Black-ish and Hidden Figures Win Big At 2017 NAACP Image Awards

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As reported by Amanda N’Duka for Deadline.com

 Black-ish and Hidden Figures were the big winners at tonight’s 48th annual NAACP Image Awards, taking multiple awards including outstanding comedy series and outstanding motion picture, respectively. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was named Entertainer of the Year.

Hidden Figures

Taraji P. Henson, who was snubbed for an Oscar, took home outstanding actress in both the TV and film category. Denzel Washington won best actor in a motion picture for his role in August Wilson’s Fences and shared backstage that he is planning a film adaptation for all 10 of Wilson’s plays, the next one being Ma Rainy. “August Wilson is the greatest American playwright of all time. He speaks for the ordinary people.” Washington lauded.

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This is Us star Sterling K. Brown won his first image award for outstanding actor and spoke of the show’s importance backstage. “I sincerely hope, in this very red and blue divided country of ours, that our show can bring people together if only for 42 minutes.”

Sterling K. Brown

In his opening remarks, four-peat host Anthony Anderson lamented over the departure of former POTUS Barack Obama and thanked President Donald Trump for “expending my vocabulary. I don’t lie to folks anymore – I‘m merely providing alternative facts.”
The complete list of winners is below:The ceremony, which took place at Pasadena’s Civic Auditorium, honored the outstanding works of people of color from film television, books, and music, with winners announced tonight as well as last night.Anthony Anderson

Entertainer Of The Year
Dwayne Johnson

MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Motion Picture
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century FOX)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures (20th Century FOX)

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

Outstanding Documentary – (Film)
“13TH” (Netflix)

Outstanding Documentary – (Television)
“Roots: A New Vision” (History)

TELEVISION

Outstanding Drama Series
Queen Sugar” (OWN)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series 
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish” (ABC)

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)

WRITING

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

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 CGI

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

RECORDING

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

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)

NAACP President’s Awards 
Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch, III

NAACP Chairman’s Award
Charles J. Ogletree Jr. – Harvard Law Professor

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