What You Won’t See On TV: Everybody Got Clean For The 2018 NAACP’s Non-Televised Awards Ceremony!
Take a peek and find out the winners from the 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised show when you go inside…
The 2018 NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Award Show was oozing with Black Excellence at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Cali. And we’ve got what you won’t see during the televised awards show that will air live tonight on TV One.
Several YBF actors and actresses were early winners and “Power” star Naturi Naughton was one of them.
The new mom, rocking a white John Paul Ataker pant suit, copped the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her on-screen role as mom Tasha St. Patrick in fave gully series, “Power.”
Contacts – check. Serve stance – check. It was a big night for our little sis in our head Marsai Martin. She’s growing up so fast! The cutie “black-ish” starlet, styling in a striped Christopher Bu dress and Loriblu booties, won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for her role as Diane Johnson in the hit ABC series.
Caleb McLaughlin was another YBF kid winner. He nabbed the Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series) award for his role as Lucas Sinclair (who has a new little boo on the show) in the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things." By the way, Netflix has renewed the 80s sci-fi thriller for season 3. Here.Fot.It.
Papa Pope! “Scandal” star Joe Morton was all smiles on the carpet before winning the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award.
“New Edition Story” star Woody McClain, who played Bobby Brown, was in the mix to accept the Outstanding Television Movie, Limited – Series or Dramatic Special award for the biopic on the hit 90s boy band.
“This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown is in the running for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, but we will not find out if he’s the winner until tonight.
He hit the carpet alongside his wife/”This Is Us” co-star Ryan Michelle Bathe. Love this flirty look on her.
"This Is Us" star Kelechi Watson, who plays Sterling’s on-screen wife, was in the running for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, but Naturi ended up taking home the award. However, she’s a FAB chick who slayed the hell out of her red carpet look.
Also, "This Is Us" has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.
Actress Samira Wiley was also in the running for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in "The Handmaid’s Tale." The "Orange Is The New Black" actress was hand in hand with her wife Lauren Morelli as they made their way down the carpet.
"Empire" star Jussie Smollett is in the running for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for his role as Jamal Lyon.
"Insecure" raked in several nominations for this year’s awards ceremony. And rightfully so, especially after being snubbed at the EMMYs. Nominee Yvonne Orji is nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award.
Her co-star Jay Ellis already won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award. Meanwhile, the show’s creator and birthday girl Issa Rae has been nominated for the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series award and the Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series award.
"Insecure" is also in the running for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Actor Lil Rel Howery, who guest starred in "Insecure" last season, has been nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Jordan Peele‘s Get Out.
From "Housewife" to nominated singer! Demtria McKinney was in the running for the Outstanding New Artist award, but singer SZA ended up bringing home the win. Congrats to her for being nominated.
Lil Mama served up some Diana Ross vibes in this Hayari Paris gown topped with voluminous hair.
"Martin" alum Tichina Arnold was up against Marsai Martin (who won) for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for her role in "Survivor’s Remorse." The STARZ series is also in the running for Outstanding Comedy Series.
"The Mayor" actress Yvette Nicole Brown was all smiles on the red carpet before heading inside. She was nominated for the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance award for her voice over work in Disney Junior’s "Elena of Avalor." Tiffany Haddish nabbed the award for her work in “Legends of Chamberlain Heights."
Also, ABC recently yanked "The Mayor" off the air and the show currently looking for a new home network.
Tessa Thomson flossed this head to toe sparkly 70’s glam inspired Jonathan Simkhai pantsuit and posed it up with Lena Waithe:
We’re loving the originality with these ladies. *hand clap*
Coem thru J! ESPN analyst Jemele Hill got all dressed up for the awards ceremony as she and her co-host Michael Smith were nominated in the Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble category.
LL Cool J ended up nabbing the award for "Lip Sync Battle."
"Greenleaf" star Lynn Whitfield was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, but Naturi Naughton ended up nabbing the award.
Daytime talk show host Adrienne Bailon was in the mix to accept the Outstanding Talk Series award for the hit syndicated daytime show “The Real." She hosted the night alongside her co-hosts too.
"Queen Sugar" actor Dondre Whitfield, who was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, had his wife/"Stitchers" actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield on his arm for the show. Unfortunately for Dondre, Joe Morton won the award.
Girls Trip producer Will Packer and his wife Heather Hayslett served up coupledom vibes on the carpet.
And celebrity stylist June Ambrose hit the carpet in this interesting look.
Deborah Joy Winans from "Greenleaf" hit the carpet in all black.
And "Lethal Weapon" star Keesha Sharp slayed in green.
Congrats to the early winners! You can get the full list here, including SZA and more.
Peep a few flicks from inside the fab-filled ceremony below:
Inside last night’s #NAACPImageAwards non-televised awards event. Plenty of stars came out for night one before tonight’s live taping. #TameraMowry #AdamHousley #JuneAmbrose #JayEllis #NaturiNaughton #YvonneOrji #MackWilds #SterlingKBrown #LilRelHowry #JeannieMai #LoniLove #AdrienneHoughton #MarsaiMartin #JussieSmollett #TichinaArnold #SalliRichardsonWhitfield #TinaLifford (#AuntVi from #QueenSugar).
Tune in tonight to see the 2018 NAACP Image Awards, hosted Anthony Anderson, at 9pm EST on TV One.
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