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NAACP Image Award

NAACP Image Awards

The 2016 NAACP Image Awards have officially begun and they're off to a big start.

Anthony Anderson is resuming his role as host of the evening's festivities—this marks his third year in a row taking center stage for the night—which are being held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

The 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards mark a night where members of the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People honor outstanding people of color in films, music, books and television shows.

Several of Hollywood's most famous faces have been given the high honor this year, from Creed's Michael B. Jordan to Empire's Jussie Smollet and films Straight Outta Compton and Beasts of No Nation were also praised with nominations.

But without further ado, let's take a look at the winners of the 2016 NAACP Image Awards:

Michael B. Jordan, NAACP Image Awards

Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards

Entertainer of the Year: Michael B. Jordan

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan, Creed

Outstanding Motion PictureStraight Outta Compton

Outstanding Drama Series: Empire

Outstanding Comedy Series: Black-ish

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard, Empire

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy

President's Award: John Legend

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Mike Epps, Survivor's Remorse

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, Black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, Scandal

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King, American Crime

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Mara Brack Ali, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff, Being Mary Jane, Sparrow

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo, The Book of Negroes

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, Creed

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Don Cheadle, House of Lies, The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Ridley, American Crime

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Dee Rees, Bessie

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Creed

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Loretta Devine, Doc McStuffins

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Steve Harvey, Family Feud

Outstanding Talk Series: The Talk

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: Welcome to Sweetie Pie's

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): Family Feud

Outstanding Children's Program: Doc McStuffins

Outstanding TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: The Wiz Live!

Outstanding Actor in a TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live!