the importance of voting and the future of our country. The NAACP Awards will be back on the airways next Spring, let’s see what the NAACP brings for the fifty years.