The life story of late R&B musician Ray Charles was also named Outstanding Movie, while Kerry Washington and Regina King won the Outstanding Actress and Supporting Actress awards, respectively, for their roles in the film.
Morgan Freeman won the Supporting Actor award for his role in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ceremony, which was hosted by Chris Tucker.
Elsewhere, singer Alicia Keys' hit "If I Ain't Got You" took home the Outstanding Song and Music Video awards, while Kanye West was named Outstanding New Artist for his debut album College Dropout.
Usher picked up the Outstanding Male Artist award for his Confessions disc, and Fantasia was named Outstanding Female Artist for her Free Yourself album.
Destiny's Child won the award for Outstanding Duo or Group for their Destiny Fulfilled disc.
Music legend Prince received the honorary Vanguard Award, given to those whose work "increases our understanding and awareness of racial and social issues".
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