ESC: Tracee Ellis Ross, 2016/17 Award Season

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The 2017 NAACP Image Awards is off to quite a star-studded start!

As the red carpet rolled out in front of Los Angeles's Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday evening, plenty of famous faces arrived to celebrate people of color's most outstanding achievements in film, television, music and literature across the past year. 

Anthony Anderson is set to host the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards for the fourth consecutive year, while Taraji P. Henson, Sterling K. Brown, Octavia Spencer, Tracee Ellis RossMandy Moore Janelle Monáe, and more are slated to present the nine remaining award categories yet to be announced. 

Ahead of the big show, members of the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted a gala on Friday where more than 45 honors were passed out to the lucky winners.

Beyoncécurrently tops off the music categories with five wins, while critically-acclaimed film Moonlight follows with four. Additionally, Black-ish and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story leads the TV pack with three wins each.  

But before the NAACP Image Awards officially commence, let's continue celebrating award season with yet another fashion forward red carpet that includes appearances from Entertainer of the Year nominee Tracee Ellis RossRegina HallGabourey Sidibe and so many more. 

Click through the gallery above to see the stars as they arrive and check out the complete list of NAACP Image Award winners here

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