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NAACP Image Awards 2013: 'Red Tails' and 'Django Unchained' Are Big Winners in Movie

February 2, 2013 (4:34 am) GMT
The George Lucas-produced Tuskegee drama claims the coveted best motion picture gong, while the Quentin Tarantino-directed slavery era actioner bags the most acting awards.

Winners in movie categories at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards were announced on Friday, February 1. Taking home the top prize of best motion picture was Anthony Hemingway's Tuskegee drama "". Producer George Lucas was on hand to pick up the award and he jokingly exclaimed, "Look, I beat !"

Claiming the most trophies that night was "", which successfully brought and in winning the best supporting actor and supporting actress prizes respectively.

"This award does not belong to me," Washington tore up while accepting her award. "It belongs to our ancestors. We shot this film on a slave plantation in the South. They were with us every step of the way." She then praised Tarantino and thanked him "for telling this story no matter what anyone says."

Apart from the acting award, Washington took home two other trophies during the event. One was President's Award for her public service and the other one was for best actress in TV drama series thanks to ABC's "".

Back to movie winners, the best actor and actress awards respectively were presented to "" leading man and "" female lead . "", meanwhile, bagged the best indie movie award.

Held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the NAACP Image Awards was hosted by and aired live on the East Coast on NBC. Harvey, in his opening, said that the awards show was held on the first day of Black History Month and noted that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Apart from movie winners, the show handed out its awards in TV and music categories. "Scandal" and "" were among the TV winners, while and were among the music victors. , meanwhile, was named the Entertainer of the Year.

2013 NAACP Image Awards Winners in Movie:





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