Tyler Perry bags big awards at NAACP

March 7th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Vanessa Williams London, Mar 7 (ANI): Writer/director Tyler Perry has come out as the biggest winner at this year’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Image Awards.

Perry, 41, won best movie for his film ‘For Colored Girls’, and he also scooped the best director prize for the film, at the US awards show, which honours diversity in film, television, music and literature.

His TV series, ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’, was named best comedy series.

There were also prizes for Halle Berry, who was named best actress for ‘Frankie and Alice’, and Denzel Washington, who won the best actor award for ‘The Book of Eli’.

“If it were not for the NAACP, a little girl like me would not have had wind beneath her wings in a small town in Ohio,” the BBC quoted Berry as saying.

“I have never been more proud to be a black woman,” she added.

‘Frankie and Alice’ won the trophy for best outstanding independent picture.

There were also awards for Kimberly Elise for her supporting role in ‘For Colored Girls’ and David Mann, who stars in ‘Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns’.

Medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ was named outstanding drama series, and Vanessa Williams won the best actress TV prize for ‘Desperate Housewives’.

‘Modern Family’ star Sofia Vergara took home the best supporting comedy actress award.

On the music side there were awards for Usher, Alicia Keys, Fantasia and Willow Smith.

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell received the NAACP President’s Award for special achievement in public service. (ANI)

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