The Celebrities behind Celebrities: 2011 Blackout Awards

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

blackout_coverMisa Hylton-Brim, Elaine Welteroth, Johnny Nunez & Paula Renfroe

The 2nd annual Blackout Awards was held last night (June 12) at the Newark Hilton Gateway Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. The event was created to honor top celebrity Fashion Stylists, Hair Stylists, Make-Up Artists and Photographers.

Hosted by 4 -time Emmy Award winning make-up artist, Karen Dupiche the night was filled with honoring the talented individuals behind the scenes of the entertainment industry.

Honorees for the night included “For Colored Girls” playwright, Ntozake Shange with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Crystal Wright with the Vanguard Award, and award-winning journalist from Inside Edition and BET April Woodard with the Trailblazer Award.

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April Woodard

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Other honorees were this year’s “Blackout 12” which is made up of some of the creative industry’s elite:, Andrea Fairweather, Unique London , Coco & Breezy, Roger McKenzie , Curtis Smith, John “JayBee” Bivins, John Ricard, Johnny Nunez , John Blassingame, Lisa Logan and AJ Crimson.

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Curtis Smith

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Coco & Breezy

The Blackout Awards also awarded International HIV/AIDS Activist, Hydeia Broadbent with the first-ever Blackout Humanitarian Award.

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Tahiry Jose and Lexi Chow

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Chris NV

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Alex Young

Photos by Paul Zimmerman, WireImage

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