Marsai Martin, Lupita Nyong'o win early NAACP Image Awards

Marsai Martin
Posted at 9:42 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 21:42:36-05

PASADENA, Calif. -- Fifteen-year-old Marsai Martin won outstanding supporting actress in a film for her role in “Little” over superstar names at Saturday's NAACP Image Awards, which recognize the achievements of actors and musicians of color.

Martin's award went with three more she won Friday for her roles in “Little” and the TV show “black-ish” during the non-televised first night of the Image Awards. She beat out Jennifer Lopez, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer to win.

Lupita Nyong'o won best actress in a movie for her role in “Us.”

Martin's “Black-ish” cast mate Tracee Elliss Ross won best actress in a TV comedy.