The 47th NAACP Image awards are on now: are you watching?
Before the festivities, honorees glided on the red carpet, showing off resplendent gowns, shimmering with style. A lot of Tinseltown’s finest rolled out to the annual event.
Take a look:
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Viola Davis posed next to Kerry Washington, with Viola in a white custom made St. John gown, hand embellished with 11,000 Swarovski crystals, and Kerry in Victoria Beckham. Hot looks for both ladies!
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Laura Govan showed off her killer bod in a fringed peach Hamel gown, equipped with abdomen cut outs.
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I almost got dizzy looking at Anita Hawkins’s black and white printed jumpsuit. Hmmm…what do you think?
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Claudia Jordan has been looking hot lately! New Stylist? Her Eduardo Lucerola dress was fab!
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Tracee Ellis Ross bet on black in a sequined Rubin Singer stunner and caged sandals.
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Gabourey Sidibe shimmered in black sequins.
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Keke Palmer debuted a shaved hairstyle and a Cristallini by Alina Cirstea corseted look. Hot! or Hmm…?
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw had one of my favorite looks of the night in citrusy Narciso Rodriguez.
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Serayah gave all sorts of bawdy awdy in Phillip Plein. She’s bad!
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Benzino cleans up nice! He turned a traditional blazer and trousers on its head with a satin smoking jacket and degradé sunglasses.
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Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with Grace Gealey! The Empire beauty looked wonderful in purple Ziad Nakad.
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Amber Riley flashed a bit of skin in a crop top and a MarQ By MarQuette skirt.
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It’s been a while since we’ve seen Toccara out and about. Her waist is snatched, but she could’ve gone for a better fit in the bust.

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Wendy Raquel Robinson looked like a golden goddess in this embellished beaut. Flaming hot! Yes!
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Gabrielle Union stepped it up in a tulle accented number by Rita Vinieris.
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Empire’s Ta’Rhonda Jones accessorized a high low berry frock with gold caged sandals.
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Producer Shonda Rhimes wore a navy-hued floral print satin faced silk organza St. John gown.
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Yara Shahidi laughed it up in a scribble printed strapless dress by Milly.
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Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s gown was simple but stunning.
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Red is definitely Sanaa Lathan’s color! She embodies the phrase red hot.
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Eva Marcille is so gorgeous! Her Gregorio Sanchez gown was a mere footnote to her beauty.
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Aujanue Ellis used the occasion to make a statement, urging Mississippi to take their flag down.

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Nzingha Stewart couldn’t be missed in an African printed gown.
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Yasss, Laverne Cox! Her custom Marc Bouwer look was stunning.
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Kimberly Elise’s beauty was amplified by her blue embellished dress.
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Chrissy Teigen isn’t letting pregnancy stop her sexy! She showed off her stems in a high slit dress by Haney.
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Anthony Anderson skewed svelte in burgundy tones.
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Jennifer Williams chose an Anaz Official dress for the night. She looks great!

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Teyonah Parris looked elegant in head to toe Pedram Couture.
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Bryshere Gray is such a snazzy young man. He looked bomb in an ensemble by Musika Frere (created by Former Bomber of the Year, Davidson Frere). I need those sunglasses!

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Naturi Naughton showed off her decolletage in Galia Lahav.

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Tika Sumpter was styled in Elie Saab.
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Lastly, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith always light up the red carpet! Jada flaunted her tiny waist and envious clavicles in a frothy Marchesa dress, while Will complemented his wife in a Berluti dark green wool and mohair peak lapel smoking tuxedo jacket with matching trousers.

That does it! Who had your favorite look from the event?
Images: Getty

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