Blue Ivy, Beyoncé and Marsai Martin Collect Early Wins at NAACP Image Awards


Blue Ivy Carter is an NAACP Image Award winner at just 8 years old.

The 51st annual NAACP Image awards held their non-televised dinner on Friday night ahead of the main ceremony on Saturday.

Beyoncé dominated the music categories, picking up six wins, including outstanding female artist, album for “Homecoming: The Live Experience, soundtrack/compilation for “The Lion King: The Gift” and outstanding duo/group for her “Brown Skin Girl” collaboration with Saint Jhn, Wizkid and daughter Blue Ivy (the track features vocals from the youngster).

“When They See Us” and “Black-ish” were the top winners in the television categories with Marsai Martin sweeping the actress wins.

Martin and “Black-ish” co-star Deon Cole accepted the outstanding supporting actress and actor in a comedy series trophies, respectively.

The ABC series won a total of five awards including outstanding comedy series, actor in a comedy series and performance by a youth in a series, special, television movie or limited series.

Martin was one of the most decorated nominees of the night, receiving four awards including breakthrough performance in a motion picture for her starring role in “Little.”