Halle Berry, Willow Smith, Tyler Perry Among NAACP Image Award Winners
By Christine Fenno Posted Mar 6th 2011 02:03PM
Holly Robinson-Peete and Wayne Brady hosted Friday's ceremony in Hollywood.
Prince announced the Best Actress winner, according to CBS News, and presented the prize to Halle Berry, who won for her movie 'Frankie & Alice.' The film (produced by Berry) was honored as the Outstanding Independent Picture of the year.
Meanwhile, Denzel Washington was named Best Actor for his performance in 'The Book of Eli.'
TV excellence was honored as Vanessa Williams took the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, thanks to 'Desperate Housewives.'
And Perry celebrated more wins when his hit 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' was named Outstanding Comedy Series, and the leading man on 'Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns,' David Mann, was named Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Big winners in music included Alicia Keys, for her video 'Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)', as well as Willow Smith (Outstanding New Artist), Mary J. Blige (Outstanding Female Artist) and Usher (Oustanding Male Artist). Fantasia picked up Oustanding Song for her track 'Bittersweet.'
Condoleeza Rice was honored as an author with a prize for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth ('Condoleeza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me'). And Terry McMillan's book 'Getting to Happy' won Outstanding Fictional Literary Work.
The Image Awards, first presented in 1967, were launched by the NAACP to celebrate "outstanding achievements by people of color in film, television, music and literature, as well as individuals or groups who promote social justice."
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