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Taraji P. Henson wasa double winner at 2017 Image Awards: Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (‘Empire’ – FOX) and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (‘Hidden Figures’ – 20th Century Fox)

*The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One.

The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins including Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer as special correspondents.

NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn Brock presented the NAACP Chairman’s Award to Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. NAACP President Cornell William Brooks presented the NAACP President’s Award to Lonnie G. Bunch, III.

Some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared including: Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, Dwayne Johnson, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Nate Parker, Niecy Nash, Omari Hardwick, Regina King, Mandy Moore, John Legend, Terrence Howard, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown, Octavia Spencer, Trevor Noah, Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Mike Colter, Mykelti Williamson, Adam Rodriguez, Rashida Jones, Bill Paxton, Brian White, Deon Cole, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Justin Cornwell, Nick Kroll, Penny Johnson, Pooch Hall, Don Cheadle, Keesha Sharp, Andra Day, Kofi Siriboe, Rutina Wesley, Stephan James, Tika Sumpter and Uzo Aduba. Also appeared were cast members from EmpireThis Is UsAtlantaThe Carmichael ShowPowerblack-ishQueen Sugar, and more.

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Denzel Washington (Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture / ‘Fences’ – Paramount Pictures)

The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” in the non-televised categories were announced during a gala dinner celebration that took place Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Pasadena Civic Center Ballroom – the event was hosted by Erica Ash and Deon Cole.

The NAACP Image Awards production team included Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Tony McCuin was the Director, Kimmie H. Kim and Byron Phillips were Co-Producers, and Robin Reinhardt was Talent Producer. Cree Summer was the in-show announcer.

The NAACP Image Awards is the premiere multicultural awards show. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

Nominees for the NAACP Image Awards are determined by the number of entries received by the deadline. To be eligible, projects must have had a national distribution date between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016.  From those entries, a nominating committee selects five nominees in each of the 56 categories. To determine the winners, the members of the NAACP vote via a secured online site. The results are tabulated by the Image Awards auditors, Bert Smith & Co., and the results are confidential until the envelope is opened LIVE on stage during the TV One telecast on Saturday, February 11, 2017.


Below are all of the winners for the 48th NAACP Image Awards.

Television Categories

Outstanding Comedy Series

“`black-ish” (ABC)


Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – “`black-ish” (ABC)


Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

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


Outstanding Drama Series

“Queen Sugar” (OWN:  Oprah Winfrey Network)


Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown  – “This Is Us” (NBC)


Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)


Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Motion Picture

“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)


Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)


Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)


Entertainer of the Year

Dwayne Johnson


The winners from last night’s “48th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Dinner” are below.

Special encore presentations of the show will air on TV One at: Tonight – 11:05 PM ET, Sun. Feb. 12 at 10am & 6:05PM ET, Wed. Feb. 15 at 9:30am ET, Thurs. Feb. 16 at 4pm & 12am ET.

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at

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About NAACP:

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at


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The winners of the Non-Televised Categories for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are:


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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