The 2016 NAACP Image Awards are taking place on Friday, and Gossip Cop has the best red carpet photos. Check out the gallery below!
The 47th annual Image Awards ceremony is being held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium outside of Los Angeles. Anthony Anderson is hosting the festivities, marking the third year in a row the “Black-ish” star is serving as the evening’s emcee. Of course, many other celebrities are in attendance, too.
Among the notable faces are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, who are stepping out together at the event in the wake of announcing they are boycotting the upcoming Oscars. As Gossip Cop reported, the couple objected to the Academy Awards’ complete lack of black nominees for the second year in a row. Smith was among the actors snubbed, but he’s up for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture tonight.
Also nominated for that category and in attendance is Michael B. Jordan, another actor many felt was overlooked by the Academy. The cast of Straight Outta Compton is looking for some overdue recognition, and O’Shea Jackson, Jr., attending with his dad Ice Cube, is already one of the night’s early winners for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox, Lee Daniels, Gabrielle Union, Viola Davis, KeKe Palmer, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are also making appearances. See the red carpet photos below!
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