50th Annual NAACP Image Awards Results

Several of the biggest names in film, television and music turned out for the 50th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30, which was broadcast live on TV One from The Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, highlights from the evening included Beyoncé being named as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year and NAACP President Derrick Johnson presenting her husband Sean “Jay-Z” Carter with the prestigious President’s Award. Congresswoman Maxine Waters‘ fiery acceptance speech energized the audience as she was being honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award.

Additional honorees included REACH Media nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner who was presented with the Vanguard Award, and Ne-Yo, who was awarded the inaugural Black & Positively Golden Music Honor sponsored by McDonald’s.

The Marvel Studios film Black Panther was the evening’s big winner, scoring seven awards including Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Ryan Coogler), Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture: Film (Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Michael B. Jordan), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Danai Gurira), Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Chadwick Boseman), Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture (Letitia Wright), and Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture.

In the world of Television, the series “black-ish” won big picking up six awards including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Anthony Anderson), and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Tracee Ellis Ross).

Ella Mai dominated the music categories, picking up 3 awards including Outstanding Album (Ella Mai), Outstanding New Artist, and Outstanding Song Contemporary (“Boo’d Up”). Koryn Hawthorne picked up her first NAACP Image Award, gaining the nod for Outstanding Gospel Album (Tradition or Contemporary) for her release Unstoppable.

Congratulations to David and Tamela Mann who earned recognition in the category of Outstanding Literary Work (Debut Author) for their book Us Against The World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family. Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama‘s book Becoming picked up the award for Outstanding Literary Work (Biography/Autobiography).

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.

Check out a full listing of this year’s winners here.

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