Another big night for Tyler Perry at the NAACP Image Awards. His movie “For Colored Girls” captured three awards, including best picture and best director. While the wins for his film adaptation of the award-winning play “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” were dismissed by critics, they were embraced by the civil rights organization. Actress Kimberly Elise Perry captured another win for the film, in the category of outstanding supporting actress. Perry credited his cast for the movie’s success, saying he felt he was supported by nine talented women who lifted him up. While winning praise at the ceremony for his movie making, “Colored Girls” beat out one of Perry’s own films, “Why Did I Get Married Too.” Perry also picked up an Image Award for his work on TV. One of his TV shows, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” won the Image Award for outstanding comedy series, while the star of his other TV show, “Meet The Browns,” earned a best actor win for David Mann. Perry took a total of 19 nominations into Friday’s ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. AP Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel recaps a couple of winners from the award ceremony.
Other winners include Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, LL Cool J, Fantasia, Usher and Mary J. Blige.