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IMG_1420The 47th NAACP Image Awards were handed out on Friday and Ghana’s breakthrough child star, Abraham Attah was spotted with Haitian Hollywood heartthrob, Jimmy Jean-Louis. Young Attah’s critically acclaimed movie, ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ picked up the award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture.

IMG_1409Other big winners from the night included Straight Outta Compton for Outstanding Motion Picture, Black-ish (Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross won Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series, respectively), and Empire(Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson got top honors.)

Full list of winners:

Entertainer of the Year:

Michael B. Jordan


Outstanding Motion Picture:
Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:
Michael B. Jordan, Creed

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture:
Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Straight Outta Compton

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Phylicia Rashad, Creed

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture:
Beasts of No Nation

Outstanding Documentary (Film):
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film):
Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, Creed

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film):
Ryan Coogler, Creed


Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series:
Terrence Howard, Empire

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series:
Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

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 Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:
David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live!

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series:
Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:
The Wiz Live! (NBC)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special):
Unsung (TV One)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)
Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Kenya M. Barris, Black-ish – “The Word”

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 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 Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film):
Loretta Devine, Doc McStuffins

Outstanding Talk Series:
The Talk (CBS)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series:
Welcome to Sweetie Pie(OWN)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special):
Family Feud (Syndicated)

Outstanding Children’s Program:
Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-series):
Marcus Scribner, Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special):
Steve Harvey, Family Feud


Outstanding New Artist:
Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist:
Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/iamOTHER)

Outstanding Female Artist:
Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration:
Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett, “Conqueror” (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album:
“Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4” – Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary):
Tina Campbell, “It’s Personal” (Gee Tree Creative)

Outstanding Music Video:
Tyrese Gibson, ”Shame” (Voltron Recordz)

Outstanding Song – Traditional:
Jill Scott, “Back Together” (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album:
Jill Scott, “Woman” (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary:
Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz, “You’re So Beautiful” (Columbia Records)


Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction:
Stand Your Ground, by Victoria Christopher Murray

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction:
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, by Pamela Newkirk

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author:
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography:
Between The World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional:
Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family, by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry:
How to Be Drawn, by Terrance Hayes

Outstanding Literary Work – Children:
Gordon Parks How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, by Carole Boston Weatherford (Author) and Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

X: A Novel, by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon