Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.
Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."
When Washington collected her last prize of the night, she joked: "Wow, OK, this is the last time that I even have a shot to be up here, just in case you're getting sick of me."
But it wasn't all about the "Scandal" star. George Lucas' film about the Tuskegee Airmen, "Red Tails," was named Best Motion Picture, and "Flight's" Denzel Washington and "Won't Back Down's" Viola Davis took home Best Actor and Best Actress trophies.
Samuel L. Jackson won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Leonardo DiCaprio's sidekick in "Django Unchained," and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" picked up the Best Independent Motion Picture trophy.
As for television, winners included Don Cheadle (Actor in a Comedy Series for "House of Lies"), L.L. Cool J (Actor in a Drama Series for "NCIS: Los Angeles"), Omar Epps (Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "House M.D."), Vanessa Williams (Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Desperate Housewives"), and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Firelight").
Music honors went to Usher and Alicia Keys (Best Male and Female Artist,) while Whitney Houston was honored posthumously for Best Album (I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston) and Best Song (I Look To You).
CHECK OUT THE MAJOR WINNERS BELOW AND CLICK THROUGH THE FOLLOWING PAGES FOR PHOTOS!
Motion Picture - Red Tails
Actor in a Motion Picture - Denzel Washington (Flight)
Actress in a Motion Picture - Viola Davis (Won't Back Down)
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture - Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained)
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Kerry Washington (Django Unchained)
Independent Motion Picture - Beasts of the Southern Wild
International Motion Picture - The Intouchables
Documentary - On the Shoulders of Giants - The Story of the Greatest Team You've Never Heard Of
TV Comedy Series - The Game
Actor in a Comedy Series - Don Cheadle (House Of Lies)
Actress in a Comedy Series - Cassi Davis (Tyler Perry's House of Payne)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Lance Gross (Tyler Perry's House of Payne)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives)
Drama Series - Scandal
Actor in a Drama Series - LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles)
Actress in a Drama Series - Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Omar Epps (House M.D.)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy)
Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special - Steel Magnolias
Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special - Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Hallmark Hall of Fame's Firelight)
Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special - Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias)
Actor in a Daytime Drama Series - Kristoff St. John (The Young and the Restless)
Actress in a Daytime Drama Series - Tatyana Ali (The Young and the Restless)
News/ Information - (Series or Special) - Unsung
Talk Series - The View
Reality Series - Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Variety Series or Special - Black Girls Rock
Children's Program - Kasha and the Zulu King
Performance in a Youth/Children's Program - Loretta Devine (Doc McStuffins)
New Artist - Elle Varner
Male Artist - Usher
Female Artist - Alicia Keys
Duo, Group or Collaboration - Mary Mary
Jazz Album - The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection by The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Gospel Album - Go Get It by Mary Mary
Music Video - Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys
Song - I Look To You by Whitney Houston and R. Kelly
Album - I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
Spingarn Medal - Harry Belafonte