The 49th NAACP Image Awards handed out awards tonight at the Pasadena’s Civic Auditorium. ABC’s black-ish swept the comedy category in television while Power snagged Outstanding Drama. Breakout comedy Girls Trip won for Outstanding Motion Picture and Ava DuVernay took the top prize of Entertainer of the Year.

Power star Omari Hardwick won for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series on the movie end Daniel Kaluuya won for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Jordan Peele “woke” thriller Get Out. “I don’t think you’re allowed to beat Denzel Washington in acting competition!” Kaluuya said during his acceptance speech. Both Hardwick and Kaluuya were first-time NAACP Image Awards winners.

Danny Glover was honored with the prestigious NAACP President’s Award while other winners of the evening included Taraji P. Henson for Empire as well as Octavia Spencer for Gifted. The full list of tonight’s winners can be read below.

Entertainer of the Year: Ava DuVernay

Outstanding Motion Picture: Girls Trip

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Outstanding Drama Series: Power

NAACP President’s Award: Danny Glover

NAACP Chairman’s Awards: William Lucy

Outstanding Comedy Series: black-ish

Music Makes a Difference Honor: Charlie Wilson

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Omari Hardwick, Power

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Outstanding Actor Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Outstanding Actress Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer, Gifted

Non-televised winners from last night included more honors for Get Out and Girls Trip. You can read the complete list of last night’s winners here.

From host Anthony Anderson taking jabs at Omarosa in his opening dialogue to Danny Glover getting the NAACP President’s Award for his philanthropic work to ESPN’s Jemele Hill riffing on her Twitter spat with Trump, the ceremony was filled with political talk and social awareness. Read how it all went down in the live blog below.

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It’s showtime! black-ish star Anthony Anderson is taking the stage as host…for the fourth time! Fourth time’s a charm…

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Anderson coming out referring to the NAACP Image Awards as “Oprah For President Headquarters” and taking jabs at Trump.

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Anderson jokes that black-ish is the Hillary Clinton of TV because they can’t win an award other than an Image Award.

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Anderson takes on Omarosa: “Even Taylor Swift and Kanye West agree they hate Omarosa.”

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Anthony Anderson brings out Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lena Waithe, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Angela Robinson and Laverne Cox to talk about Time’s Up and urging people to vote in mid-term elections.

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WINNER: Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer, Gifted

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FUN FACT: Octavia Spencer was nominated last year for her supporting role in Hidden Figures. Her Hidden Figures co-star Taraji P. Henson won for Outstanding Actress.

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Outstanding actor in a comedy series is up next 

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Anthony Anderson is the favorite of this category 

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WINNER: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, black-ish

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Anderson wins for the fourth time, thanking all the women in his life and his son, “who had nothing to do with this”

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This marks Anderson’s 4th NAACP Image Award win for his role as patriarch Andre Johnson in black-ish.

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Chadwick Boseman (aka T’Challa aka Black Panther) takes the stage for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.

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WINNER: Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series – Taraji P. Henson, Empire

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WINNER: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Anthony Anderson, black-ish

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WINNER: Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture – Octavia Spencer, Gifted

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Henson was not present at the ceremony 

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Terry Crews and Jay Pharoah (with his spot-on Jay Z impression) take the stage to present Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.

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I’m leaning towards Issa Rae for this one!

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WINNER: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

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Ross and Anderson are both four-time winners in the comedy acting category 

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This is Ross’ 4th win as matriarch Rainbow Johnson in black-ish — and her 7th NAACP Image Award. She previously won for her role in Girlfriends.

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Ross leads a brief meditation session as she accepts her award onstage. 

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“I always wanted to grow up to be a girl on stage in a sparkly dress — I wonder where I got that idea.” Ross in her acceptance speech referring to her mother — and one of the original divas — Diana Ross.

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There’s a trend of everyone on stage encouraging people to go out and vote…and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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“When we speak up and use our voice, we have so much power. It’s important that we vote.” – Ross during her acceptance speech.

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Sonequa Martin-Green and Danai Gurira grace the stage (both looking gorgeous) to present the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.

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My money is on Sterling K Brown for outstanding actor in a drama series 

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WINNER: Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series – Omari Hardwick, Power

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Hardwick is a first-time winner.

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That’s a surprise — was expecting Brown to take that one. He won last year for This Is Us.

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Hardwick thanks Common in his accceptance speech calling him his “damn look alike.”

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Halle Berry taking the stage…looking like she hasn’t aged AT ALL.

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Berry says this is the first time the NAACP Image Awards has been on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Berry presents the special “Music Makes a Difference” Honor to music legend Charlie Wilson.

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For those of you who don’t know who Charlie Wilson is — he’s the former lead singer of The Gap Band. If you don’t know who The Gap Band is, Google “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”…or the song he is singing right now, “I’m Blessed.”

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Berry presents the special “Music Makes a Difference Honor” to music legend Charlie Wilson.

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For the first time in Image Awards history, the general public was able to vote in 36 core categories. In the past, voting privileges had been reserved for NAACP members only.

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Jemele Smith is on stage doing a bit riffing on her interaction with Trump before presenting the award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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WINNER: Outstanding Comedy Series: black-ish

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As per last year, Black-ish sweeps up the core comedy categories. 

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I was rooting for Insecure for this one, but I don’t mind black-ish taking the trophy.

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“It’s important to see what a beautiful black family looks like on TV” says Ross while accepting the award. 

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Jenifer Lewis hams it up on stage accepting the award and takes the opportunity to promote her book!

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Jemele Smith is on stage doing a bit riffing on her Twitter interaction with Trump before presenting the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. “The president, he’s doing a fine job.” Of course, she’s referring to the NAACP president Derrick Johnson. 

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Labor union organizer William Lucy is tonight’s recipient of the NAACP Chairman’s Award.

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Taking the stage for a musical performance is Andra Day singing Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit.” 

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Day is now joined on stage by Common to sing “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall.

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She has on broken handcuffs as bracelets, in what can only be symbolic to the empowering tone of the song.

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NAACP president Derrick Johnson takes the stage to encourage everyone to “take change” and says we must make “democracy work for all.”

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Johnson uses the call to action to lead into presenting the NAACP President’s Award to Danny Glover.

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Glover’s career has spanned over 30 years, with notable roles in films like the Lethal Weapon series, The Color Purple, and Angels In The Outfield, to name a few. 

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FUN FACT: Last year’s recipient of the President’s Award was John Legend.

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Glover is known for wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.

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Glover quotes James Baldwin in his acceptance speech: “‘We cannot tell ourselves the truth about our past, we become trapped in it’ — this is especially true about race in America.”

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“Labor rights are civil rights.” – Glover during his acceptance speech.

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WINNER: Outstanding Drama – Power

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This is Power’s first Image Award win. A visibly surprised creator Courtney Kemp looked to Black-ish creator Kenya Barris for some acceptance speech tips 

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The in memoriam segment highlights some major names in the industry including Charlie Murphy, Della Reese, Earle Hyman, Fats Domino, Al Jarreau, Robert Guillaume, Chuck Berry, Dick Gregory, and many others.

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And they aptly played Boys II Men’s “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” 

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Outstanding actor in a motion picture is up next…

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Golden Globe winner Sterling K. Brown up to present Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.

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WINNER: Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture – Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

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Kaluuya is a first time nominee and winner: “You think this is normal, this isn’t normal for me”

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“I don’t think you’re allowed to beat Denzel Washington in acting competition!” – Kaluuya during his acceptance speech.

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“Thank you for making us feel included,” Kaluuya to Get Out director Jordan Peele.

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We’ve hit the final stretch. Two more awards to go.

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WINNER: Outstanding Motion Picture – Girls Trip

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Producer Will Packer made sure to show some love to the ladies from Haiti and Africa 

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We’ve reach the end, almost on time. 

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The final award of Entertainer of the Year is being presented by the lovely Mary J. Blige!

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WINNER: Entertainer of the Year: Ava DuVernay

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Can you believe this is DuVernay’s first win!

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“I’m a director! I shouldn’t be up here!” – said DuVernay upon accepting the award.

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DuVernay is shouting out a glorious list of black creators in film and television before giving love to Black Panther and her own A Wrinkle in Time. “This is our time! We can say we were here when it was happening!”

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DuVernay’s impassioned speech was the perfect way to end an award ceremony celebrating Black excellence on MLK’s day.  “Have the dream, live the dream”

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And that’s a wrap! Thanks for following our live coverage of the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards!