Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg, rap star M.C. Hammer and actors Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones were among those honored at the 23rd annual NAACP Image Awards.
The civil war drama "Glory" was named best motion picture and Fox Television's "In Living Color" won best TV comedy program at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's ceremony honoring black achievement.The Saturday night award show in Los Angeles will be televised Jan. 16 on NBC.
Recording nominees Oleta Adams, Randy Crawford, Miki Howard and Dianne Reeves performed a tribute to the late jazz legend Sarah Vaughan. Vaughan was presented posthumously with a Hall of Fame Award.
Singer Dionne Warwick received the Key of Life Award from singer-composer Stevie Wonder to recognize her commitment to fighting AIDS and other diseases.