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Here Are The Winners Of The 49th NAACP Image Awards

Here Are The Winners Of The 49th NAACP Image Awards

Here Are The Winners Of The 49th NAACP Image Awards

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Bruno Mars, Ava DuVernay and Kendrick Lamar won big during the two-hour live NAACP Image Award special, which was hosted by Anthony Anderson.

The best in black entertainment, music and social justice were packed in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for last night’s NAACP Image Awards. Hosted by Anthony Anderson and aired live on TV One, the two-hour special opened with a powerful moment in support of the #TIMESUP movement. Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross spoke out against sexual misconduct and an imperfect American legal system.

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“We are America’s black women,” Kerry Washington said, starting off the message. “Forces of nature,” Tracee Ellis Ross added. Evoking the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, the group then delivered a series of messages starting with the phrase “Time’s Up.” “Time’s up on complaining about an imperfect system if we aren’t willing to fix it, time’s up on our silence, time’s up on the abuse of power,” the women said together. The group received a rousing applause when they told the audience, “The midterms are a perfect moment for us to use our voices.”

And use their voices they did.

Kenya Barris’ show black-ish was the night’s big winner. The ABC hit was named best comedy series and took acting honors for stars Ross and Anderson. “It’s an extraordinary thing to be able to show what a beautiful black family looks like on television,” Ross said as the cast accepted the comedy series honor. Power was named best drama series, and star Omari Hardwick won for best dramatic actor. Other winners included Gifted actress Octavia Spencer and Empire star Taraji P. Henson, who were both absent, and Daniel Kaluuya, who won for his leading role in Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

Below are the full list of winners and their accolades:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Ava DuVernay

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer – “Gifted” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Motion Picture
“Girls Trip” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “`black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross – “`black-ish ” (ABC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“`black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Omari Hardwick – “Power” (Starz)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)

Outstanding Drama Series
“Power” (Starz)

The winners of the Non-Televised Categories for the 49th NAACP Image Awards are:

Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Ellis – “Insecure” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin – “`black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited – Series or Dramatic Special
“The New Edition Story ” (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba – “Guerrilla” (Showtime)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited -Series or Dramatic Special
Queen Latifah – “Flint” (Lifetime)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
“Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series
“The Real” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
“The Manns” (TV One)

Outstanding Variety or Game Show – (Series or Special)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Spike)

Outstanding Children’s Program
“Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)
Caleb McLaughlin – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Roland Martin – “News One Now” (TV One)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
LL Cool J – “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike)

Recording
Outstanding New Artist
SZA (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)

Outstanding Male Artist
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Female Artist
Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Outstanding Jazz Album
“Petite Afrique” – Somi (Sony Music/OKeh)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
“Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2” – Greenleaf Soundtrack (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Literature
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
“The Annotated African American Folktales” – Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor),Maria Tatar (Editor), (Liveright Publishing Corporation)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies” – Dick Gregory (Author), (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
“No One Is Coming to Save Us” – Stephanie Powell Watts (Author), (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Autobiography
“Becoming Ms. Burton – From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women” – Susan Burton (Author), Cari Lynn (Author), Michelle Alexander (Foreword By), (The New Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting our Sacred Dreams ” – Dr. Tererai Trent (Author), Oprah Winfrey (Foreword By), (Simon and Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
“Incendiary Art: Poems” – Patricia Smith (Author), (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
“Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History ” – Vashti Harrison (Author), (Hachette Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth / Teens
“Clayton Byrd Goes Underground” – Rita Williams-Garcia, (Author), Frank Morrison (Illustrator), (Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers)

Motion Picture
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Idris Elba – “THOR: Ragnarok” (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Tiffany Haddish – “Girls Trip” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Detroit” (Annapurna Pictures)

Documentary
Outstanding Documentary (Film)
“STEP” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)
“The 44th President: In His Own Words” (History)

Writing
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Janine Barrois – “Claws” – Batsh*t (TNT)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Gina Prince-Bythewood – “Shots Fired” – Hour One: Pilot (Fox)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special
Abdul Williams – “The New Edition Story ” – Part 2 (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Jordan Peele – “Get Out” (Universal Pictures)

Directing
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Anton Cropper – “`black-ish” – Juneteenth (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Carl Franklin – “13 Reasons Why” – Tape 5, Side B (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special
Allen Hughes – “The Defiant Ones” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Jordan Peele – “Get Out” (Universal Pictures)

ANIMATED/CGI
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Tiffany Haddish – “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” (Comedy Central)



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