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2012 NAACP Image Awards Winners in TV: 'Law and Order: SVU', 'Up All Night' and More

February 18, 2012 03:57:39 GMT

The police procedural show is named Outstanding Drama Series, while Nick Cannon takes a supporting actor prize through his acting on the comedy series.


2012 NAACP Image Awards Winners in TV: 'Law and Order: SVU', 'Up All Night' and More
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The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards has handed out its kudos on Friday, February 17 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Taking the coveted prizes in TV field were "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" which were named Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series respectively.

Also having a victorious night was Nick Cannon who scored Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series through his stint on "Up All Night". LL Cool J won an accolade for best drama actor through his role on "NCIS: Los Angeles", while Laurence Fishburne was chosen as Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

Fishburne's TV movie which aired on HBO, "Thurgood", also nabbed the Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special award. In Reality Series category, "Dancing with the Stars" managed to edge out other competitors including "American Idol" and "All-American Muslim".

"Grey's Anatomy" and "The Game", which led the nomination list with six mentions each, only took home one trophy each. The former helped James Pickens Jr. to grab Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series prize, while the latter has its win for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

In addition to honoring outstanding people of color for their work in TV, the 2012 NAACP Image Awards handed out kudos in film, music and literature categories. Filmmaker George Lucas was honored with the Vanguard Award, which was presented by Samuel L. Jackson.

The award-giving event also paid a tribute to the late Whitney Houston by playing a footage of her accepting the award for outstanding female artist in 1994. Yolanda Adams, meanwhile, performed "I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry" dedicated to the "Saving All My Love for You" hitmaker.

  • Outstanding Comedy Series: "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Malcolm-Jamal Warner - "Reed Between the Lines" (BET)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross - "Reed Between the Lines" (BET)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nick Cannon - "Up All Night" (NBC)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Keshia Knight Pulliam - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
  • Outstanding Drama Series: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: LL Cool J - "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King - "Southland" (TNT)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: James Pickens Jr. - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Archie Panjabi - "The Good Wife" (CBS)
  • Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: "Thurgood" (HBO)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Laurence Fishburne - "Thurgood" (HBO)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Taraji P. Henson - "Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story" (Lifetime)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Emerson Brooks - "All My Children" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Tatyana Ali - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
  • Outstanding News/ Information - (Series or Special): "Unsung" (TV One)
  • Outstanding Talk Series: "Oprah's Lifeclass" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Outstanding Reality Series: "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Variety Series or Special: "Oprah Presents: Master Class" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Outstanding Children's Program: "I Can Be President: A Kid's-Eye View" (HBO)
  • Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children's Program - (Series or Special): Keke Palmer - "True Jackson, VP" (Nickelodeon)
  • Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil - "The Game": "Parachutes....Beach Chairs" (BET)
  • Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Lolis Eric Elie - "Treme": "Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues?" (HBO)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: "Rules of Engagement": "The Set Up" (CBS)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Ernest Dickerson - "Treme": "Do Watcha Wanna" (HBO)
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