NAACP Image Awards 2015: 'How to Get Away with Murder', 'Black-ish' Are Big TV Winners
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'How to Get Away with Murder' is named Outstanding Drama Series, while 'Black-ish' is dubbed Outstanding Comedy Series in addition to winning other awards.

AceShowbiz - The NAACP celebrated the accomplishments of people of color in TV, music, literature and film in a ceremony hosted by Anthony Anderson on Friday night, February 6. In TV field, "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Black-ish" came out as big winners with multiple trophies.

"How to Get Away with Murder" won the Outstanding Drama Series title and helped Viola Davis earn Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series trophy. The drama from Shondaland additionally nabbed Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for the episode "Let's Get to Scooping" written by Erika Green Swafford.

Star Aja Noami King said when accepting the best drama series prize, "I think this show resonates so well with people because like Viola always says, she wants to play a real woman and wants to be a real woman on stage, and I think people really want to see that. And beyond the casting and the talent, our writers and our creators have created a phenomenal show that gives you a glimpse inside a world that is a pretty crazy world. ... It's just...it's delicious."

"Black-ish" soared among other comedies, being hailed as Outstanding Comedy Series. It also helped its stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne and Yara Shahidi win the awards for acting categories.

"I just want to say this. I love being a woman. I love playing a woman. I love being a whole and full woman. I am more than my parts, and we all are. And we all, as women, need to continue to change our gaze from how we are seen to how we are seeing," Ross said in her acceptance speech. "We are full and beautiful women, and let us live in that. I love being a mother on TV. And all I have to say is, I hope that life imitates art or art imitates life and that marriage and babies are around the corner."

Shemar Moore of "Criminal Minds" won the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series title. "Scandal" also took home some awards through Joe Morton and Khandi Alexander's wins as best supporting actor and actress respectively.

Other winners at the 46th annual awards include "Orange is the New Black", "Parks and Recreation", "House of Cards" and "The Trip to Bountiful". Taraji P. Henson was honored with Entertainer of the Year award in addition to winning Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in "No Good Deed".

  • Outstanding Comedy Series: "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson - "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross - "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Laurence Fishburne - "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Yara Shahidi - "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Drama Series: "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Shemar Moore - "Criminal Minds" (CBS)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis - "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton - "Scandal" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Khandi Alexander - "Scandal" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: "The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime Networks)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Blair Underwood - "The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime Networks)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Cicely Tyson - "The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime Networks)
  • Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Sara Hess - "Orange is the New Black": "It Was the Change" (Netflix)
  • Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Erika Green Swafford - "How to Get Away With Murder": "Let's Get to Scooping" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie: Shernold Edwards - "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" (Lifetime Networks)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Ken Whittingham - "Parks and Recreation": "Prom" (NBC)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Carl Franklin - "House of Cards": Chapter 14 (Netflix)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Reggie Bythewood - "Gun Hill" (BET)
  • Outstanding Documentary (Television): "Bad Boys" (ESPN)
  • Outstanding Talk Series: "Steve Harvey" (Syndicated)
  • Outstanding Host in a Talk, Reality, News/ Information or Variety: Steve Harvey - "Steve Harvey" (Syndicated)
  • Outstanding Reality Series: "Iyanla: Fix My Life" (OWN)
  • Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): "Oprah's Master Class" (OWN)
  • Outstanding Children's Program: "Doc McStuffins" (Disney Junior)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth/Children's Program (Series or Special): Fatima Ptacek - "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" (Nickelodeon)
  • Outstanding News/ Information (Series or Special): "Unsung" (TV One)
  • Entertainer of the Year: Taraji P. Henson

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