The non-televised gala for the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards went down last night, and Moonlight, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Beyonce were big winners.
The remaining nine categories will be announced during the live Anthony Anderson-hosted ceremony tonight ( Saturday, Feb. 11), which is set to air on TV One at 9 p.m. ET.
Moonlight took home four awards, including Mahershala Ali’s win for outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture and outstanding independent picture.
Beyonce took home five awards, for her Lemonade album, for outstanding female artist, music video (“Formation”), and album. Her song “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar earned wins for outstanding duo and outstanding song – contemporary.
Viola Davis, who was in attendance, received the award for outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture for Fences.
Among TV contenders, Black-ish scored three wins , including Laurence Fishburne for outstanding supporting actor, Marsai Martin for outstanding performance by a youth and Kenya Barris for outstanding writing in a drama series. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, tied with three wins as well where John Singleton and Courtney B. Vance received nods for outstanding actor in a television movie, limited-Series, or dramatic special and outstanding director in a drama series respectively.