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40th NAACP Image Awards

Motion Picture 
Outstanding Motion Picture
The Secret Life of Bees
Fox Searchlight
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Will Smith
Seven Pounds
Columbia Pictures
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Columbus Short
Cadillac Records
Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures
Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
The Class
Sony Pictures Classic
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire
Fox Searchlight
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Rosario Dawson
Seven Pounds
Columbia Pictures
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Paramount
 
Television 
Outstanding Comedy Series
Tyler Perry's House of Payne
TBS
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross
Girlfriends
CW
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Tyler Perry's House of Payne
TBS
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Hill Harper
CSI: NY
CBS
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson
Grey's Anatomy
ABC
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Angela Bassett
ER
NBC
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Sean Combs
A Raisin in The Sun
ABC
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Phylicia Rashad
A Raisin in The Sun
ABC
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Debbi Morgan
All My Children
ABC
Outstanding Talk Series
The View
ABC
Outstanding Variety – (Series or Special)
UNCF An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson
Syndicated
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – (Series or Special)
Keke Palmer
True Jackson
Nickelodeon
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
LaVan Davis
Tyler Perry's House of Payne
TBS
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Lance Gross
Tyler Perry's House of Payne
TBS
Outstanding Drama Series
Grey's Anatomy
ABC
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Taye Diggs
Private Practice
ABC
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
A Raisin in The Sun
ABC
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Bryton McClure
The Young And The Restless
CBS
Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
In Conversation: Michelle Obama Interview
TVOne
Outstanding Reality Series
American Idol 7
FOX
Outstanding Children's Program
Dora The Explorer
Nickelodeon
Outstanding Documentary
The Black List
HBO
 
Writing & Directing 
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Erica D. Montolfo
The Game - White Coats and White Lies
CW
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Shonda Rhimes
"Grey's Anatomy" - Freedom Part 1 & 2
ABC
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Jenny Lumet
Rachel Getting Married
Sony Pictures Classics
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Kevin Sullivan
30 Rock - MILF Island
NBC
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Ernest Dickerson
Lincoln Heights - The Day Before Tomorrow
ABC Family
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Gina Prince Bythewood
The Secret Life of Bees
Fox Searchlight Pictures
 
Recording 
Outstanding New Artist
Jennifer Hudson
Arista
Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé
MusicWorld/Columbia Records
Outstanding Jazz Album
Natalie Cole
Still Unforgettable
DMI Records
Outstanding World Music Album
Cheryl Keyes
Let Me Take You There
Keycan Records
Outstanding Song
Will.i.am
Yes We Can
Will.i.am Music Group
Outstanding Male Artist
Jamie Foxx
J Records
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Jennifer Hudson feat. Fantasia
I'm His Only Woman
Arista
Outstanding Gospel Artist – (Traditional or Contemporary)
Mary Mary
Columbia Records
Outstanding Music Video
Will.i.am
Yes We Can
Will.i.am Music Group
Outstanding Album
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
Arista
 
Literature 
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
In the Night of the Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel
Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes
Atria Books/ Simon & Schuster
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
Barack, Race, and the Media: Drawing My Own Conclusion
David Glenn Brown
David G. Brown Studios
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
32 Ways To Be A Champion In Business
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Nikki Grimes, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Simon & Schuster
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
Letter to My Daughter
Maya Angelou
Random House
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography
The Legs Are The Last To Go
Diahann Carroll
Armistad
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
Hip Hop Speaks To Children: A Celebration of "Poetry With A Beat"
Nikki Giovanni
Source Books/Jabberwocky
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
Letters To A Young Sister: Define Your Destiny
Hill Harper
Gotham Books
 
Honorees 
Chairman's Award
Honorable Al Gore
Dr Wangari Muta Maatha

President's Award
Muhammad Ali

Key of Life
Elizabeth Catlett
Sam Gilliam
Jonathan Green

Vanguard Award
Russell Simmons