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NAACP Image Awards Winners!

In case you forgot, the 42nd NAACP Awards ceremony aired on Fox TV last night. Anybody watch it?

I’ll save the color commentary and just post the list of winners, which follows below (no real surprises):

Outstanding Motion Picture
“For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Halle Berry – “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Samuel L. Jackson – “Mother and Child” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Kimberly Elise – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)


Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
“Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)
“For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots” (PBS)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Aaron McGruder – “The Boondocks” – The Fund-Raiser (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Shonda Rhimes – “Private Practice” – Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King? (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Michael Elliot – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Kevin Rodney Sullivan – “Modern Family” – Game Changer (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Millicent Shelton – “Men of A Certain Age” – Go with the Flow (TNT)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Tyler Perry – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
David Mann – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ice Cube – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Regina King – “Southland” (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard – “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order” (NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Sins of the Mother” (Lifetime Movie Network)

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
Jill Scott – “Sins of the Mother” (Lifetime Movie Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Darnell Williams – “All My Children” (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

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

Outstanding Talk Series
“The View” (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Series
“Sunday Best” (BET Network)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
“UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Lionel Ritchie” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Children’s Program
“True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program Series or Special
Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding New Artist
Willow (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist
Usher (Laface/Jive Records)

Outstanding Female Artist
Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records/Matriarch)

Outstanding Duo or Group or Collaboration
John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album
“From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf – Live in Marciac” – The Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Galliano (The Orchard)

Outstanding Gospel Album – Traditional or Contemporary
“You Are Not Alone” – Mavis Staples (ANTI Records)

Outstanding World Music Album
“VOCAbuLarieS” – Bobby McFerrin (Universal Music Group/Decca/Emarcy)

Outstanding Music Video
“Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys (J Records)

Outstanding Song
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia (J Records)

Outstanding Album
“Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
“Getting to Happy” – Terry McMillan (Penguin Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” – Michelle Alexander (The New Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
“The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” – Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography
“You Don’t Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles” – Ray Charles Robinson, Jr. (Crown)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life” – Antwone Fisher (Touchstone, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
“100 Best African-American Poems” – Nikki Giovanni (Sourcebooks MediaFusion)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
“My Brother Charlie” – Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Authors), Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) (Scholastic Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“Condoleezza Rice A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me” – Condoleezza Rice (Random House Children’s Books)

3 comments to NAACP Image Awards Winners!

  • Wait when did Book of Eli com out? I love Sophia Vergara on Modern Family (same for everyone on that show). At first I thought she would just be some bad stereotype, but she’s grown from that.

  • Miranda

    - I love Tyler Perry and all the work that he does. The message I get from his movies is that women can be empowered, and that black families have all the same issues as white families. A family is a family whether their color! I have most of his movies starting from Madea all the way to I can do bad all by Myself saved on my DVR. I love his movies, they are like… feel good movies to me. I work for DISH and I have Sling Adapter, and it allows me to take Tyler anywhere with, for a moment when I might need his humor. I hope he keeps doing what he is doing, he is empowering males and females everywhere. Good for Tyler and his beautiful wife for keeping their heads high and doing what they do.

  • Miranda, since I’ve been reading this site, I’ve never seen anything near your proclamation. Generally, the comments on Tyler Perry (on this site) are not…ahh…favorable.

    So I tip my hat to your. Say it loud, you love you some Tyler, and I ain’t madatcha. In fact, I love that in you. You know, I love the fact that you don’t care what other think of him, and there’s no fear in your heart to speak about it.