AceShowbiz - The 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards has unveiled its winners on March 4 and big nominee "For Colored Girls" came out as one of the big winners as well. It snatched three gongs including the coveted Outstanding Motion Picture award. It beat out "Just Wright", "The Book of Eli", "The Kids Are All Right" and "Why Did I Get Married Too?" for the title.
The movie also led %cKimberly Elise% to win Outstanding Supporting Actress kudo which was eyed by her co-stars %cAnika Noni Rose%, %cPhylicia Rashad% and %cWhoopi Goldberg%, as well as %cJill Scott% of "Why Did I Get Married Too?". The other honor received by the based-on-play drama was Outstanding Directing for %cTyler Perry%.
Another movie from Perry, "Why Did I Get Married Too?", went home empty handed despite getting multiple nominations. Meanwhile, another big winner at the Friday event was "Frankie and Alice" starring %cHalle Berry% with three nods.
The psychological drama helped Berry land Outstanding Actress prize, edging out %cJanet Jackson% ("Why Did I Get Married Too?"), %cKerry Washington% ("Night Catches Us"), %cQueen Latifah% ("Just Wright") and %cZoe Saldana% ("The Losers"). It was additionally *tied with "Just Wright" as the winners in Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture category and chosen as Outstanding Independent Motion Picture.
"Biutiful" was named Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture, while %cDenzel Washington% ("The Book of Eli") and %cSamuel L. Jackson% ("Mother and Child") also celebrated that night for they won Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actor respectively.
This year's NAACP Image Awards was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California and aired live on FOX. In addition to movie, the prize-giving event recognized the best achievements by people of color in TV, music and literature.
Winners list of 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards in movie:
*UPDATE (Mar 05, 2011 04:01 GMT): After this news was released, 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards updated its official site to highlight "Just Wright" as the only winner for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture instead of sharing the honor with "Frankie and Alice". Thus, "Frankie and Alice" only took home two trophies in total.