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'Color Purple,' Colman Domingo, Usher win top NAACP Image Awards

Colman Domingo has won two NAACP Image Awards for his performances in film. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Colman Domingo has won two NAACP Image Awards for his performances in film. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

March 17 (UPI) -- The Color Purple, Colman Domingo and Usher were among the top winners at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles this weekend.

Rapper, actress and TV personality Queen Latifah hosted the event where The Color Purple was declared the Best Film of 2023 and its cast won the Best Ensemble in a Film.

Cast members Domingo, Fantasia Barrino and Taraji P. Henson earned the individual honors for Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in a Film, while Domingo also won the Best Actor in a Film for his performance in Rustin.

R&B artist Usher won the statuette for Entertainer of the Year.

Abbott Elementary was voted Best Comedy Series, with its star Quinta Brunson winning for Best Actress in a Comedy and William Stanford Davis scoring the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series accolade.

Fantasia Barrino attends the 66th annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Fantasia Barrino attends the 66th annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Mike Epps from The Upshaws won the prize for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Ayo Edebiri scored the trophy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for The Bear.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story won for Best Drama Series and its star India Ria Amarteifio was named Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Taraji P. Henson attends the 30th annual SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on February 24. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Taraji P. Henson attends the 30th annual SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on February 24. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

Snowfall co-stars Damson Idris and Gail Bean won the Best Actor and Supporting Actress in a Drama Series awards.

Adrian Holmes from Bel-Air won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series trophy.

Usher arrives for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 10. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Usher arrives for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 10. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI