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The NAACP celebrated the stellar achievements of the 51st NAACP Image Awards winners during a special ceremony which was broadcast live on BET, Feb. 22 from the Pasadena Civic Center Auditorium. Winners of the night included Lizzo for Entertainer of the Year; Angela Bassett, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series “9-1-1;” Jamie Foxx, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture “Just Mercy;” Lupita Nyong’o, Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture “Us;” Marsai Martin, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture “Little.” During the ceremony, NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, presented global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, with the President’s Award which is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service. Photos by Sandra Sims 


Angela Bassett, Rihanna


Marsai Martin, Matthew A. Cherry


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