The 2020 NAACP Image Awards brought out ALL your faves to celebrate everything #BlackExcellence. Jill Scott, Angela Bassett, Jamie Foxx, Storm Reid, Tiffany Haddish and tons more hit the carpet. Peep their pictorials inside…
*cues up The O’Jays’ “Family Reunion”
It was raining in L.A. last night, but that didn’t stop celebs from attending the 51 Annual NAACP Image Awards which were held inside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. For the first time, the awards ceremony aired live on BET and on several other Viacom stations simultaneously, so everyone got a glimpse inside the biggest black family reunion of the year.

Soulful songstress/’First Wives Club” actress Jill Scott – who was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – graced us with her presence when she popped up on the red carpet looking fabulous as ever in a printed jumpsuit.

Not only did she bless us with her beauty, she serenaded our souls with a rousing performance of “Do You Remember” and “Is It The Way.” Everyone was on their feet rocking out to Ms. Jilly From Philly. Check it below:

 

 
 

 

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@naacpimageawards last night was fun! I always freak out about these things; nerves on 1000. I’m like that. Great to have friends near who support and encourage. @traceeellisross’ speech was a highlight for me and anytime I can stand and clap for the great Rihanna, I’m there. Happy birthday @stevenkinlock. That jumpsuit was cute honey. Thanks @hallepinkberry2014 and Isley for hanging. All is love. Love is all. PS-We just people. All us. Wonderfully complex people. #Icebergthick
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If the word “stunning” was a person, it would be the legendary Angela Bassett!

The Hollywood vet served up style and grace in a structured green Azzi & Osta couture gown.

The 61-year-old won the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Award for her powerful performance in the hit “9-1-1″ series. And rightfully so. Peep her acceptance speech below:

Comedian/actor/singer Jamie Foxx was amongst the winner’s circle last night. He won the Outstanding Supporting Actor In Motion Picture Award for his role in Just Mercy. He showed mad love to Michael B. Jordan, who starred and produced the film. Just Mercy is the first of many projects through MBJ’s Outlier Society Productions, which adopted inclusion riders.
Check out his speech below:

Michael B. Jordan won an award as well. He copped the Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture Award for his role in Just Mercy. Peep his acceptance speech below:

Just Mercy also won the Outstanding Motion Picture Award:

Singer/actress Janelle Monae rocked a color blocked Balmain dress from their 2020 Ready To Wear collection. She was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in HARRIET.
LITTLE star Marsai Martin won the award.

Tiffany Haddish sparkled all over the carpet in a silver Aliette dress that she paired with sparkly sandals.

The comedienne/actress was nominated for the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Award. “blackish” star Tracee Ellis Ross ended up taking home the award.

Tiff snapped it up with singer Lizzo – who won the Entertainer of the Year Award – in the audience.

“Euphoria” star Storm Reid pulled up on the scene in a white Thom Browne dress that’s edgy and fun.

On the carpet, the 16-year-old talked about her new production company she started with her mom and sister and how they’re in the process of selling her first show. Young mogul in the making.

When asked what Black Excellence means to her, she shared, “Being unapologetically ourselves, living our truth and being able to tap into that. I’m proud to be a young black girl.”

“Martin” alum Tichina Arnold skipped the heels for sneakers and then THIS happened on the carpet with “The Chi” creator Lena Waithe and “New Edition Story” actor Elijah Kelly.

Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas snapped it up in a white Marine Serre dress alongside Queen & Slim screenwriter Lena Waithe on the carpet.

“Survivor’s Remorse” star Erica Ash was busy interviewing celebs on the red carpet before the show. Werk!

Rapper MC Lyte – who served as commentator throughout the ceremony – is literally aging backwards.

If Beale Street Could Talk actress Kiki Layne – who’s starring in the upcoming Coming 2 America sequel – showed off in a black-and-silver see-through side panel Oscar de la Renta gown.

Actress Rutina Wesley rocked a printed suit for the evening. She was nominated for Oustanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “Queen Sugar.”

Black Panther star Winston Duke looked like a snack.

“Dear White People” actress Logan Browning donned a black layered strapless Prabal Gurung gown, serving up old Hollywood glam.

Elegant.

HARRIET star Cynthia Erivo rocked an eye-catching gown on the carpet. The British actress – who was nominated for three awards – posed it up in a seafoam green Prabal Gurung gown.

HARRIET star Leslie Odom Jr. looked sharp on the carpet.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown and “ANTM” alum Miss Jay stopped for a photo-op on the red carpet.

Actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph copped a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Lady Reed in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name.

Model Jasmine Tookes posed it up in black strapless Georges Chakra Couture dress.

Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” radio personality Angela Yee shined in gold.

“Claws” actor Harold Perrineau brought his wife Brittany Perrineau along as his date for the evening.
Congrats to all the winners!
Photos: Getty/Splash