The 2016 NAACP Image Awards was held last night and several of Black Hollywood’s finest basked in the glow of being acknowledged by their peers.
[Sidebar: Who needs the Oscars when we’ve got the power to celebrate our own stars? But I digress.]
I didn’t get a chance to catch the show, but my friend celebrity hairstylist/Fashion Queen Derek J. took a few moment out of his busy schedule to share his top pics from last night’s red carpet.
Check out photos from the NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet + Derek J’s top picks from the evening…
Eva Marcell looked absolutely stunning lastnight in this Gregorio Sanchez dress.
Eva’s dress could have easily been modest, but the lace details and sheer overlay added an extra twist.
Jada Pinckett-Smith was breathtaking wearing Marchesa, and she had the best accessory of the night…. And I’m not talking about her necklace!
Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith were a stunning couple!
Laverne Cox’s ‘blush’ off the shoulder Marc Bouer gown turned heads on red carpet.
This gown accented her long lean body beautifully!
Black is definitely beautiful, Naturi Naughton in Galia Lahav.
Naturi pulled off this potentially risky gown with ease!
Tika Sumpter let her innocence shine through in the Elie Saab.
Her soft makeup and sleek ponytail allowed the dress to do all the work.
Gabborey Sidebe, Tika Sumpter, Grace Gealey & Shonda Rhimes
Sure, there was a lot of beautiful women on the carpet last night but the men stole the show for me!!!!!
Now if you don’t know anything about me just know I love a Good Lookin Man!!!!
Let me sit this right here for you to take a look….
Some men kept it Classic in black while others took risk with color and patterns.
Michael B. Jordan
Oshea Jackson, Jr. & Ice Cube
Personally, I loved ALL of the individuality shown on the red carpet and I especially appreciated seeing many of my favorite BLACK entertainers being celebrated and honored in one place.