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NAACP Image Awards: Taraji P. Henson Says ‘We Don’t Need to Ask for Acceptance From Anyone’

6 February 2016 7:57 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood’s elite celebrated the year’s efforts to diversify entertainment Friday night at the NAACP Image Awards, where awards season diversity reigned as a hot topic in the wake of the controversy surrounding 2016’s Oscar nominations.

“We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough, we’ve been enough and we always will be enough,” said “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson while accepting her award for outstanding actress in a drama series. “Empire” and “black-ish” topped the television category, both winning three awards.

Creed’s” Michael B. Jordan also won big, grabbing the awards for outstanding actor in a motion picture and entertainer of the year.  “Straight Outta Compton” was honored with the award for outstanding motion picture.

“We need to do away with the myth that black film doesn’t have a foreign market, because it does,” “Scandal’s” Joe Morton told Variety before the show, »

- Alyssa Sage

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NAACP Image Awards: Taraji P. Henson Says ‘We Don’t Need to Ask for Acceptance From Anyone’

6 February 2016 7:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood’s elite celebrated the year’s efforts to diversify entertainment Friday night at the NAACP Image Awards, where awards season diversity reigned as a hot topic in the wake of the controversy surrounding 2016’s Oscar nominations.

“We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough, we’ve been enough and we always will be enough,” said “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson while accepting her award for outstanding actress in a drama series. “Empire” and “black-ish” topped the television category, both winning three awards.

Creed’s” Michael B. Jordan also won big, grabbing the awards for outstanding actor in a motion picture and entertainer of the year.  “Straight Outta Compton” was honored with the award for outstanding motion picture.

“We need to do away with the myth that black film doesn’t have a foreign market, because it does,” “Scandal’s” Joe Morton told Variety before the show, »

- Alyssa Sage

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