‘Just Mercy,’ Lizzo, big winner sa NAACP Image Awards

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Wagi bilang entertaine­r of the year si Lizzo habang nakuha naman ng Just Mercy ang best motion picture award, best actor at best supporting actor sa NAACP Image Awards, isang show na kumikilala sa mga entertaine­rs ng color ladled honors sa mga pelikula na hindi kinilala ng bigger awarding shows throughout awards season.

“We are such a beautiful people, this is just a reminder of all the beautiful things that we can do,” pahayag ni Lizzo sa pagtanggap nito ng award.

Pinangunah­an ng host na si Anthony Anderson ang pagbubukas ng show, na ipinalabas sa BET for the first time, kasama ng monologue na tila patama sa “lack of diversity” ng Oscars at ng iba pang Hollywood’s ceremonies na nagbigay ng mga awards ngayong taon.

“Unlike other awards shows, we actually have black nominees,” pahayag ni Anderson.

Tila patama ang pahayag ni Anderson sa Just Mercy, ang acclaimed film na hindi kinilala sa Oscars, Golden Globes at iba pang ceremonies.

Wagi si Michael B. Jordan na won best actor para sa motion picture sa kanyang pagganap bilang crusading defense attorney at si Jamie Foxx bilang best supporting actor bilang wrongly convicted man.

“This project is a lot bigger than me. It’s about every person that’s wrongfully convicted and sitting in a jail cell right now,” pahayag ni Jordan sa pagtanggap nitong award.

Nakuha naman ni Foxx ang fifth career image award sa kanyang role sa “Just Mercy,”na sinabing, “Thank you so much, black people, African-Americans, and everything else we are.”

Dagdag pa nito, “Its always great to get it from black folks because we are so talented.”

Wagi rin si Lupita Nyong’o para sa best actress bilang bida ng pelikulang Us, at ang 15-anyos na si Marsai Martin para sa best supporting actress sa kanyang role sa Little, tinalo nito ang mga superstar names kabilang sina Jennifer Lopez, Janelle Monae at Octavia Spencer.

Nadagdagan pa ng award si Martin, para sa kanyang role sa Little at black-ish para sa non-televised first night ng Image Awards. “Thank you to all the beautiful black girls out there who inspire me every day,” pahayag ng 15anyos na aktres sa pagtanggap ng supporting actress award.

Wagi naman ang black-ish cast mate niya, si Tracee Ellis Ross bilang best actress sa TV comedy series.

“I love being a part of this ever-growing chorus of black women owning our legacies,” pahayag ni Ross sa pagtanggap ng award.

Samantala, big winner din ang black-ish, na nag-uwi ng pitong awards sa show, kanilang ang best TV comedy at best actor in a TV comedy para kay Anderson.

Iginawad naman kay civil rights legend U.S. Rep. John Lewis ng Georgia ang Chairman’s Award, na ibinibigay sa mga tao na nagpakita ng exemplary public service at “create agents of change.”

“The NAACP has been like a bridge over troubled waters,” pahayag ni Lewis, sa pre-taped acceptance speech nito mula Washington. “We’re going to have some more troubled waters, and we’re going to need the NAACP.”

Tumanggap naman si Rihanna ng NAACP President’s Award para sa special achievemen­t at distinguis­hed public service.

“If there’s anything that I’ve learned, it’s that we can only fix this world together,” pahayag ni Rihanna. “We can’t do it divided. Tell your friends to pull up.”

Dagdag pa nito, “We’ve been denied opportunit­ies since the beginning of time, and still we prevail ... Imagine what we can do if we do it together.”

Wagi rin sa show si Beyoncé na kumuha ng six awards, kabilang ang outstandin­g female artist at album, won outstandin­g duo/group para sa kanyang collaborat­ion with her 8-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, at Saint Jhn.

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