Saturday, February 11, 2017

Beyonce, ‘Moonlight’ and ‘black-ish’ Win Big at NAACP Image Awards

The motion picture “Moonlight” and the TV series “black-ish” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” were among the top winners in the NAACP Image Awards’ non-televised categories, which were handed out at a dinner at the Pasadena Conference Center on Friday night.

Nine additional televised awards will be presented on Saturday night at a ceremony broadcast live on TV One and hosted by Anthony Anderson.

“Moonlight” won the award as the outstanding independent film, and picked up additional honors for supporting actor Mahershala Ali, plus directing and writing honors for Barry Jenkins.

Other film winners included supporting actress Viola Davis for “Fences” and “13th” for documentary film.

In television categories, “black-ish” won awards for supporting actor Laurence Fishburne, young actor Marsai Martin and writer Kenya Barris.

“The People v. O.J. Simpson” miniseries won the award for outstanding miniseries or TV movie, and picked up separate awards for director John Singleton and actor Courtney B. Vance.

Jussie Smollett and Naturi Naughton were named outstanding supporting actor and actress in a drama series for “Empire” and “Power,” respectively, while Regina King won the supporting miniseries award for “American Crime.”

Beyonce dominated the music awards by winning Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration, Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Album and Outstanding Song.

Other music winners included Chance the Rapper (new artist) and Maxwell (outstanding male artist).

The gala dinner was hosted by Erica Ash and Deon Cole.

The full list of Image Awards winners:

Television Categories

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Laurence Fishburne – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Tichina Arnold – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jussie Smollett – “Empire” (FOX)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: Courtney B. Vance – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC)
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special): “BET Love and Happiness White House Special” (BET)
Outstanding Talk Series: “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): “2016 Black Girls Rock” (BET)
Outstanding Children’s Program: “An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win”(Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series): Marsai Martin – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Roland S. Martin – “NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin”(TV One)

Recording Categories

Outstanding New Artist: Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Outstanding Male Artist: Maxwell (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Female Artist: Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: “Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
Outstanding Jazz Album: “Latin American Songbook” – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): “One Way” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
Outstanding Music Video: “Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)
Outstanding Song – Traditional: “I See A Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia Records)
Outstanding Album: “Lemonade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)
Outstanding Song – Contemporary: “Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)

Literature Categories

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction: “The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. McFadden (AkashicBooks)
Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction: “Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollinsPublishers/William Morrow)
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: “Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” -Trevor Noah (Random House)
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography: “Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” -Trevor Noah (Random House)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional: “The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business/The Crown Publishing Group)
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry: “Collected Poems: 1974-2004” – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)
Outstanding Literary Work – Children: “Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman(Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens: “As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))

Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” (A24)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: “Moonlight” (A24)

Documentary Categories

Outstanding Documentary – (Film): “13TH” (Netflix)
Outstanding Documentary – (Television): “Roots: A New Vision” (History)

Writing Categories

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Kenya Barris – “`black-ish” – Hope (ABC)
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Ava DuVernay – “Queen Sugar” – First Things First (OWN)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Charles Murray – “Roots” – Night 3 (History)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)

Directing Categories

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – Value (FX)
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Singleton – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” – The Race Card (FX)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Rick Famuyiwa – “Confirmation” (HBO)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)

Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI) Category

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Idris Elba – “The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Studios)

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