Other big winners include 'Black-Ish' that dominates the Television category with five wins, Ella Mai who claims three prizes from the music section, and Jay-Z who is honored with the President's Award.
Beyonce beat out Chadwick Boseman, LeBron James, Regina King, and director Ryan Coogler for the Entertainer of the Year trophy, while "Black Panther" picked up the Outstanding Motion Picture award.
The film's star Boseman was honoured with the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture prize and his castmate Letitia Wright picked up the Breakthrough Performance Award for her role in the blockbuster, while writer/director Coogler picked up the Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film) prizes, and there were also wins for the film's supporting stars Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira.
"Black-Ish" dominated the TV awards, picking up the Outstanding Comedy Series gong, while the show's stars Anthony Anderson, who hosted the 2019 NAACP Awards, and Tracee Ellis Ross claimed the comedy acting trophies. There were also awards for co-stars Marcus Scribner and Marsai Martin.
"Power" was named the Outstanding Drama Series, while the show's star Omari Hardwick and "Empire"'s Taraji P. Henson claimed the top acting awards for TV drama, and Ella Mai was a triple winner in the music categories, claiming Outstanding Album, Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Song - Contemporary for "Boo'd Up".
Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, was also a big winner, landing the President's Award for distinguished public service.
The rapper dedicated his prize to the women in his life: "I grew up believing I could do anything, that I could accomplish anything because of those strong women in my house," he said.
One of the night's most hilarious moments came when comedian Chris Rock poked fun at "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, who was recently arrested for disorderly conduct in Chicago, Illinois after allegedly staging and reporting a fake assault. Despite being indicted on 16 counts by a grand jury, the actor was released earlier this week, beg March 25, and his record wiped clean.
He maintains he was beaten up by two men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him.
Chicago's Mayor and chief of police are still convinced he's guilty.
Making light of Smollett's troubles at the Dolby Theater on Saturday night, Rock joked, "What a waste of light skin. You know what I could do with that light skin... I would be running Hollywood."