Winners were revealed during the 47th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 5. The show aired live on TV One.
Anthony Anderson returned for the third year as host for the evening. He opened the show with an NWA-inspired rap that took aim at diversity on award shows with hilarious results.
The NAACP Image Awards honors outstanding people of color in films, music, books and television shows. “Creed’s” Michael B. Jordan was named Entertainer of the Year and also won Best Actor.“Straight Outta Compton” won for Best Picture.
One of the surprises of the night was Sylvester Stallone coming on stage to introduce motion picture nominee, “Creed.” He was met with a standing ovation and quipped that he wasn’t expecting that. “Creed” netted Ryan Coogler a win for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film).
“Empire” was a big winner for the night with Terrence Howard, and Taraji P. Henson taking home Best Actor and Best Actress respectively. The show was also named Best Drama series.
Oscar-winning singer-songwriter John Legend was recognized with the President’s Award.
List of winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Michael B. Jordan, Creed
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan, Creed
Outstanding Motion Picture: Straight Outta Compton
Outstanding Drama Series: Empire
Outstanding Comedy Series: Black-ish
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard, Empire
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy
President’s Award: John Legend
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Mike Epps, Survivor’s Remorse
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, Black-ish
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, Scandal
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King, American Crime
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Mara Brack Ali, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff,Being Mary Jane, Sparrow
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo, The Book of Negroes
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington,Creed
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
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Ridley, American Crime
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Dee Rees, Bessie
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Creed
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Loretta Devine, Doc McStuffins
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Steve Harvey, Family Feud
Outstanding Talk Series: The Talk
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): Family Feud
Outstanding Children’s Program: Doc McStuffins
Outstanding TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: The Wiz Live!
Outstanding Actor in a TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live!
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