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Moonlight, Queen Sugar Among Top Winners at 48th NAACP Image Awards

Submitted by on February 13, 2017 – 12:49 pmNo Comment
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On Saturday, the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards were handed out during a star-studded ceremony in Pasadena, CA. Winners include the critically-acclaimed film Moonlight and TV shows Queen Sugar (OWN), Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN) and Atlanta (FX):

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Mahershala AliMoonlight
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: Moonlight
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry JenkinsMoonlight
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry JenkinsMoonlight
Outstanding Drama Series: Queen Sugar
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: Iyanla: Fix My Life
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta

In an unusual moment, Denzel Washington, who won “Best Actor” for Fences, gave a heartfelt shout out to Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, applauding him for his perseverance and success.

“I’m particularly proud and happy about the young filmmakers, actors, singers, writers, producers that are coming up behind my generation. In particular, Barry Jenkins. Young people, understand…this young man made 10, 15, 20 short films before he got the opportunity to make MOONLIGHT. So, never give up. Without commitment, you’ll never start. But more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.”

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