This Might Be The Most Lit NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Ever

February 13, 2017  |  
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If you were looking for a sign of Black Hollywood’s wokeness, the NAACP Image Awards is it. In a time where complaints about the lack of opportunities for actors of color, particularly in film, continue to rise, it appears Black actors and actresses made a special point to attend the NAACP Image Awards this past Saturday, recognizing it as a place where their talent is always welcome and celebrated.

Of course there’s always a good turnout at the annual award show, but this year seemed to have more star power than ever, which may just be a testament to how many great shows and movies with Black stars came out this past year, or a show of solidarity with the plight of people of color on screen and off. Either way, the red carpet was most definitely something to see. Take a look at the highlights.

Celebrities and Honorees in the press room at the 48th NAACP Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center
Featuring: Tracee Ellis Ross
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 12 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Tracee Ellis Ross

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Kerry Washington
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Kerry Washington

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Tika Sumpter
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Tika Sumpter

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Tasha Smith
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Tasha Smith

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Yara Shahidi
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Yara Shahidi

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Letoya Lucket and Aldis Hodge
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Valerie Brooks/WENN.com

Letoya Lucket and Aldis Hodge

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Regina King
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Regina King

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Andra Day
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Andra Day

 

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Naturi Naughton
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Naturi Naughton

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Gabourey Sidibe
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Valerie Brooks/WENN.com

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Laverne Cox
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Laverne Cox

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Issa Rae
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Kofi Siriboe, Kwesi Boakye, Kwame Boateng
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Kofi Siriboe and brothers Kwesi Boakye and Kwame Boateng

48th NAACP Image Awards Arrivals at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Dawn-Lynn Gardner
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Dawn-Lynn Gardner

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Rutina Wesley
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Rutina Wesley

48th NAACP Image Awards Arrivals at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Tina Lifford
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Tina Lifford

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Lynn Whitfield
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Lynn Whitfield

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Bianca Lawson
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Bianca Lawson

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Mike Colter, Iva Colter
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Mike and Iva Colter

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Tiffany Haddish
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Tiffany Haddish

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Niecy Nash
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Niecy Nash

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Grace Gealey Byers, Trai Byers
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Grace Gealey and Trai Byers

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jussie Smollett
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jussie Smollet

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Omarosa Manigault Stallworth
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Omarosa Manigault Stallworth

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sterling K. Brown
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe

Celebrities and Honorees in the press room at the 48th NAACP Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center
Featuring: Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Jeannie Mai

48th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Terrance Howard, Guest
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Terrence Howard and wife

48th NAACP Image Awards Arrivals at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Tamela Mann, David Mann
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

David and Tamela Mann

48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Conference Center – Arrivals
Featuring: Trevor Noah, Jordyn Taylor
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 11 Feb 2017
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Trevor Noah and Jordyn Taylor

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