Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Mary J. Blige Win NAACP Image Awards
publish date: 2018-01-15
Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Mary J. Blige, and LL Cool J are all winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which air Monday (January 15). The ceremony is to be held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and while the results of 47 categories were announced Sunday (January 14), the remaining nine winners will be honored in the telecast.
K. Dot was chosen for three awards: Outstanding Album for DAMN., Outstanding Duo for “Loyalty' featuring Rihanna, and Outstanding Contemporary Song with “HUMBLE.”
After a fruitful 2017 with the release of her debut studio album Ctrl, fellow TDE member SZA took home the award for Outstanding New Artist.
Fresh off multiple Golden Globe nominations and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Mary J. Blige won for Outstanding Female Artist. Meanwhile, LL Cool J is being recognized not for his music, but for his television work, winning for Outstanding Host in a Reality Competition award for his hosting of Lip Sync Battle on Spike.
Other winners of the evening include Jordan Peele for Get Out and Tiffany Haddish for Girls Trip. The award show honors African-American achievement in Arts and Entertainment, specifically Film, Television, Literature, and Music, and has been presented annually since 1967.
See more of the awards below or on the NAACP Image Awards website.
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Idris Elba, 'THOR: Ragnarok'
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Tiffany Haddish, 'Girls Trip'
Independent Motion Picture: 'Detroit'
Writing: Jordan Peele, 'Get Out'
Directing in a Motion Picture: Jordan Peele, 'Get Out'
New Artist: SZA
Male Artist: Bruno Mars
Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
Duo, Group or Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
Jazz Album: 'Petite Afrique,' Somi
Gospel/Christian Album: 'Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2,' Greenleaf Soundtrack
Music Video/Visual Album: 'That's What I Like,' Bruno Mars
Song – Traditional: 'That's What I Like,' Bruno Mars
Album: 'DAMN.,' Kendrick Lamar
Song – Contemporary: 'HUMBLE.,' Kendrick Lamar
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jay Ellis, 'Insecure'
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, ''black-ish'
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, 'Scandal'
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Naturi Naughton, 'Power'
Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special: 'The New Edition Story'
Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba, 'Guerrilla'
Actress in a Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special: Queen Latifah, 'Flint'
Directing in a Comedy Series: Anton Cropper, ''black-ish'
Directing in a Dramatic Series: Carl Franklin, '13 Reasons Why'
Directing in a Television Movie or Special: Allen Hughes, 'The Defiant Ones'
News/information Series or Special: 'Unsung'
Documentary: 'The 44th President: In His Own Words'
Talk Series: 'The Real'
Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: 'The Manns'
Variety or Game Show Series or Special: 'Lip Sync Battle'
Children's Program: 'Doc McStuffins'
Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series): Caleb McLaughlin, 'Stranger Things'
Host in a Talk or News/Information Series or Special: Roland Martin, 'News One Now'
Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety Series or Special: LL Cool J, 'Lip Sync Battle' (Spike)
Character Voice-Over Performance: Tiffany Haddish, 'Legends of Chamberlain Heights'
Writing in a Comedy Series: Janine Barrois, 'Claws
Writing in a Dramatic Series: G.na Prince-Bythewood, 'Shots Fired'
Writing in a Television Movie or Special: Abdul Williams, 'The New Edition Story'
Fiction: 'The Annotated African American Folktales,' Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor),Maria Tatar (Editor), (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Non-Fiction: 'Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies,' Dick Gregory
Debut Author: 'No One Is Coming to Save Us,' Stephanie Powell Watts
Biography or Autobiography: 'Becoming Ms. Burton, From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women,' Susan Burton and Cari Lynn
Instructional: 'The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting our Sacred Dreams,' Dr. Tererai Trent
Poetry: 'Incendiary Art: Poems,' Patricia Smith
Children: 'Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History ,' Vashti Harrison
Youth and Teens: 'Clayton Byrd Goes Underground,' Rita Williams-Garcia, author and Frank Morrison illustrator