Image Awards: Kevin Hart Named Entertainer Of The Year; Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, LL Cool J Honored

By | Saturday February 22, 2014 @ 8:17pm PST

Kevin Hart was named entertainer of the yearnaacp-image-award__131007152952-275x479 (1) tonight at the NAACP‘s Image Awards aired live on the East Coast on TV One. Forest Whitaker was named best actor and Angela Bassett best actress for their respective roles in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Black Nativity. Best picture award went to 12 Years A Slave. Kevin Hart was named best actor in a comedy series for Real Husbands of Hollywood and LL Cool J took the best actor in a drama series prize for NCIS: Los Angeles. Kerry Washington was named best actress in a drama series for Scandal. The award for best actress in a comedy series went to Wendy Raquel Robinson for The Game. Scandal and Real Husbands Of Hollywood took nods, respectively, for best drama and comedy series.

Oprah Winfrey honored Nelson Mandela with a tribute. Forest Whitaker received the NAACP Chairman’s Award. And Paris Barclay and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American Presidents of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, respectively, were inducted into the Image Awards Hall of Fame. The complete list of winners follows: Read More »

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NAACP Image Awards Noms Announced

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 1:09pm PST

naacp-image-awardThe NAACP’s 45th annual Image Awards are set for February 22 and will air live on the East Coast On TVOne and tape-delayed in the West from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Weinstein Company leads the film noms unveiled today with 17 thanks to three films on the Best Picture list (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Fruitvale Station), followed by 12 Years A Slave distributor Fox Searchlight with seven. Rounding out the best film noms is Universal’s sequel The Best Man Holiday. BET and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 19 and 16, respectively, followed by ABC with 15 and HBO with 13. Here’s the full list of noms — they span TV, film, books and music — which were announced during TVOne’s presentation at the TCA winter press tour in Pasadena:

Related: Broadcast Film Critics To Celebrate 2013′s Historic Output Of Black Cinema

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NAACP Image Awards Move To Cable With TV One Deal

By | Monday October 7, 2013 @ 8:28am PDT
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The NAACP and TV One network have inked a five-year agreement for the NAACP Image Awards, beginning with the live airing of the 45th NAACP Image Awards in February 2014. The Image Awards had long been a … Read More »

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Image Awards: Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Don Cheadle, Kerry Washington

By | Friday February 1, 2013 @ 6:34pm PST

Image AwardsJamie Foxx was named entertainer of the year tonight at the NAACP’s Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. Denzel Washington was named best actor and Viola Davis best actress in a motion picture for their respective roles in Flight and Won’t Back Down. Best picture prize went to Red Tails. Don Cheadle was voted best actor in a comedy series for House Of Lies and LL Cool J took the Image Awardsbest actor in a drama award for NCIS: Los Angeles. Kerry Washington was named best actress in a drama series for Scandal as well as best supporting actress in a movie for Django Unchained. Washington also received the previously announced President’s Award presented by Diahann Carroll. The award for best actress in a comedy series went to Cassi Davis of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, which earned the corresponding supporting actor nod for Lance Goss. The awards for best supporting actor and actress in a drama series went to Omar Epps for House M.D. and to Loretta Devine for Grey’s Anatomy. Scandal and The Game took nods, respectively, for best drama and comedy series. Alfre Woodard was chosen best actress in a movie or miniseries for her role as Ouiser in Lifetime’s version of Steel Magnolias.
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2013 Image Award Film And TV Nominations Unveiled

By | Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 1:51pm PST

The Weinstein Company’s Django Unchained leads the film nominees and ABC tops the TV side with 20 mentions for the 44th NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be announced February 1 in a ceremony airing live on NBC. Here’s the full list of film and TV noms released today: Read More »

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‘The Help’, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Win At NAACP Image Awards

By | Friday February 17, 2012 @ 7:07pm PST

The Help accumulated more accolades tonight with the NAACP Image Awards naming it Best Motion Picture, and Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were chosen Best Actress and Supporting Actress. Ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium were hosted by Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie. In addition, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association received the NAACP President’s Award. A list of winners in motion picture and TV categories follows:

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture
“The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/
Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Laz Alonso – “Jumping the Broom”
(TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/
Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Mike Epps – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/
Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Pariah” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)

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2012 NAACP Image Award Film And TV Nominations

By | Thursday January 19, 2012 @ 9:00am PST

NAACP Image Awards 2012 NomineesNominees for THE 43RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today. Winners will be announced during a live telecast on NBC Friday, February 17 beginning at 8 PM. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of film, television, music and literature and honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Here are the nominees in films and television:

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture
“Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
“Pariah” (Focus Features)
“The First Grader” (National Geographic
Entertainment)
“The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
“Tower Heist” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Eddie Murphy – “Tower Heist”
(Universal Pictures)
Laurence Fishburne – “Contagion”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Laz Alonso – “Jumping the Broom”
(TriStar Pictures)
Oliver Litondo – “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
Vin Diesel – “Fast Five” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Adepero Oduye – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Emma Stone – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Paula Patton – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
Viola Davis – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Zoë Saldana – “Colombiana” (TriStar Pictures)

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