Recognized as the preeminent multi-cultural awards show, the 44th NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday (December 11).
The winners, chosen from an African-American point of view, exemplify the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.
Looking like a vision in red, Paula Patton was dressed the nines as she attended the 43rd NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday night (February 17).
Absolutely flawless as she posed for photogs, the "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" actress donned a strapless Monique Lhuillier gown with embellished detailing, accented by simple yet stunning Wildredo Rosado jewels.
Taking a respite from honoring the past year's top African-American entertainers, the 43rd NAACP Image Awards followed suit with previous awards shows in holding a tribute for recently departed icon Whitney Houston during Friday night's (February 17) ceremony.
With the annual event taking place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Gospel great Yolanda Adams took the stage alongside a gospel choir while celebrating the life of the "I Will Always Love You" singer.
The show aims to “celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors,” and this year’s NAACP Image Awards nominees have been announced.