Outkast and Queen Latifah were winners at last
night’s 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards, which took place in Los Angeles at the
Outkast took home an award for Outstanding Duo
or Group, while Queen Latifah snagged the Best Actress award for her role in
the comedy, "Bringing Down the House."
Luther Vandross was the big winner of the evening,
winning four awards. Vandross is recouperating from a stroke and was not on
hand at the ceremonies to accept his awards.
Cuba Gooding Jr. won Best Actor for "Radio"
while "The Fighting Temptations" took home Best Movie honors.
The Gospel music comedy "The Fighting Temptations"
won for best movie.
The highlight of the evening was the tribute
performance to Ray Charles by B.B. King, Stevie Wonder and Bonnie Raitt, before
the music giant was inducted into the NAACP Hall of Fame.
The 2004 Image Awards were hosted by Jill Marie
Jones, Golden Brooks, Tracee Ellis Ross and Persia White who star on UPN’s hit
The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards will air on
Thursday, March 11 at 8pm EST on Fox.