The NAACP Image Awards…Winners and More!

If you saw the NAACP Image Awards, then you saw our girl Lupita Nyong’o slay (again) in her orange bronze Givinchy dress, as she walked up on the stage to accept the award for Best Supporting Actress. She was so gracious in her acceptance speech.  Kerry Washington also looked precious with her baby bump!

Despite the host Anthony Anderson comedic antics, overall the show fell a bit flat and dry, but it was still nice to see the various shows/movies/etc that featured talented African Americans.

Some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared including Tyler Perry, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Hart, Lou Gossett Jr., Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, Tyrese Gibson, Ed Asner, Tika Sumpter, and Ben Vereen among others.  The awards show also acknowledged TV One’s 10 year anniversary. (My, they have come a long way.)  TV One will be producing the awards ceremony for the next 5 years. I am looking forward to seeing how the production will improve over the course of that time.  Here is a partial list of winners…
  • Oprah Winfrey honored Nelson Mandela with a great tribute, which included a performance by Stevie Wonder
  • Actor Forest Whitaker received the NAACP Chairman’s Award.
  • Paris Barclay and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American Presidents of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, respectively, were inducted into the Image Awards Hall of Fame.
Television Categories
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Kerry Washington-“Scandal” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Scandal” (ABC)
Outstanding Comedy Series
“Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
Outstanding Talk Series
“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
Motion Picture Categories
Outstanding Motion Picture
“12 Years A Slave”
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Forest Whitaker-“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Angela Bassett-“Black Nativity”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

David Oyelowo-“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Non-televised Categories
Television Categories
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Kevin Hart-“Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Wendy Raquel Robinson-“The Game” (BET)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Morris Chestnut-“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Brandy Norwood-“The Game” (BET)
Outstanding Actorin a Drama Series
LL Cool J-“NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Joe Morton-“Scandal” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson-“Person of Interest” (CBS)
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Being Mary Jane” (BET)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba-“Luther” (BBC America)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Gabrielle Union-“Being Mary Jane” (BET)
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Kristoff St. John-“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Tatyana Ali-“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
“The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS)
Outstanding Reality Series
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
Outstanding Variety Series or Special
“Black Girls Rock!” (BET)

Outstanding Children’s Program

“Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth/Children’s Program (Series or Special)China Anne McClain-“A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
Recording Categories
Outstanding New Artist
K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Male Artist
John Legend (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Blurred Lines”-Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
Outstanding Jazz Album
“The Songs of Stevie Wonder”-SFJAZZ Collective (SFJAZZ Records)
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
“Best Days Deluxe Edition”-Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
Outstanding World Music Album
“Natalie Cole en Español”-Natalie Cole (Verve Records)
Outstanding Music Video
“Q.U.E.E.N.”-Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy / Atlantic)
Outstanding Song
“All Of Me”-John Legend (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Album
“Love, Charlie”-Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
Literature Categories
Outstanding Literary Work-Fiction
“Anybody’s Daughter”-Pamela Samuels Young (Goldman House Publishing)
Outstanding Literary Work-Non-Fiction
“Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery”
Deborah Willis, Barbara Krauthemer (Temple University Press)
Outstanding Literary Work-Debut Author
“Nine Years Under”-Sheri Booker (Gotham Books)
Outstanding Literary Work-Biography/Autobiography
“The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”
Jeanne Theoharis (Beacon Press)
Outstanding Literary Work-Instructional
“The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life”
Robin Quivers (Avery)
Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry
“Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers”
Frank X Walker (University of Georgia Press)
Outstanding Literary Work-Children
“Nelson Mandela”-Kadir Nelson (Harper Collins Children’s Books/Katherin Tegen Books)
Outstanding Literary Work-Youth/Teens
“Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers”-Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick Press)
Motion Picture Categories

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