2011 NAACP Image Awards

ESSENCE.COM Mar, 04, 2011

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Kerry Washington at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Halle Berry arrives in an Emilio Pucci gown at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Angela Bassett at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tia Mowry at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Amber Riley at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tatyana Ali at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Cicely Tyson at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Regina King arrives in a Love by Enzoani dress at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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LL Cool J and wife Simone Johnson at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Keshia Knight Pulliam at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tina Atkins-Campbell and Erica Atkins-Campbell of Mary Mary at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Dr. Courtney White and Michael Jai White at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Essence Atkins at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tamera Mowry at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Michael Ealy at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Anika Noni Rose wearing a beautiful Ina Soltani gown and Swarovski jewelry at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Niecy Nash at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Hill Harper at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kimberly Elise arrives in a Pamella Roland gown at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Common at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Host Holly Robinson Peete wears a Pamella Roland gown as she poses with Vanessa Williams backstage at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Presenters Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie onstage at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards.

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Terrence Howard accepts the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”

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Presenters Sofia Vergara and Blair Underwood onstage at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

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Presenters Benjamin Bratt and Viola Davis onstage at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

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Prince tries to calm the audience who burst into applause for him.

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Halle Berry gives Prince a hug, after he presents her with a statue for “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.”

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Halle Berry accepts the award for “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.”

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Tyler Perry wins the statue for “Best Directing for a Motion Picture” for the film “For Colored Girls.”

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Vanessa Williams accepts the statue for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on “Desperate Housewives.”

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The cast of “For Colored Girls” gathers on the stage at the NAACP Image Awards to accept the statue for “Outstanding Motion Picture.”

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Niecy Nash Scores A Pair of BiGRaudio Headphones at the NAACP Image Awards “Celebrity Retreat.”

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Preparing for his hosting duties, Wayne Brady bobs his head while trying on BiGRaudio black headphones backstage at the NAACP Image Awards “Celebrity Retreat”.