FOX’s ‘Empire’ wins big at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards, takes home 5 awards

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FOX’s ‘Empire’ wins big at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards, takes home 5 awards

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FOX was well-represented at the 47th NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 5, which celebrated the year in “outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors,” according to the NAACP’s website. The blockbuster drama “Empire,” which was recently renewed for a third season, won five Image awards:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard
  • Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson
  • Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: “Conqueror” – “Empire” cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)
  • Outstanding Song – Contemporary: “You’re So Beautiful” – “Empire” cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz (Columbia Records)

Here are some photos from the evening:

Empire 2016 NAACP Image Awards

Photo credit: Earl Gibson III
Bryshere Y. Gray and director Lee Daniels at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

Empire 2016 NAACP Image Awards

Photo credit: Earl Gibson III
The cast of "Empire" at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

Empire 2016 NAACP Image Awards

Photo credit: Earl Gibson III
Taraji P. Henson won Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

Empire 2016 NAACP Image Awards

Photo credit: Earl Gibson III
Terrence Howard won Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

Empire 2016 NAACP Image Awards

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Taraji P. Henson at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

Empire 2016 NAACP Image Awards

Photo credit: David Edwards/MediaPunch
The cast of "Empire" at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

Watch the “Empire” season two spring premiere Wednesday, March 30, on FOX.