Washington, Cheadle win early NAACP Image Awards

Washington, Cheadle win early NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actress Kerry Washington, winner of Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for 'Scandal,' Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for 'Django Unchained' and Honoree of the President's Award, poses in the press room during the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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by DERRIK J. LANG

AP

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle are among the early winners at the NAACP Image Awards.

    Washington picked up the trophy for supporting actress in a motion picture for "Django Unchained" at the 44th annual ceremony Friday.

    Washington was also presented with NAACP President's Award, which is given in recognition of special achievement and exceptional public service.

    Don Cheadle won the trophy for outstanding actor in a comedy series for his role as a slick management consultant in "House of Lies."

    Denzel Washington won as outstanding actor in a motion picture for "Flight," while Viola Davis won as outstanding actress in a motion picture for "Won't Back Down."

    The Image Awards are presented annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the group's members select the winners.

 

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