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NAACP Image Awards: The Complete Winners List

NAACP Image Awards: The Complete Winners List

Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) have a meeting in the “Sins of the Father” episode of “Empire” on FOX.

Anthony Anderson hosted the NAACP Image Awards show on Feb. 5, airing on TV One, honoring performers in film and TV, with previous awards presented on Feb. 4 for achievement in music, literature and animation.

During the awards show, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks presented John Legend with the President’s Award for his public service. Performers took the stage to sing Legend’s “Ordinary People” and Oscar-winning song “Glory” fromSelma.

Legend accepted the award after singing his hit “All of Me,” thanking his team, his wife Chrissy Teigen and the NAACP.

“We know that we stand on the shoulders of giants who risked their lives to bring us closer to true freedom,” Legend said. “And of course, we are still fighting for freedom,” he added, noting police injustice, before sending out an inspiring and positive message. “I’m hopeful that our generation will demand and achieve radical change in our lifetime.”

“Our lives should, indeed, matter just as much as anyone else’s,” he said. “Fighting for justice isn’t an act of hate, it’s an act of love. So let’s spread love, let’s make the world a more beautiful and just place. We have so much opportunity, let’s not waste it.”

NAACP Chairwoman Rosyln Brock also presented the annual Chairman’s Award to several recipients, including: Brittany “Bree” Newsome; Justice League NYC; Concerned Student 1950 Collective at the University of Missouri, Columbia; The University of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter; Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III; Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley; Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, and Jussie Smollett.

Entertainer of the Year

Michael B. Jordan ***WINNER

Outstanding Motion Picture

Straight Outta Compton (Universal) ***WINNER

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Michael B. Jordan, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) ***WINNER

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) ***WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Phylicia Rashad, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) ***WINNER

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

Beasts of No Nation (Netflix) ***WINNER

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

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

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ (BET) ***WINNER

Outstanding Comedy Series

black-ish (ABC) ***WINNER

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC) ***WINNER

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

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Terrence Howard, Empire (Fox) ***WINNER

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox) *** WINNER

Outstanding New Artist

Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records) ***WINNER

Outstanding Male Artist

Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/I Am Other) ***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 Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

It’s Personal, Tina Campbell (Gee Tree Creative) ***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