The Secret Life of Bees Movie Wins Two NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith, actor Nate Parker, actress Dakota Fanning, actor Will Smith, writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood, producer Joe Pichirallo and producer Lauren Shuler Donner accept the Outstanding Motion Picture award for “The Secret Life of Bees” during the 40th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images for NAACP)

The 40th annual NAACP Image Awards were televised live on Fox Thursday, February 12th from Los Angeles. Leading with eight nominations, The Secret Life of Bees won awards for Most Outstanding Picture and Best Director. On hand to accept the award for Most Outstanding Picture were producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Joe Pichirallo, Will and Jada Smith, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and cast members Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Nate Parker, and Tristan Wilds.