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On Thursday, February 14, night, 'The Great Debaters' was hailed as the big winner at the 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards as the drama movie directed and starred by Denzel Washington won 4 kudos.
Criticized for the historical inaccuracies, the drama film about black debaters team hits back with 8 nominations from the 39th NAACP Image Awards.
Though based on the true story of the debating team at Texas' Wiley College in the 1930s, the film directed and starred by Denzel Washington was said to be full of historical inaccuracies.
Event marked the presence of Hollywood A-listers such as Denzel Washington, Jennifer Hudson, and Samuel L. Jackson, among others.
Get your first look on Denzel Washington as Wiley College professor Melvin B. Tolson and a bespectacled Forest Whitaker.
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker has signed on to star in Denzel Washington-directed drama feature "The Great Debaters."
"Stomp the Yard" star Columbus Short is in negotiations to star in Denzel Washington-directed flick "The Great Debaters."
"Rain in Spain" and other five movies are set to be developed under The Weinstein Company banner.