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Kerry Washington,  NAACP Image Awards

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Why do we really love awards season so much?

Tracee Ellis Ross, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Johnson, Laverne Cox, Regina King, Michael B. Jordan, Will Smithand Jennifer Hudson are among the nominees tonight at the 47th NAACP Image Awards, taking place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Anthony Anderson is hosting for the third year in a row.

And sure, it's heartwarming and gratifying to see a TV series or movie that you love get nominated or, better yet, win an award or two. You never know when a star is going to give a particularly moving speech or tell a joke you'll still be talking about next year. You might even discover your next favorite show or find your new celebrity crush. But to be completely honest...

Tracee Ellis Ross, NAACP Image Awards

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We're in it for the fashion.

So enjoy the parade of stars as they hit the red carpet, and then... enjoy the show, which will be televised at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TV One.