The 9th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards went down over the weekend (Sat. Aug 13) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Hosted by Steve Harvey, the 2011 Hoodie Awards featured appearances from R&B singer Letoya Luckett, actor/BET personality Terrence J, actor/comedian Kevin Hart, gospel singers Tye Tribbett, Marvin Sapp, & Kirk Franklin, actresses Tisha Campbell-Martin & Tichina Arnold, and many more. The show also featured performances by soul singers Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton and Kem.

As hinted by its name, the Hoodie Awards — conceived and developed by Steve Harvey — celebrates the best of the “hood,” ordinary people doing extraordinary things. So instead of celebrities taking home trophies, its every day people that get their time to shine in the spotlight.

Check out 20+ pics from the 2011 Hoodie Awards (as well as the full list of winners) below!


Best Fried Chicken – Carey’s Cuisine (Washington, DC)

Best Nail Salon – Salon Couture (Washington, DC)

Best High School Teacher – Glendora Franklin (Washington, DC)

Best Car Wash/Detail Showroom – Shine (St. Louis, MO)

Best Church Choir – Family Worship and Praise Center(Tallahassee, FL)

Best Soul Food Place – Croaker’s Spot, The Soul of Seafood (Richmond, VA)

Best Barbershop – Moon’s Barbershop (Washington, DC)

Best Beauty Salon – Salon Couture (Washington, DC)

Best High School – Cass Technical School (Detroit, MI)

Best Barbecue – This is It BBQ & Seafood (Atlanta, GA)

Best Church – First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Washington, DC)

Best Community Leader – Tony Lewis Jr. (Washington, DC)

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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