By DERRIK J. LANG
AP Entertainment Writer
Kerry Washington was a triple threat at the NAACP Image Awards.
The star of ABC’s “Scandal” picked up a trio of trophies at the 44th annual ceremony: outstanding actress in a drama series for “Scandal,” supporting actress in a motion picture for “Django Unchained” and the President’s Award, which is given in recognition of special achievement and exceptional public service.
Denzel Washington was honored as outstanding actor in a motion picture for “Flight,” while Viola Davis won as outstanding actress in a motion picture for “Won’t Back Down.”
Don Cheadle was awarded the outstanding actor in a comedy series trophy for his role as a slick management consultant in Showtime’s “House of Lies.”
Other early winners at the ceremony hosted by talk show host Steve Harvey included Lance Gross as outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and Loretta Devine as supporting actress in a drama series for “Grey’s Anatomy.”
The Image Awards are presented annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the group’s members select the winners.
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