BET Wins Seven NAACP Image Awards

Kevin Hart, NAACP Image Awards

BET Wins Seven NAACP Image Awards

Real Husbands of Hollywood, Being Mary Jane take top prizes.

Published February 22, 2014

The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards just wrapped up its yearly broadcast, with BET well-represented among the winners. Real Husbands of Hollywood, The Game and Being Mary Jane are just some of the BET shows recognized with awards. 

Anthony Anderson hosted tonight's show, with 24's Dennis Haysbert as the in-show announcer. Oprah Winfrey also honored the late South African icon Nelson Mandela during the telecast. 

In the television categories, Real Husbands of Hollywood took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series, with the show's lead actor Kevin Hart winning Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. "BET... thank you, Debra Lee, Stephen Hill," said the comedian in his acceptance speech. "Thank you for taking a chance on a show that wanted to be edgy, that wanted to be risky. To all of the fans that watch and support, thank you."

Kevin Hart also won the night's biggest honor, Entertainer of the Year.

Being Mary Jane won the top prize in the category of Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, with Gabrielle Union recognized as Outstanding Actress. The Game's Brandy won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Wendy Raquel Robinson for Best Supporting Actress.

Black Girls Rock! was also a winner for Outstanding Variety Series or Special.

Other television winners include Scandal, which took home Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Actress in a Drama for Kerry Washington.

On the motion picture side, Fruitvale Station nabbed an award for Outstanding Independent Film, while David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) won Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively. Forest Whitaker was recognized as Outstanding Actor for his role in The Butler.

In the music categories, Beyoncè and John Legend won top honors for Outstanding Artists of the Year. K. Michelle earned the nod for Best New Artist while Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell's catchy "Blurred Lines" won Outstanding Duo or Collaboration.

For a complete list of winners, click here. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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