McQueen won for “Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture,” Lupita Nyong’o for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture,” John Ridley for “Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)” and the film itself won the biggest award of them all: “Outstanding Motion Picture.”
The NAACP honors greatness in the realm of film, television, music and arts, so there were a myriad of winners in over 20 categories. Some of the more notable went to John Legend for his single “All of Me,” Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu for their video “Queen,” Wendy Raquel Robinson and Brandy for their work on “The Game,” Tonya Lee Stone for her book about America’s first black paratropers and Iyanla Vanzant for OWN hit “Iyanla Fix My Life.”
For a complete list of the winners, click here. For red carpet pics, look no further than below.
“Sleepy Hollow” actress Nicole Beharie got extra love from me because she was the night’s red carpet standout. She slayed effortlessly in a Saint Laurent gown that hugged her body in all the right places and yet still managed to come off as nothing but classy.
Why this gorgeous and talented actress isn’t a bigger star is anyone’s guess.