As he collected his award at Thursday’s ceremony at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Washington was keen to point out that the NAACP Image Awards mean much more to him than the Oscars.
He said, “I’ll be at that other show (the Academy Awards) next week, but my heart is here. I’m just so happy to see these young people get recognized.”
Perry was also a big winner in the TV categories, with his sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne taking the honor for best comedy series, and stars LaVan Davis and Lance Gross given nods in the acting categories.
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