Kerry Washington took home three trophies at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards for both her work on TV and film.
The actress won the ‘Outstanding Actress in a drama series’ for “Scandal,” the ‘Supporting Actress in a motion picture’ for “Django Unchained” and the President’s Award – an award given to recognize stars with special achievements and exceptional public service.
As she picked up her supporting actress award for the Quentin Tarantino-directed film, Washington said: “This award does not belong to me. It belongs to our ancestors. We shot this film on a slave plantation, and they were with us along every step of the way.”
Washington also won an award for her portrayal of Olivia Pope on the hit series “Scandal. She plays a crisis management consultant Olivia Pope on “Scandal.”
As for her “special achievements, Kerry serves on President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
The Image Awards is an annual event presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the group’s members select the winners.
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