NAACP Image Awards 2016: 'Empire' and 'Black-ish' Lead TV Winners


NAACP Image Awards 2016: 'Empire' and 'Black-ish' Lead TV Winners


'Empire' bags three gongs including Outstanding Drama Series, while 'Black-ish' claims Outstanding Comedy Series title in addition to five other prizes.
"Empire" and "Black-ish" ruled the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards in TV categories. Dominating the nomination list with twelve and ten nods respectively, both shows bagged multiple awards at the Friday, February 5 ceremony hosted by "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson.

"Empire" was named Outstanding Drama Series and paired the Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Drama Series gongs through Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson's wins. "Black-ish", meanwhile, took home a total of six gongs, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Anthony Anderson and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Tracee Ellis Ross.

"The Wiz Live!" was another big winner that night, taking home Outstanding Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special for David Alan Grier. Queen Latifah, who also starred in the NBC live musical production, won Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special for her role in HBO's TV movie "Bessie".

"Scandal", "American Crime", "Being Mary Jane" and "House of Lies" were among other winners in TV categories. The Entertainer of the Year award went to "Creed" star Michael B. Jordan. The annual awards event also handed out prizes in movie and music categories.

  • 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: Mike Epps, "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Drama Series: "Empire" (FOX)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard, "Empire" (FOX)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, "Empire" (FOX)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, "Scandal" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King, "American Crime" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: "The Wiz Live!" (NBC)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: David Alan Grier, "The Wiz Live!" (NBC)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Queen Latifah, "Bessie" (HBO)
  • Outstanding News/ Information (Series or Special): "Unsung" (TV One)
  • Outstanding Talk Series: "The Talk" (CBS)
  • Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: "Welcome to Sweetie Pies" (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 Miniseries) : Marcus Scribner, "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special) - Individual: Steve Harvey, "Family Feud" (Syndicated)
  • Outstanding Documentary (Television): "Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ" (BET)
  • Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Kenya M. Barris, "Black-ish" - "The Word" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Mara Brock Akil, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff, "Being Mary Jane" - "Sparrow" (BET)
  • Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo, "The Book of Negroes" (BET)
  • 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" (Showtime)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: John Ridley, "American Crime" - "Episode 1" (ABC)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Dee Rees, "Bessie" (HBO)
  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Loretta Devine, "Doc McStuffins" (Disney Channel)
  • Entertainer of the Year: Michael B. Jordan


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