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Civil rights honours for film Ray
Jamie Foxx
Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of late musician Ray Charles
The Ray Charles biopic Ray has won four awards from a US black civil rights group, including an outstanding actor prize for Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.

Ray was named this year's outstanding movie at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los Angeles.

Actresses Kerry Washington and Regina King were also praised for their roles.

Singer Alicia Keys took home two trophies for outstanding song and music video for her hit If I Ain't Got You.

'Wonderful ride'

Foxx, who also won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of the late music legend, said: "This has been an absolute wonderful ride."

Fellow Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman won the NAACP Image award for his supporting role in the film Million Dollar Baby.

Kanye West was named outstanding new artist for his album College Dropout, while Grammy-winner Usher was honoured as outstanding male artist.

Prince received the Vanguard award and performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion event, as did American Idol winner Fantasia, who was named outstanding female.

Actor Chris Tucker hosted the 36th annual ceremony, which honours ethnic performers in film, television, literature and music.

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