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12 Feb 2016

47th Annual NAACP Image Awards winners list

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February 12, 2016 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

By Melanie Smith

GlobalGrind.com

Director Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed film Creed is about to run a serious victory lap in the 2016 awards season. The Rocky remake for a new generation earned six 2016 NAACP Image Awards nominations. In addition, the film’s noted breakout star Michael B. Jordan is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year.

The Fox smash hit Empire earned 12 Image Awards nominations, leading the television pack alongside “black-ish,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “American Crime,” andScandal.”

The appeal of the Image Awards is its diverse celebration of the arts. Also included in this year’s honorees are “Jane The Virgin” Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez, and Aziz Ansari‘s Netflix comedy, “Master of None.”

The 2016 NAACP Image Awards took place on TVOne and were hosted by Anthony Anderson. Check out the list of winners below.

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Michael B. Jordan (WINNER)

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture

Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures) WINNER

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Michael B. Jordan – Creed (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) WINNER

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Sanaa Lathan – The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems) WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

O’Shea Jackson, Jr. – Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures) WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Phylicia Rashad – Creed (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) WINNER

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

Beasts of No Nation (Netflix) WINNER

DOCUMENTARY

Outstanding Documentary – (Film)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS Distribution/Firelight Films) WINNER

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TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

“black-ish” (ABC) WINNER

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC) WINNER

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC) WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Mike Epps – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz) WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC) WINNER

Outstanding Drama Series

“Empire” (FOX) WINNER

Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Terrence Howard – “Empire” (FOX) WINNER

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX) WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC) WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC) WINNER

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

“The Wiz Live!” (NBC) WINNER

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

David Alan Grier – “The Wiz Live!” (NBC) WINNER

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

Queen Latifah – “Bessie” (HBO) WINNER

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

“Unsung” (TV One) WINNER

Outstanding Talk Series

“The Talk” (CBS) WINNER

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

“Welcome to Sweetie Pies” (OWN) WINNER

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

“Family Feud” (Syndicated) WINNER

Outstanding Children’s Program

“Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior) WINNER

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

Marcus Scribner – “black-ish” (ABC) WINNER

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

“Family Feud” – Steve Harvey (Syndicated) WINNER

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WRITING

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

Mara Brock Akil, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff – “Being Mary Jane” – Sparrow (BET) WINNER

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Television)

Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo – “The Book of Negroes” (BET) WINNER

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington – “Creed” (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer Pictures) WINNER

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” – The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule (Showtime) WINNER

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

John Ridley – “American Crime” – Episode 1 (ABC) WINNER

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Dee Rees – “Bessie” (HBO) WINNER

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Film)

Ryan Coogler – “Creed” (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) WINNER

RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist

Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records) WINNER

Outstanding Male Artist

Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/iamOTHER) WINNER

Outstanding Female Artist

Jill Scott (Atlantic Records) WINNER

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“Conqueror” – Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records) WINNER

Outstanding Jazz Album

“Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4” – Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy Recordings) WINNER

Outstanding Music Video

“Shame” – Tyrese Gibson (Voltron Recordz) WINNER

Outstanding Song – Traditional

“Back Together” – Jill Scott (Atlantic Records) WINNER

Outstanding Album

“Woman” – Jill Scott (Atlantic Records) WINNER

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“You’re So Beautiful” – Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz (Columbia Records) WINNER

LITERATURE

“Stand Your Ground” – Victoria Christopher Murrary (Touchstone) WINNER

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

“Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga” – Pamela Newkirk WINNER

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Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography

“Between The World and Me” – Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau) WINNER

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

Caroline Randall Williams (Author), (Clarkson Potter) WINNER

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

“How to Be Drawn” – Terrance Hayes (Penguin Books / Penguin Random House) WINNER

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

“Gordon Parks How the Photographer Captured Black and White America” – Carole Boston Weatherford (Author), Jamey Christoph (Illustrator), (Albert Whitman & Company) WINNER

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

“X: A Novel” – Ilyasah Shabazz (Author), Kekla Magoon (With), (Candlewick Press) WINNER

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline

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