Michael B. Jordan may have been snubbed for an Academy Award but the “Creed” actor was overwhelmingly appreciative for his NAACP Image Award.
Taraji P. Henson presented him the “Entertainer Of The Year” honor and the audience gave a thunderous applause and a standing ovation.
“This is such an honor to be in this category. I want to thank the NAACP, God again because this is an amazing year” he said.
“I’m proud to be black in this room” he added and the crowd went wild.
The 28-year-old also revealed that when he was a teenager, he used to sneak into the Image Awards “…and now I’m standing here as the Entertainer of the Year which is mind blowing.”
Congrats Bae! You’re more than deserving!
RED CARPET RECAP: The 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards
1. Tracee Ellis Ross has arrived.Source:Getty 1 of 18
2. Laura Govan hits the red carpet.Source:Getty 2 of 18
3. Suited up! Benzino’s in the building.Source:Getty 3 of 18
4. Quantico star Aujanue Ellis has a MESSAGE.Source:Getty 4 of 18
5. Claudia Jordan in head-to-toe black.Source:Getty 5 of 18
6. The lady in red: reality star Jennifer Williams.Source:Getty 6 of 18
7. Tocarra stuns in fuschia.Source:Getty 7 of 18
8. Naturi Naughton serves old Hollywod-glam.Source:Getty 8 of 18
9. Sanaa Lathan can do no wrong.Source:Getty 9 of 18
10. “Empire” star Jussie Smollett looking dapper!Source:Getty 10 of 18
11. Like father, like son.Source:Getty 11 of 18
12. Keke Palmer is all smiles!Source:Getty 12 of 18
13. How beautiful does Jada-Pinkett smooth look?Source:Getty 13 of 18
14. SLAY, Laverne Cox.Source:Getty 14 of 18
15. Chrissy Teigen continues to embrace her baby bump!Source:Getty 15 of 18
16. John Legend accompanies Chrissy on the red carpet.Source:Getty 16 of 18
17. Hey, Gabi!Source:Getty 17 of 18
18. “Concussion” star Gugu Mbatha-Raw.Source:Getty 18 of 18
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