Rihanna known as for unity as she received the President’s Award throughout the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Saturday (22.02.20).
The 32-year-old singer was handed the celebrated accolade throughout the ceremony on the Pasadena Convention Center in recognition of her ”groundbreaking profession as an artist and musician”, in addition to being a ”stellar public servant”.
During her look on the present – which honours the achievements of individuals of color in movement photos, TV, music, and literature – Rihanna stated: ”I’m going to attempt to preserve this straightforward, as a result of tonight actually is not about me.
”Because the aim is larger than me … My half is a really small a part of the work that is being accomplished on this world – and the work that is but to be accomplished.”
The chart-topping singer then mirrored on her philanthropic efforts.
She stated: ”If there’s something that I’ve realized, we are able to solely repair this world collectively. We cannot do it divided. I can’t emphasise that sufficient.
”We can’t let the de-sensitivity seep in. The, ‘If it is your downside, it isn’t mine’… When we’re marching and protesting and posting concerning the Michael Brown Jr.’s and the Atatiana Jefferson’s of the world, inform your folks to tug up.
”We have been denied alternatives because the starting of time, and nonetheless we prevail. Imagine what we may do collectively.”
Previous recipients of the celebrated award embrace Ella Fitzgerald, Kerry Washington and Spike Lee.
Elsewhere, Lizzo was named the Entertainer of the Year, having loved a meteoric rise over the past 12 months.
The 31-year-old star overcame competitors from Angela Basset, Billy Porter, Regina King and Tyler Perry to win the coveted gong.
Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan received the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture prize for his performances in ‘Just Mercy’.
Michael’s co-star Jamie Foxx beat the likes of Leslie Odom, Wesley Snipes, Tituss Burgess and Sterling Ok. Brown to win the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture accolade.
Lupita Nyong’o received the award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her efficiency in ‘Us’, seeing off competitors from Alfre Woodard, Cynthia Erivo, Jodie Turner-Smith and Naomie Harris to assert the gong.
What’s extra, ‘Little’ star Marsai Martin was named the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, in addition to being the winner of the Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture prize.
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Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:
Michael B Jordan
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Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture:
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture:
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture:
Dolemite is My Name
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance:
James Earl Jones
Outstanding Comedy Series:
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series:
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series:
Tracee Ellis Ross
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Outstanding Drama Series:
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special:
When They See Us
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special:
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special:
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series:
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television):
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