[UptownMagazine] Saturday night, a diverse group of celebrities filed into Pasadena’s Civic Auditorium, adorned in daring dresses, sleek suits and huge smiles, to participate in this year’s 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Among the evening’s winners were Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington, Forrest Whitaker and Lupita Nyong’o. Click through to take a look at some of the victories that took place on the red carpet.
Brandy (“The Game“) looked ravishing in a lacy black gown and wavy updo.
“About Last Night” actor Michael Ealy opted for a black-on-black ensemble.
Sherri Shepherd of “The View” walked the carpet in an iridescent green number.
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington was radiant in a navy blue and coral dress.
Tatyana Ali (“The Young and The Restless“) flaunted her curves in a shimmering gown.
“Fruitvale Station” actor Michael B. Jordan wowed in a black bow tie and suit.
Lupita Nyong’o of “12 Years A Slave” arrived in a stunning deep orange dress.
“The Best Man Holiday” star Nia Long walked the carpet in a bold green gown.
Tika Sumpter (“The Haves and the Have Nots“) looked glamorous in a silk dress.
“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” actress Naomie Harris sparkled in a gold number.
“Luther” star Idris Elba sported a dapper pair of frames with his suit and bow tie.
Regina King (“SouthLAnd“) played with lines in a black cutout gown.