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Lizzo Named Entertainer of the Year at 2020 NAACP Image Awards




Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and more were honoured at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards, held in Los Angeles.

Some awards,  including Beyoncé’s seven nod for her achievements with Homecoming: The Live Album and The Lion King: The Gift, were announced on Friday before the main ceremony on Saturday.

Last night’s event  drew many of the winners to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the ceremony, where Rihanna delivered an empowering acceptance speech upon receiving this year’s President Award and Lizzo was dubbed entertainer of the year


See the full winners list below:

Outstanding Album
Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyoncé

Outstanding New Artist
Lil Nas X

Outstanding Male Artist
Bruno Mars

Outstanding Female Artist

Outstanding Song – Traditional
“SPIRIT,”  Beyoncé

Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“Before I Let Go,” Beyoncé

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Brown Skin Girl,” Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD

Outstanding Jazz Album
Love & Liberation, Jazzmeia Horn

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song (Traditional or Contemporary)
“Love Theory,” Kirk Franklin

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
Juice, Lizzo

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé with Various Artists

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Deon Cole, black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin, black-ish

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Omari Hardwick, Power

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Harold Perrineau, Claws

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lynn Whitfield, Greenleaf

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
When They See Us

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Niecy Nash, When They See Us

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

Outstanding Talk Series
Red Table Talk

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series/Game Show
Rhythm + Flow

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Outstanding Children’s Program
Family Reunion

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)
Marsai Martin, black-ish

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Jada Pinkett Smith, Red Table Talk

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Steve Harvey, Celebrity Family Feud

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series
Kelly Rowland, American Soul

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
The Revisioners, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations, Toni Morrison

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
I Am Dance: Words and Images of the Black Dancer, Hal Banfield (Author), Javier Vasquez (Illustrator)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography
More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), Elaine Welteroth

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, And Opportunity For Black Women In America, Karen Arrington (Author), Joanna Price (Illustrator), Sheryl Taylor (Forward)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
Felon: Poems, Reginald Dwayne Betts

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
Sulwe, Lupita Nyong’o (Author), Vashti Harrison (Illustrator), (Simon & Schuster, BFYR)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
Around Harvard Square, C.J. Farley (Akashic Books)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture
Marsai Martin, Little

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
Just Mercy

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Dolemite is My Name

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)
James Earl Jones, The Lion King

Outstanding Documentary (Film)
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Outstanding Documentary (Television – Series or Special)
Hitsville: The Making of Motown

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Cord Jefferson, The Good Place, “Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Truth Be Told, “Monster”

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Suzan-Lori Parks, Native Son

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Jordan Peele, Us

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Anya Adams, GLOW, “Outward Bound”

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Power, “Forgot About Dre”

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Rashid Johnson, Native Son

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Marsai Martin, Little

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Jamie Foxx, Just Mercy

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Angela Bassett, 9-1-1

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Lupita Nyong’o, Us

President’s Award

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Michael B. Jordan, Just Mercy

Outstanding Motion Picture
Just Mercy

Entertainer of the Year


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Billed as “music’s biggest night”, the Grammys are the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Sunday’s show was attended by Adele, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder, with performances from Lizzo, Steve Lacy and Brandi Carlile.

British artists had a good night, with indie duo Wet Leg winning two prizes, including best alternative album; and Sam Smith receiving best pop duo/group performance for Unholy, a duet with Kim Petras.

Smith’s prize was their first Grammy since 2015, when they won four trophies, including best new artist.

However, the singer let Petras take the microphone to mark another historical achievement.

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“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” said the German-born singer.

She went on to thank the late, transgender pop artist Sophie for “kicking these doors open”, and Madonna “for fighting for LGBTQ rights”, before dedicating the award to her mother.

“I grew up next to nowhere in Germany and my mother believed me, that I was a girl,” she said, as Smith looked on with pride. “I wouldn’t be here without her and her support.”

The duo later gave a sultry, BDSM-inspired performance of their ode to infidelity, introduced by Madonna.

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The singer told the audience she had written the first verse “in the shower when I was choosing to change my son’s life”, by divorcing her then-husband, Simon Konecki.

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“I don’t think any of us sit in the studio, making decisions based on what is going to get us one of these.”

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