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Published February 24, 2014 by sheezacoldpiece









The NAACP Awards recently took place in Pasadena California. The ceremony honors the achievements of black people in various roles within the entertainment industry.

Winners of the 45th NAACP Image Awards (some presented at a ceremony Saturday night in Pasadena, others announced the previous night):

Motion Picture: “12 Years a Slave”

Directing: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Actor: Forest Whitaker for “Lee Daniels’ the Butler”

Actress: Angela Bassett for “Black Nativity”

Supporting actor: David Oyelowo for “Lee Daniels’ the Butler”

Supporting actress: Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave”

Writing (motion picture — theatrical or television): John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”

Independent motion picture: “Fruitvale Station”

International motion picture: “War Witch”

Documentary: “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”

Entertainer of the year: Kevin Hart


Drama series: “Scandal”

Actress in a drama series: Kerry Washington for “Scandal”

Actor in a drama series: LL Cool J for “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Supporting actress in a drama series: Taraji P. Henson for “Person of Interest”

Supporting actor in a drama series: Joe Morton for “Scandal”

Directing in a dramatic series: Regina King, “Southland”

Writing in a dramatic series: Janine Sherman Barrois for “Criminal Minds”

Comedy series: “Real Husbands of Hollywood”

Actress in a comedy series: Wendy Raquel Robinson for “The Game”

Actor in a comedy series: Kevin Hart for “Real Husbands of Hollywood”

Supporting actress in a comedy series: Brandy Norwood for “The Game”

Supporting actor in a comedy series: Morris Chestnut for “Nurse Jackie”

Directing in a comedy series: Millicent Shelton, “The Hustle”

Writing in a comedy series: Vincent Brown for “A.N.T. Farm”

Television movie, mini-series or dramatic special: “Being Mary Jane”

Actress in a television movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Gabrielle Union for “Being Mary Jane”

Actor in a television movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Idris Elba for “Luther”

Actress in a daytime drama series: Tatyana Ali for “The Young and the Restless”

Actor in a daytime drama series: Kristoff St. John for “The Young and the Restless”

Talk series: “Steve Harvey”

Documentary: “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic”

News/information (series or special): “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.”

Reality series: “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

Variety series or special: “Black Girls Rock!”

Children’s program: “Wynton Marsalis: A Young Arts Master Class”

Performance by a youth in a youth/children’s program (series or special): China Anne McClain for “A.N.T. Farm”

New artist: K. Michelle

Male artist: John Legend

Female artist: Beyoncé

Duo, group or collaboration: “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Jazz album: “The Songs of Stevie Wonder,” SFJAZZ Collective

Gospel album: (traditional or contemporary): “Best Days Deluxe Edition,” Tamela Mann

World music album: “Natalie Cole en Español,” Natalie Cole

Music video: “Q.U.E.E.N.,” Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu

Song: “All of Me,” John Legend

Album: “Love, Charlie,” Charlie Wilson


Fiction: “Anybody’s Daughter,” Pamela Samuels Young

Nonfiction: “Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery,” Deborah Willis, Barbara Krauthamer

Debut author: “Nine Years Under,” Sheri Booker

Biography/autobiography: “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” Jeanne Theoharis

Instructional: “The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life,” Robin Quivers

Poetry: “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers,” Frank X Walker

Children: “Nelson Mandela,” Kadir Nelson

Youth/Teens: “Courage Has No Color, the True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers,” Tanya Lee Stone