NAACP Image Awards: Pics & Winners

A list of winners of the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards:

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES:

Motion picture: “The Great Debaters.”

Actor in a motion picture: Denzel Washington, “The Great Debaters.”

Actress in a motion picture: Jurnee Smollett, “The Great Debaters.”

Supporting actor in a motion picture: Denzel Whitaker, “The Great Debaters.”

Supporting actress in a motion picture: Janet Jackson, “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?”

Directing in a motion picture: Kasi Lemmons, “Talk To Me.”

Writing in a motion picture: Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa, “Talk To Me.”

Independent or foreign film: “Honeydripper.”

Documentary: “Darfur Now.”

TELEVISION CATEGORIES:

Comedy series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

Actor in a comedy series: LaVan Davis, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

Actress in a comedy series: America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty.”

Supporting actor in a comedy series: Lance Gross, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

Supporting actress in a comedy series: Vanessa L. Williams, “Ugly Betty.”

Directing in a comedy series: Ken Whittingham, “The Office: Phyllis’s Wedding.”

Writing in a comedy series: Ali LeRoi, “Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Guidance Counselor”

Drama series: “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Actor in a drama series: Hill Harper, “CSI: NY.”

Actress in a drama series: Regina Taylor, “The Unit.”

Supporting actor in a drama series: Omar Epps, “House.”

Supporting actress in a drama series: Chandra Wilson, “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Directing in a dramatic series: Seith Mann, “Friday Night Lights: Are You Ready For Friday Night?”

Writing in a dramatic series: Shonda Rhimes and Krista Vernoff, “Grey’s Anatomy: A Change is Gonna Come.”

TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: “Life Support.”

Actor in a TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Wendell Pierce, “Life Support.”

Actress in a TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Queen Latifah, “Life Support.”

Actor in a daytime drama series: Kristoff St. John, “The Young And The Restless.”

Actress in a daytime drama series: Christel Khalil, “The Young And The Restless.”

News/information, series or special: “In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview.”

Talk series: “Tavis Smiley ‘Crisis in Darfur'”

Reality series: “Run’s House 4.”

Variety series or special: “Celebration of Gospel ’07”

Children’s program: “That’s So Raven.”

Performance in a youth/children’s program, series or special: Raven-Symone, “That’s So Raven.”

RECORDING CATEGORIES:

Album: Alicia Keys, “As I Am.”

Song: “Like You’ll Never See Me Again,” Alicia Keys.

Male artist: Chris Brown.

Female artist: Alicia Keys.

Duo or group: Eddie and Gerald Levert.

New artist: Jordin Sparks.

Jazz artist: Herbie Hancock.

Gospel artist: Kirk Franklin.

World music album: Angelique Kidjo, “Djin Djin.”

Music video: “Like You’ll Never See Me Again,” Alicia Keys.

LITERATURE CATEGORIES:

Fiction: “Blonde Faith,” Walter Mosley.

Nonfiction: “Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond,” Don Cheadle, John Prendergast.

Debut author, “The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir,” Victoria Rowell.

Biography/autobiography: “Obama: From Promise to Power,” David Mendell.

Instructional: “The Covenant in Action,” Tavis Smiley.

Poetry: “Acolytes: Poems,” Nikki Giovanni.

Children: “Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson,” Sue Stauffacher, author; Greg Couch, illustrator.

Youth/teens: “More Than Entertainers: An Inspirational Black Career Guide,” Charles B. Schooler, author; Gary Young, illustrator.

27 Comments

  1. :banana: all i can say is CONGRATULATIONS TO JANET. :banana: …SHE DESERVES AT LEAST ONE AWARD. and to everyone else CONGRATULATIONS TOO!!!!!!!! :brownsista:

  2. Okay meagan we see your not pregnant but you should also not rock a Herve Leger dress with a pooch. SHe is still a pretty girl though.Tone it down sometimes.

  3. [quote comment=”21482″]Okay meagan we see your not pregnant but you should also not rock a Herve Leger dress with a pooch. SHe is still a pretty girl though.Tone it down sometimes.[/quote]
    I have to agree with you 100%. Were it not for her belly she might have looked perfect.

  4. The ladies look good. I think Devin and Val are being way too hard on Megana Good. Its not that much of a pooch and how skinny do u expect people to be??? i think she looks fab :booty:

  5. ALL of these ladies look beautiful :banana: I especially like Sanaa’s dress. Love the color and the bead work :banana:

  6. Everyone looks great. Congrats to Janet on the win. She did an awful lot of crying and worrying in her role as Patricia. I’m sorry ya’ll, I just wasn’t bowled over by Why Did I Get Married. ๐Ÿ™ But everyone looks awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. why does the naacp continue to nominate and award hispanic actors? they have their own award show and they don’t nominate and award afican americans. the image awards i thought were to honor acheivements by african americans. by the way, i was happy when hill harper won and brought his mother on stage.

  8. Sanaa looks STUNNING! But that blue is my favorite color, so I may be a little biased. ๐Ÿ˜€

    And iris, I think the Image Awards and the NAACP are meant for all “COLORED” people. So I took that to mean minorities period. Minorities are rarely recognized for our efforts in TV and film, so hey, I say Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, all of em! Let’s just :thumbsup: celebrate e’erbody!! :thumbsup:

  9. I think they all look great. I just don’t like Golden Brooks’ dress. I also like Tyler Perry, but his show and the actors on that sitcom are not worthy of an award just yet. I watch his show just to support black sitcoms, but I don’t really like it to be honest with you. I did like Why Did I Get Married though.

    Best Dressed goes to:
    Tracee Ellis Ross/ Sanaa Lathan

    Worst Dressed:
    Golden Brooks

    Inappropriately Dressed:
    Meagan Good (She still looks pretty though, and she doesn’t have a belly pooch worth complaining about)

    Most Overrated Show:
    House of Payne (Sorry Tyler, I still love you, but that show sucks man.)

  10. BECAUSE IRIS, IF YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED WE BLACKS AIN’T PETTY (MOST OF US ANY WAY) WE ARE WILLING TO CONGRATULATE TALENT, NO MATTER THE COLOR. WE REAL. ITS WHAT MAKES US A SPECIAL CULTURE. I LOVE IT DON’T U? THATS WHY WE’RE SO HATED!

  11. :dance1: I AM SO GLAD THAT JANET JACKSON WON, SHE DESERVES TO WIN SOMETHING TO LET WHITE AMERICANS KNOW THAT NO MATTER WHAT MISTAKES OUR BLACK STARS MAKE, WE WILL FORGIVE THEM AND MOVE ON BECAUSE WHITE AMERICANS STILL HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST JANET JACKSON BECAUSE OF THE STUPID “SB” THINKG. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU MISS JACKSON, AND LOOKS FORWARD TO BUYING YOUR ALBUM ON FEBRUARY 26, AND I WILL DEFINATELY BE AT YOUR 2008 TOUR!!!!

  12. I would just like to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! to everyone that won an award, but I must say that reading the literature awards kind of made me feel bad because I own a couple of those books but have yet to read them.
    I’m too wrapped up in the urban fiction novels. ๐Ÿ™

  13. I AM SO HAPPY FOR JANET SHE DESERVES IT AND SANAA DRESS IS STUNNING :thumbsup: MONICA FROM “GIRLFRIENDS” DRESS IS NICE TOO!

  14. The show was nice and I am glad that Jurnee won I can’t believe the Great Debators is not being recognized at the Academy Awards, what a shame…and I am also glad that Denzel Whitaker won even though I believe that Nate put on a better performance in his role…

    I am really happy that Janet won but I thought that that award should have went to the woman I forgot her name but she carried the movie with all of her comedy….I thought she was excellent in the movie, Janet was good too but that woman outshined all of the ladies…and Jill Scott put on a hell of a performance herself…

    I don’t like that dress on Meagan it doesn’t look good at all on her, she should have saved that for the BET Awards or something, it wasn’t classy for the NAACP awards…everyone else looked lovely…I am still mad at Aretha and her Diva pouting…

    Congrats to Ruby Dee “I love her so much” and Congrats to Stevie too…

  15. I think that Janet got the award because it is the NAACP “Image” award and her character portrayed a positive image. I think Tasha Smith was hilarious in the movie, but she was dysfunctional as hell and that is not the image the NAACP would want to promote. My husband and I refer to the NAACP awards as the “Super Bougie (Bourgiose) awards. Glad our happy smileys are back.

    I was glad Janet won and to the person above who said this as well–I felt that it was black america’s way of saying “we choose who is “in” or “out” for us…not white america”.

  16. Vanessa Williams – simply beautiful

    Sanaa Lathan – stunning

    Keshia Knight Pulliam’s shoes – too precious

    Meagan Good – pretty in pink

    Jurnee Smollett – gorgeous dress

    All of the winners were deserving except House of Payne. I watch that show faithfully but it isn’t outstanding when compared to Everybody Hates Chris, 30 Rock, Ugly Betty or Girlfriends. And even though LaVan Davis carries the show, providing more entertainment than the rest of the cast, Tyler Williams is much better in Everybody Hates Chris (as is Dule Hill, Donald Fasion & Reggie Hayes). Just my opinion.

  17. I really don’t like that show, “House of Payne”. I support Tyler & the positive images he stands for but I can’t stomach that show, it’s tired and they don’t have enough different sets.

  18. But Tyler creates jobs for black folks he has to win awards no matter how bad his shows are- its the unwritten rule :lol2:

  19. I love everyone’s dress especially Sanaan’s dress. The color looks beautiful on her. Meagan looks great too…none of us are perfect.

  20. Supporting actress in a motion picture: Janet Jackson, โ€œTyler Perryโ€™s Why Did I Get Married?โ€- so happy for Janet. One of you said that Jill should have gotten the award. Don’t forget jill was the leading actress of the movie, Janet was supporting actress other wise that award would have went to Jill scott.

  21. Why does Megan Goode need a prop (rose)? So predictable! She should have traded that in for a girdle.

    Do’s: Janet, Vanessa, Tracee, Jurnee, Keesha and Yaya :thumbsup:

    Don’t: Tichina and Megan :thumbsdown:

  22. I think people tend to forget that Janet is a legend. She has captivated the industry for a long time. The whole SB invent was blown way out of proposition. She is a talented artist, who deserves so much. A lot of people are quick to write her off, but she has already made her statement in the industry. Congrats to you Janet!

  23. [quote comment=”21547″]I think people tend to forget that Janet is a legend. She has captivated the industry for a long time. The whole SB invent was blown way out of porportion. She is a talented artist, who deserves so much. A lot of people are quick to write her off, but she has already made her statement in the industry. Congrats to you Janet![/quote]

  24. The ladies look good. I think Devin and Val are being way too hard on Megana Good. Its not that much of a pooch and how

  25. @ Iris

    NAACP is the National Association for the Advancement of COLORED People. Hispanics are people of color. And by the way, I watched the ALMA Awards this year and they do recognize African Americans.

    PEOPLE OF COLOR SHOULD STICK TOGETHER!!! :stop: the HATE!!!

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