"Creed" star Michael B. Jordan won both Entertainer of the Year and the best film actor prize at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday, while the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" took home the prize for Outstanding Motion Picture.
In the top TV categories, Fox's "Empire" and ABC's "black-ish" dominated. The former took home prizes for best drama as well as for leads Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
Meanwhile, "black-ish" won for best comedy, as well as the top acting prizes for its stars, Tracee Ellis-Ross and Anthony Anderson. Anderson also hosted the ceremony, which was broadcast live on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Oscar-winning singer-songwriter John Legend was recognized with the President's Award.
The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards arrive at a time when Hollywood is focused on the issue of diversity in the industry, particularly given the lack of nonwhite acting nominees for the Oscars for the second straight year.
"Empire" star Jussie Smollett, "Bessie" star Queen Latifah and singer Jill Scott were among the early winners announced at a dinner Thursday night.
Here are the nominees in the 10 major categories honored at Friday's ceremony.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend arrive at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Model Chrissy Teigen attends La Mer Celebrates 50 Years of an Icon at Siren Studios on October 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jennifer Lourie/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the photocall for the Lancome Celebrates 80 Years of Beauty With All Its Ambassadresses on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Lancome)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attend day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 16: Model Chrissy Teigen arrives at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino for a special Pre-Billboard Music Award celebration on May 16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Emily Ratajkowski and Gabrielle Union leave the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 26: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for NATAS)
Chrissy Teigen attends The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. (Photo by Christopher Polk via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Chrissy Teigen and John Legend arrive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF15/WireImage)
Actress Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen and comedian Adam Devine attend the Sports Illustrated 2015 Swimsuit Takes Over Nashville With Kings of Leon event. (Photo by Rick Diamond via Getty Images)
Model Chrissy Teigen and singer/songwriter John Legend attend the unveil of the Reimagine Learning Initiative during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Photo by Cindy Ord via Getty Images)
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrates His Birthday And The 10th Anniversary Of His Debut Album 'Get Lifted'. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
Simon Huck, Chrissy Teigen and Jonathan Cheban attend John Legend Celebrates His Birthday And The 10th Anniversary Of His Debut Album 'Get Lifted' at CATCH NYC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen hosts Shutterfly's Wine, Dine and D.I.Y. Design Holiday Event at Sopra on November 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil via Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the White Party Dinner Hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli Celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy Benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. (Photo by Andrew Goodman via Getty Images)
Chef Dominique 'Cronut King' Ansel and model Chrissy Teigen attend as DKNY celebrates the launch of the new DKNY MYNY fragrance with Rita Ora, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Bronfman, among other notables, at General Worth Square at Madison Square Park. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images)
John Legend, winner of the award for best original song Glory in a film for Selma, poses with Chrissy Teigen, right, in the press room at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/AP)
Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Dope (Open Road Films)
Straight Outta Compton (Universal)**WINNER
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Secret in Their Eyes (STX) Michael B. Jordan, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)**WINNER
Michael Ealy, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems) Will Smith, Concussion (Sony)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Lauren Keke Palmer, Brotherly Love (Flavor Unit)
Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)**WINNER
Teyonah Parris, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions) Viola Davis, Lila and Eve (Samuel Goldwyn)
Zoe Saldana, Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics)
House of Lies (Showtime)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Survivor's Remorse (Starz)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)**WINNER
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime) Dwayne Johnson, Ballers (HBO)
RonReaco Lee, Survivor's Remorse (Starz)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show (NBC)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)**WINNER
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game (BET)