Newswire: Black-ish, Empire, Creed all win big at NAACP Image Awards

In an event that no one—except host Anthony Anderson, a little bit—came right out and called the answer to this year’s single-tone slate of Oscar nominees, the NAACP held its annual Image Awards last night, with Creed star Michael B. Jordan, Fox’s Empire, and Anderson’s own Black-ish all taking home a healthy showing of awards. Jordan pulled down the year’s top acting honor for his work in the Rocky spinoff, with his Entertainer Of The Year statue making a nice matched set with director Ryan Coogler’s nods for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture. (The actual Outstanding Picture award, meanwhile, went to the somehow even more Outstanding-er Straight Outta Compton).

Over in TV, Empire and black-ish swept their respective categories; Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson took home Outstanding Actor and Actress In A Drama, respectively, with Henson joining numerous …

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