'Black-ish' and 'Hidden Figures' Win Big at 2017 NAACP Image Awards
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The ABC comedy series nabs six awards, the drama pic bags three gongs, and Beyonce grabs five awards.

AceShowbiz - Winners of the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced over two nights in a non-televised gala on Friday, February 10 and in a live ceremony on Saturday, February 11. Dominating the nominations in TV category, "Black-ish" came out as the biggest winner at the prize-giving event with a total of six nods.

The ABC series was named Outstanding Comedy Series, while its stars %cAnthony Anderson%, %cTracee Ellis Ross%, %cLaurence Fishburne% and %cMarsai Martin% grabbed an award each in acting category. The show also won Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for Kenya Barris' script for its episode titled "Hope".

OWN's "Queen Sugar" won Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for Ava DuVernay's script for its episode "First Things First". %cTaraji P. Henson% nabbed the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series title for her role on "Empire" and %cSterling K. Brown% took home the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series prize for his role on "This Is Us".

Henson also picked up an award in film category for her portrayal of mathematician Katherine Goble Johnson in biopic "Hidden Figures". The Academy Award-nominated movie was additionally named Outstanding Motion Picture, beating out "Fences", "Loving", "Moonlight" and "The Birth of a Nation".

Despite losing the Outstanding Motion Picture, "Moonlight" won in four other categories, including Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for %cMahershala Ali% as well as Outstanding Writing and Directing in a Motion Picture (Film) for Barry Jenkins.

Also scoring multiple wins were "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story", %cBeyonce Knowles% and "Fences". "People v. O.J. Simpson" won three, Beyonce grabbed five awards and "Fences" took home two prizes.

"People v. O.J. Simpson" helped its stars %cCourtney B. Vance% and %cRegina King% win Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special, respectively. "Fences" actors %cDenzel Washington% and %cViola Davis% also bagged an award each in acting category.

Meanwhile, Beyonce won through her album "Lemonade", her "Formation" music video as well as her collaboration with %cKendrick Lamar%, "Freedom". The pregnant diva, however, lost the Entertainer of the Year title to Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson.

During the live ceremony hosted by Anthony Anderson, %cDonald Trump% was still a favorite topic of jokes. "Where the hell was %cSteve Harvey% when he needed him to announce the presidential election results?" Anderson quipped, referring to the time when Harvey falsely announced the winner of 2016 Miss Universe. %cTrevor Noah% also joked onstage, "Lets get into it, I'm black and immigrant so I don't have that much time."

Below is the list of winners in movie, music and TV fields. Visit the official site of NAACP Image Awards for the complete list of winners.

  • Outstanding Comedy Series: "Black-ish"
  • Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: %cAnthony Anderson% - "Black-ish"
  • Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: %cTracee Ellis Ross% - "Black-ish"
  • Outstanding Drama Series: "Queen Sugar"
  • Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: %cSterling K. Brown% - "This Is Us"
  • Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: %cTaraji P. Henson% - "Empire"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: %cLaurence Fishburne% - "Black-ish"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: %cTichina Arnold% - "Survivor's Remorse"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: %cJussie Smollett% - "Empire"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: %cNaturi Naughton% - "Power"
  • Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: %cCourtney B. Vance% - "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
  • Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
  • Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: %cRegina King% - "American Crime"
  • Outstanding News / Information - (Series or Special): BET Love and Happiness White House Special
  • Outstanding Talk Series: "Steve Harvey"
  • Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: "Iyanla: Fix My Life"
  • Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): "2016 Black Girls Rock"
  • Outstanding Children's Program: "An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win"
  • Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series): %cMarsai Martin% - "Black-ish"
  • Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special) - Individual or Ensemble: Roland S. Martin - "NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin"
  • Outstanding New Artist: %cChance the Rapper%
  • Outstanding Male Artist: %cMaxwell%
  • Outstanding Female Artist: %cBeyonce Knowles%
  • Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: "Freedom" - %cBeyonce Knowles% feat. %cKendrick Lamar%
  • Outstanding Jazz Album: "Latin American Songbook" - %cEdward Simon%
  • Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): "One Way" - %cTamela Mann%
  • Outstanding Music Video: "Formation" - %cBeyonce Knowles%
  • Outstanding Song - Traditional: "I See a Victory" - %cKim Burrell% and %cPharrell Williams%
  • Outstanding Album: "Lemonade" - %cBeyonce Knowles%
  • Outstanding Song - Contemporary: "Freedom" - %cBeyonce Knowles% feat. %cKendrick Lamar%
  • Outstanding Motion Picture: "Hidden Figures"
  • Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: %cDenzel Washington% - "Fences"
  • Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: %cTaraji P. Henson% - "Hidden Figures"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: %cMahershala Ali% - "Moonlight"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: %cViola Davis% - "Fences"
  • Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: "Moonlight"
  • Outstanding Documentary - (Film): "13TH"
  • Outstanding Documentary - (Television): "Roots: A New Vision"
  • Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Kenya Barris - "Black-ish" - "Hope"
  • Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Ava DuVernay - "Queen Sugar" - "First Things First"
  • Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Charles Murray - "Roots" - "Night 3"
  • Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins - "Moonlight"
  • Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: %cDonald Glover% - "Atlanta" - "Value"
  • Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Singleton - "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" - "The Race Card"
  • Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Rick Famuyiwa - "Confirmation"
  • Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins - "Moonlight"
  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): %cIdris Elba% - "The Jungle Book"
  • Entertainer of the Year: Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson

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