The NAACP Image Awards rolled out the red carpet at LA's Shrine Auditorium last night to honor stars from TV, film, and music. The Help continued their award season winning streak by adding three new trophies to their growing collection. The film took the evening's top honors with a win in the outstanding motion picture category, while actresses Viola Davis, in a daring Herve L. Leroux gown, and Octavia Spencer respectively took home statues for best actress and best supporting actress — check out the entire list of 2012 NAACP Image Award winners!
Fresh off his hosting gig at last weekend's Grammy Awards, LL Cool J was recognized with the award for best actor in a drama series for his role on NCIS: Los Angeles, while Southland's Regina King was presented with the best actress trophy. Hosts Sanaa Lathan and actor Anthony Mackie were in charge of keeping the star-studded audience excited and entertained, though it was performances by Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, and Lenny Kravitz that really got the crowd on their feet. The night also paid respects to the late Don Cornelius and culminated with a touching tribute to Whitney House performed gospel singer Yolanda Adams.