Issa Rae & Viola Davis Won Big At NAACP Image Awards
That demand is usually directed at white institutions like the aforementioned Oscars and Golden Globes  — add the Grammys to the list too — but when there is a show like the NAACP Image Awards that does meet the call for long-overdue Black recognition, the industry needs to treat it with the same reverence it […]
That demand is usually directed at white institutions like the aforementioned Oscars and Golden Globes  — add the Grammys to the list too — but when there is a show like the NAACP Image Awards that does meet the call for long-overdue Black recognition, the industry needs to treat it with the same reverence it does those other shows. We can’t blast the HFPA for refusing to acknowledge Black creators and then ignore the NAACP when it does. As Rae put it, this should be the “validation that matters.” During Saturday’s broadcast, winners like Rae, Davis and Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page, who won Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, proved that the best and brightest in Hollywood period were rightly given their flowers. Page seemed sincerely shocked and adorably hyped to win as he gave a breathless acceptance speech about representation: “It is the highest honor, the highest honor, to represent us in the fullness of our humanity, of our beauty, of our joy, of our glamour, of our splendor, of our royalty, of our romance, of our love.” |0|https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/03/10392060/naacp-image-awards-2021-winners-viola-davis-issa-rae?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss|1|https://www.refinery29.com/images/10392066.jpg?crop=40%3A21|2|www.refinery29.com|E|

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