On Monday night, NAACP Image Awards had started in Pasadena, CA. The awards celebrate the artists of color in mediums like film, television and music.
This year had featured a big roster of talents including Marvel actors. Nominees had included the Black Panther cast: Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira. Other nominated actors were Thor: Ragnarok’s Idris Elba and Tessa Thompson. Mike Coulter from Luke Cage and Halle Berry had also received nominations.
Daniel Kaluuya will appear in Black Panther and won the award for Outstanding Actor in ‘Get Out’. Boseman had congratulated his Wakandan costar through Instagram.
This has marked Kaluuya’s very first nomination and victory in Image Awards. Get Out had won many awards: Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Director.
He was not there for the awards ceremony and Idris Elba won two awards for his work last year. He won an award for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series (Guerrilla) and for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture- Heimdall in Thor: Ragnarok.
Elba has been nominated for 14 Image Awards during his career and this is the very first time he has won.