The NAACP held its annual Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorum in Los Angeles. The forty-forth annual event honoured the best in music, television, film, and literature in a gala event hosted by Steve Harvey. Actorserved as announcer for the awards ceremony.
The first award of the night was for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and was awareded tofor her role in “Grey's Anatomy”.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:in “Django Unchained”
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:in “Flight”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Lance Gross in “Tyler Perry's House of Payne”
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis in “Won't Back Down”
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series:in “House of Lies”
Kerry Washington won the President's Award. She is the first black woman to have a starring role in over 40 years; the last female to hold such a role was Diahann Carroll in the sitcom “Julia”.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:in “House MD”
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Kerry Washington in “Scandal”
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series:in “NCIS: Los Angeles”
The Chairman's Award was presented to Vice Admiral Michelle Howard – the first black woman to become a three star admiral and to captain a ship.
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Cassi Davis in “Tyler Perry's House of Payne”
Award winning singersang “The Way We Were” for the In Memorium segment of the show; honouring those who have passed on in the past year.
Veteran actorpresented the Spingarn Award to longtime friend Harry Bellafonte.
Outstanding Motion Picture: “Red Tails”
Samuel L. Jackson presented the Entertainer of the Year Award to Jamie Foxx.
Award winners not presented on the life television broadcast...
Outstanding Comedy Series: “The Game”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Vanessa Williams in “Desperate Housewives”
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Marc Willmore for “The Simpsons: The Spy Who Learrned Me”
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Ken Whittingham for “Parks and Recreation: How a Bill Becomes Law”
Outstanding Drama Series: “Scandal”
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Cheo Hodari Coker for “SouthLand: God's Work”
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Paris Barclay for “Smash: The Coup”
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini Series, or Dramatic Special: “Steel Magnolias”
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini Series, or Dramatic Special: Cuba Gooding Jr. the “Hallmark Hall of Fame's Firelight”
Outstanding Actres in a Television Movie, Mini Series, or Dramatic Special: in “Steel Magnolias”
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Kristoff St. John in “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Tatyana Ali in “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding News or Information Series or Special: “Unsung”
Outstanding Talk Show: “The View”
Outstanding Reality Series: “Welcome to Sweetie Pie's”
Outstanding Variety Series or Special: “Black Girls Rock”
Outstanding Children's Program: “Kasha and the Zulu King”
Outstanding Performance in a Youth or children's Program: Loretta Devine in “Doc McStuffins”
Outstanding New Music Artist: Elle Varner
Outstanding Male Music Artist: Usher
Outstanding Female Music Artist: Alicia Keys
Outstanding Duo, Group, or Musical Collaboration: Mary Mary
Outstanding Jazz Album: “The Preservation Jazz Hall 50th Anniversary Collection” by The Preseration Jazz Hall Band
Outstanding Gospel Album: “Go Get It” by Mary Mary
Outstanding Music Video: “Adorn” by Miguel
Outstanding Song: “I Look to You” by Whitney Houston and R. Kelly
Outstanding Album: “I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston” by Whitney Houston
Outstanding Literary Fiction Work: “The Reverend's Wife” by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Outstanding Non Fiction Literary Work: “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court” by Jeffrey Toobin
Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author: “Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words: by Darryl L. Lacy
Outstanding Biography or Auto Biography: “Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for change” by John Lewis
Outstanding Instructional Literary Work: “Health First: The Black Woman's Wellness Guide” by Eleanor Hinton Hoytt and Hilary Beard
Outstanding Literary Work of Poetry: “Speak Water” by Truth Thomas
Outstanding Literary Work for Children: “What Color is My World” by Kareem Adbul-Jabbar, Raymons Obslfield, and A. G. Ford
Outstanding Literary Work for Youth or Teens: “Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America's Young Leaders” by Gregory Reed
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture: Elizabeth Hunter for “Abducted: The Carlina White Story”