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The 46th NAACP Image Awards is going down tonight. But last night, a ceremony was held for the non-televised winners. Peep the red carpet pics of Ava DeVernay, Larenz Tate, Laverne Cox, Joe Morton and more inside….

Tonight, the 46th NAACP Image Awards will air on TV One at 9pm ET. And TheYBF.com is part of TvOne’s ‘Ground Team” as well be on the red carpet and inside the show giving LIVE updates here on TheYBF.com,Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Tune in for the red carpet coverage at 8p ET tonight!

But before tonight’s the two-hour televised event, a ceremony for the non-televised winners was held at the at Pasadena Convention Center last night, hosted by comedians Affion Crockett and Chris Spencer.

Well hello gorgeous! Fab directress Ava DuVernay stunned in a floral print top and blush skirt as she posed it up on the red carpet ahead of the night’s festivities. The SELMA directress has been hitting up red carpet events left and right lately serving up glam looks.

She just recently teamed up with Oprah Winfrey to bring a new original series to OWN, based on the novel “Queen Sugar” by Natalie Baszile.

“House of Lies” star Larenz Tate kept it dapper as he posed alongside his wife Tomasina.

“How to Get Away With Murder” star Aja Naomi King kept it chic in a cream Narces frock paired with nude pumps. We love her!

Aja’s co-star Alfred Enoch was also in attendance.

“Orange is the New Black” award winning star Laverne Cox glammed it up in a Halston gown, Tyler Alexandra clutch, Casa Reale jewelry, and a XIVKARATS brooch. Lovely look.

She will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of FOX’s “The Mindy Project”.

Emmy Award winner Joe Morton aka “Papa Pope” from hit ABC series “Scandal” was all smiles on the carpet before winning an Award last night.

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” and “Survivor’s Remorse” actress Erica Ash looked gorge in a Sue Wong LBD and Charlie Lapson jewels. The YBF chick recently wrapped up filming for the upcoming rom-com Sister Code, also starring Amber Rose and Eva Marcille. No release date has been announced. We’ll keep you posted.

“The Soul Man” starlet Sherri Shepherd popped up in an interesting look and looked to be in good spirits. The former “View” co-hosts recently opened up about the time she was stood up by comedian Katt Williams. It’s hilar, check it out here.

Chick also seems to love a feathered frock these days too…

TV personality and life coach Iyanla Vanzant had on her Sunday’s best, accessorizing her look with blue heels for a pop of color. Not so sure it works…

It was a family affair for Beyond the Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood as she brought her husband/film director Reggie Bythewood and son along.

Actor Duane Martin, who’s starring in the upcoming flick Sister Code, was all smiles on the carpet.

“Being Mary Jane” creator Mara Brock Akil will be finalizing her producer duties for the BET series “The Game”.

Chairman NAACP National Board of Directors Roslyn M. Brock looked lovely on the carpet.

“News One Now” host Roland Martin was sharp as a tack last night. Y’all know he loves an ascot…

“House of Lies” star Glynn Turman and his wife Jo-Ann Allen came out to support.

Actress Jennia Fredrique shimmered on the carpet.

Singer-songwriter Liv Warfield made a statement with her black and gold oversized clutch.

Soul singer Kem was clean in a steel gray suit.

“Suits” actor Wendell Pierce was debonair in his black tux. New Orleans stand up!

After the carpet…

Ava and Iyanla caught up with one another during the dinner.

As she made her rounds, the SELMA directress took a moment to chop it up with Wendell.

“Papa Pope” took the stage to accept his award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in “Scandal”. Totally deserved.

“black•ish” cutie Yara Shahidi won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

So adorbs!

And comedians Affion Crockett and Chris Spencer were bringing the laughs while on their hosting duties.

Below is the full list of non-televised winners:
LITERATURE:
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
“A Wanted Woman” – Eric Jerome Dickey (Penguin Random House)
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” – Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau)
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
“Forty Acres” – Dwayne Alexander Smith (Atria Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography
“Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine” – Louis Sullivan with David Chanoff (University of Georgia Press)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life” – Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson, Hilary Beard (Spiegel & Grau)
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
“Citizen: An American Lyric” – Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
“Dork Diaries 8: Tales From A Not-So Happily Ever After” – Rachel Renee Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell (Simon & Schuster)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“Brown Girl Dreaming” – Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books)

RECORDING:
Outstanding New Artist
3 Winans Brothers (BMG)
Outstanding Male Artist
Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith feat. Mary J Blige (Capitol)
Outstanding Jazz Album
“My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke” – Al Jarreau (Concord)
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
“Where My Heart Belongs” – Gladys Knight (Shadow Mountain Records)
Outstanding Music Video
“You and I (Nobody in the World)” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Song
“We Are Here” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
Outstanding Album
“Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” – Aretha Franklin (RCA Records)

ANIMATED OR COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGE (CGI):
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)

TELEVISION:
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Sara Hess – “Orange is the New Black” – It Was the Change (Netflix)
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Erika Green Swafford – “How to Get Away With Murder” – Let’s Get To Scooping (ABC)
Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie
Shernold Edwards – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Ken Whittingham – “Parks and Recreation” – Prom (NBC)
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Carl Franklin – “House of Cards” …read more