NAACP Image Awards | Thursday February 12, 2009

 

History

39th NAACP Image Award Winners

Television Categories

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

America Ferrera – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Vanessa Williams – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Regina Taylor – “The Unit” (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Omar Epps – “House” (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

“Life Support” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Wendell Pierce – “Life Support” (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Queen Latifah – “Life Support” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

Kristoff St. John – “The Young And The Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

Christel Khalil – “The Young And The Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

“In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview” (TVOne)

Outstanding Talk – (Series)

“Tavis Smiley” (PBS)

Outstanding Reality – (Series)

“Run’s House 4” (MTV)

Outstanding Variety – (Series or Special)

“Celebration of Gospel ‘07” (BET)

Outstanding Children’s Program

“That’s So Raven” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

Raven-Symoné – “That’s So Raven” (Disney Channel)

Recording Categories

Outstanding New Artist

Jordin Sparks (Jive/Zomba)

Outstanding Male Artist

Chris Brown (Jive)

Outstanding Female Artist

Alicia Keys (J Records)

Outstanding Duo or Group

Eddie & Gerald Levert (Atlantic)

Outstanding Jazz Artist

Herbie Hancock (Verve)

Outstanding Gospel Artist – (Traditional or Contemporary)

Kirk Franklin (Gospocentric)

Outstanding World Music Album

Angelique Kidjo – “Djin Djin” (Razor & Tie)

Outstanding Music Video

“Like You’ll Never See Me Again” – Alicia Keys (J Records)

Outstanding Song

“Like You’ll Never See Me Again” – Alicia Keys (J Records)

Outstanding Album

Alicia Keys – “As I Am” (J Records)

Literature Categories

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

“Blonde Faith” – Walter Mosley (Little, Brown & Company)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

“Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond” – Don Cheadle, John Prendergast (Hyperion)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

“The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir” – Victoria Rowell (Harper Collins)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

“Obama: From Promise to Power” – David Mendell (Harper Collins/Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

• “The Covenant in Action” – Tavis Smiley (Smiley Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

• “Acolytes: Poems” – Nikki Giovanni (Harper Collins/William Morrow)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

“Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson” – Sue Stauffacher, Author; Greg Couch, Illustrator (Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

“More Than Entertainers: An Inspirational Black Career Guide” – Charles B. Schooler, Author; Gary Young, Illustrator (Zenith Publishing)

Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Denzel Washington – “The Great Debaters” (The Weinstein Co.)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Jurnee Smollett – “The Great Debaters” (The Weinstein Co.)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Denzel Whitaker – “The Great Debaters” (The Weinstein Co.)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

• Janet Jackson – “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?” (Lionsgate Films)

Outstanding Motion Picture

“The Great Debaters” (The Weinstein Co.)

Outstanding Independent or Foreign Film

“Honeydripper” (Emerging Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical and Television)

“Darfur Now” (Warner Independent Pictures)

Writing Categories

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Ali LeRoi – “Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Guidance Counselor” (CW)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

Shonda Rhimes– “Grey’s Anatomy: A Change is Gonna Come” (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa – “Talk To Me” (Focus Features)

Directing Categories

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Ken Whittingham – “The Office: Phyllis’s Wedding” (NBC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

Seith Mann – “Friday Night Lights: Are You Ready For Friday Night?” (NBC)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

Kasi Lemmons – “Talk To Me” (Focus Features)