The 2015 NAACP Image Awards were held last night (Feb. 6), and Taraji P. Henson, Selma and Black-ish were the stars of the show. The Empire actress, was crowned Entertainer of the Year, as well as Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for No Good Deed. And while critics still reel over the Oscars snub for Ava DuVernay’s Selma, the film was awarded the Outstanding Motion Picture award. Black-ish snatched up the most trophies, however. Winning Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Anthony Anderson), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Laurence Fishburne) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Yara Shahidi), the ABC hit show ruled the night. Tracee Ellis Ross, who was crowned Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, gave an inspiring acceptance speech in honor of womanhood. “I just want to say this. I love being a woman. I love playing a woman. I love being a whole and full woman. I am more than my parts, and we all are,” she said. “And we all, as women, need to continue to change our gaze from how we are seen to how we are seeing. We are full and beautiful women, and let us live in that. I love being a mother on TV. And all I have to say is, I hope that life imitates art or art imitates life and that marriage and babies are around the corner.” Shahidi, who plays Zoey on Black-ish, was also congratulated by her cousin, Nas, on her big win:
Congrats to my little cousin @officialyarashahidi on winning an Image Award! The family is proud of you!
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Peep the full list of 2015 NAACP Image Awards winners here.