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NAACP Image Award Winners Announced

by | February 6, 2016 | Comments

The 47th NAACP Image Award winners were announced last night on a ceremony broadcast live on TV One. The show took place at the Pasadena Conference Center. See the full list of film and television winners below, and check out the recording and literature categories on the official website.


TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series


Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series


Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Don Cheadle

House of Lies


RonReaco Lee

Survivor’s Remorse


Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series


Gina Rodriguez

Jane The Virgin


Loretta Devine

The Carmichael Show


Uzo Aduba

Orange is the New Black


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series


David Alan Grier

The Carmichael Show


Mike Epps

Survivor’s Remorse


Terry Crews

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series


Danielle Brooks

Orange is the New Black


Laverne Cox

Orange is the New Black


Marsai Martin

black-ish


Tichina Arnold

Survivor’s Remorse


Outstanding Drama Series


Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series


Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series


Gabrielle Union

Being Mary Jane


Nicole Beharie

Sleepy Hollow


Viola Davis

How to Get Away With Murder


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


Alfred Enoch

How to Get Away with Murder


Joe Morton

Scandal


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series


Cicely Tyson

How to Get Away with Murder


Danai Gurira

The Walking Dead


Regina King

American Crime


Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special


Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special


Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special


Angela Bassett

American Horror Story: Hotel


Aunjanue Ellis

The Book of Negroes


Jill Scott

With this Ring


LaTanya Richardson

Show Me a Hero


Outstanding News/Information – (Series or Special)

  • “Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm” (ABC)
  • “News One Now” (TV One)
  • “Oprah Prime: Celebrating Dr. King and the Selma Marches 50 Years Later” (OWN)
  • “Oprah: Where Are They Now?- Civil Rights Special” (OWN)
  • “Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

  • “Melissa Harris-Perry” (MSNBC)
  • “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
  • “The Talk” (CBS)
  • “The Wendy Williams Show” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

  • “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
  • “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
  • “Shark Tank” (ABC)
  • “The Voice” (NBC)
  • “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

  • “Black Girls Rock!” (BET)
  • “Family Feud” (Syndicated)
  • “Oprahs Master Class” (OWN)
  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
  • “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)
  • “Dora and Friends” (Nickelodeon)
  • “K.C. Undercover” (Disney Channel)
  • “Little Ballers” (Nickelodeon)
  • “Project MC2” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-series)

  • Hudson Yang – “Fresh Off The Boat” (ABC)
  • Marcus Scribner – “black-ish” (ABC)
  • Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC)
  • Miles Brown – “black-ish” (ABC)
  • Skai Jackson – “Jessie” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special)

  • “Family Feud” – Steve Harvey (Syndicated)
  • “Melissa Harris-Perry” – Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
  • “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel ” – Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” – Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” – Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central)

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture


Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture


Abraham Attah

Beasts of No Nation


Chiwetel Ejiofor

Secret in Their Eyes


Michael Ealy

The Perfect Guy


Will Smith

Concussion


Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture


Keke Palmer

Brotherly Love


Sanaa Lathan

The Perfect Guy


Viola Davis

Lila and Eve


Zoe Saldana

Infinitely Polar Bear


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture


Chiwetel Ejiofor

The Martian


Corey Hawkins

Straight Outta Compton


Idris Elba

Beasts of No Nation


O'Shea Jackson, Jr.

Straight Outta Compton


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture


Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

DOCUMENTARY

Outstanding Documentary – (Film)


Outstanding Documentary – (Television)


WRITING

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

“Parents”

Master of None
100%

“Chapter Twenty-Three”

Jane the Virgin
100%

“Kina Hora”

Transparent
90%

“Y’all Ready For This?”

Key & Peele
97%

“The Word”

black-ish
91%

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

“Mama’s Here Now”

How to Get Away With Murder
93%

“Episode 1”

American Crime
97%

“False Flag”

Turn: Washington's Spies
81%

“Pilot”

Empire
84%

“Being Mary Jane”

Being Mary Jane
90%

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Television)

Dee Rees

Bessie
89%

Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo

The Book of Negroes
100%

Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein

White Water

Nzingha Stewart

With This Ring

Shem Bitterman

Whitney
47%

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman

Straight Outta Compton
88%

Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson

McFarland USA
80%

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley

Inside Out
98%

Rick Famuyiwa

Dope
88%

Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington

Creed
95%

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

“Parents”

Master of None
100%

“Chapter Twenty-Three”

Jane the Virgin
100%

“The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule”

House of Lies
77%

“The End”

Key & Peele
97%

“Cabin Pressure”

Real Husbands of Hollywood

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

“Welcome the Stranger”

Hand of God
30%

“Episode 1”

American Crime
97%

“Pilot”

Empire
84%

“Episode Ten”

American Crime
97%

“Sparrow”

Being Mary Jane
90%

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Christine Swanson

For the Love of Ruth

Dee Rees

Bessie
89%

Nzingha Stewart

With This Ring

Rusty Cundieff

White Water

Salim Akil

The Start Up

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Film)

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
81%

Charles Stone, III

Lila & Eve
40%

Rick Famuyiwa

Dope
88%

Ryan Coogler

Creed
95%

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

  • Aisha Tyler – Archer
  • Audra McDonald – Doc McStuffins
  • Loretta Devine – Doc McStuffins
  • Wanda Sykes – Penn Zero
  • Jeffrey Wright – The Good Dinosaur
  • Joe Eoj

    #naacpimageawardssoblack

    An inclusive award show like the Oscars where anyone could win or get nominated solely based on what they put into their work gets bashed for being racist. Yet a race based show like this where nominees are actually based on race gets a pass. sheesh. No wonder you Americans are in such a horrible state.

    Just because you act doesn’t mean you automatically get an award or a nomination. You actually have to give a worthy performance. The world today is so use to all those participation ribbons that they think showing up is award worthy.

    • Abram

      You realize that Sandra Bullock has won an Image Award, right? Since 2011 Rosario Dawson, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ziyi Zhang, Penelope Cruz, and Suraj Sharma have all been nominated. In the same time, the Oscars (which as you said should be more inclusive) has only nominated 7 non-white actors/actresses in all acting categories.

      • Joe Eoj

        Let’s face it, none of those actors you mentioned won their award or were nominated for their acting prowess, they got a nod for being black friendly. JT? J-Lo? A-list fame to be sure but not exactly anything close to ‘A’ level acting.

        As for only 7 non-whites being nominated perhaps their is a reason for that that doesn’t involve the Academy being a bunch of racists. Maybe just maybe they don’t get the opportunities to shine by playing rolls other than “street thug”, “slave”, “cool urban friend” or “sports star”. And when they do get the chance and end up giving a JT level performance well sorry but you can’t expect to be thrown a bone come Award season.

        How often does someone black get a chance at hitting it out of the park playing a character like Hannibal Lecter and when they do how many actually step up and wow the world with their performance. When I think back on the history of film pretty much all of the stand outs happen to be white.

        I’ve seen a lot of good performances by people that happen to be black, I’ve also seen some great ones like for instance Andre Braugher on this very list. He’s also made my Emmy’s list the list now two year in a row based on his performance as Capt. Raymond Holt[simply one of the best characters/performances on television right now].

        The kid ‘Abraham Attah’ from Beasts of No Nation made my list, as did the film Dope. But give me a break if you’re gonna cry about Will Smith being over looked. He didn’t deserve a nod and neither did anyone from Straight Outta Compton two movies which I enjoyed but I’m not gonna act like they were best in show.

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