NAACP Image Awards: black-ish, Trip to Bountiful, Murder and Scandal Win Big

ABC’s black-ish was TV’s big winner Friday evening at the NAACP Image Awards — which celebrate the achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those who promote social justice through creative endeavors — by topping five comedy categories, including collecting acting kudos for leads Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

On the drama side, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder picked up a pair of wins each, while Lifetime’s The Trip to Bountiful TV-movie amassed four wins, including for actors Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood.

Also of note, Taraji P. Henson (currently of Fox’s Empire) took home two prizes, for Actress in a Motion Picture (No Good Deed) and Entertainer of the Year.

The ceremony was hosted by Anderson and broadcast on TV One. Here are some of TV’s major winners; the full list will be posted at the Image Awards website.

Outstanding Drama Series
Being Mary Jane (BET)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
House of Cards (Netflix)
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) — WINNER
Scandal (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
Taye Diggs, Murder in the First (TNT)
Omar Epps, Resurrection (ABC)
Omari Hardwick, Being Mary Jane (BET)
Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds (CBS) — WINNER

Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) — WINNER
Octavia Spencer, Red Band Society (FOX)
Gabrielle Union, Being Mary Jane (BET)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Guillermo Diaz, Scandal (ABC)
Alfred Enoch, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC) — WINNER
Courtney B. Vance, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Khandi Alexander, Scandal (ABC) — WINNER
Aja Naomi King, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Jada Pinkett Smith, Gotham (FOX)
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Alfre Woodard, State of Affairs (NBC)

Writing in a Drama Series
Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane: “Uber Love” (BET)
Zoanne Clack, Grey’s Anatomy “You Be Illin’” (ABC)
Warren Leight & Julie Martin, Law & Order: SVU: “American Disgrace” (NBC)
Zahir McGhee, Scandal: “Mama Said Knock You Out” (ABC)
Erika Green Swafford, How to Get Away with Murder: “Let’s Get To Scooping”
(ABC) — WINNER

Outstanding Comedy
Black-ish (ABC) — WINNER
House of Lies (Showtime)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC) — WINNER
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Kevin Hart, Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project (FOX)
Niecy Nash, The Soul Man (TV Land)
Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game (BET)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC) — WINNER

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Laurence Fishburne, black-ish (ABC) — WINNER
Boris Kodjoe, Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)
Marcus Scribner, black-ish (ABC)
Glynn Turman, House of Lies (Showtime)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Adrienne C. Moore, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Yara Shahidi, black-ish (ABC) — WINNER
Lorraine Toussaint, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)

Writing in a Comedy Series
Sara Hess, Orange Is the New Black: “It Was the Change” (Netflix) — WINNER
Regina Hicks, Instant Mom: “A Kids’s Choice” (Nickelodeon/Nick@Nite)
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project: “Danny and Mindy” (FOX)
Aisha Muharrar, Parks and Recreation: “Ann & Chris” (NBC)
Brigette Munoz-Liebowitz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Road Trip” (FOX)

Outstanding TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime)
Drumline: A New Beat (VH1)
The Gabby Douglas Story (Lifetime)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime) — WINNER

Outstanding Reality Series
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN) — WINNER
Shark Tank (ABC)
The Voice (NBC)
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s (OWN)

Outstanding Talk Series
Oprah Prime (OWN)
The Queen Latifah Show (Syndicated)
Steve Harvey (Syndicated) — WINNER
The View (ABC)
The Wendy Williams Show (Syndicated)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
BET Awards (BET)
Beyoncè Jay Z On the Run (HBO)
Family Feud (Syndicated)
Oprah’s Master Class (OWN) — WINNER
UNCF An Evening of Stars (Multiple networks)

The complete list of winners will be posted at the Image Awards website.

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23 Comments
  1. Rook says:

    Gina Rodriguez should have been nominated.

  2. Donna Crockett says:

    NBC has a new pilot called. “Go Jerrod Go”, starring Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier and more. This show will fill our homes with outrageous laughter. The cast is so talented and you will not believe the laughter that all the characters bring to the screen. Praying that it makes it to primetime.

  3. H says:

    Sofia Vergara? I don’t understand what people of color means anymore.

    • linda says:

      She is not white.. she is colombian. Also white people do get nominated as well as white shows with black people in it. And mixed races and Indians etc

    • dude says:

      It’s about recognizing outstanding performances on shows that showcase positive depictions of diversity. You don’t have to be black to be nominated.

  4. Susannah says:

    Love Laurence Fishburne on Black-ish and anything else he’s done but Marcus Scribner is fantastic in every episode of that show. He has great comic timing and can do physical comedy too. I would have voted for him but he’s young and has plenty of time ahead of him to win awards. I’m glad Black-ish received so much deserved recognition. Love that show!

  5. kirads09 says:

    No one or nothing for Empire? Or is it to recent to make the cut?

  6. Chris says:

    ABC won 10 out of 16 categories.

  7. dude says:

    Can’t say I agree with all these.

    Supporting Actress in a Drama: Aja Naomi King
    Comedy: Orange is the New Black
    Actor in a Comedy: Don Cheadle/Keegan Micahel-Key
    Actress in a Comedy: Mindy Kaling
    Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Lorraine Toussaint

  8. E says:

    The winners were very predictable with the exception of Taraji winning the first award. Best actress in a drama will always go to Kerry Washington or Viola Davis. Same with Shemar Moore in best actor in a drama. I wish they would switch it up.

  9. Kam says:

    On another note, I wonder who’ll win the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama because I feel like it’ll be between Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis, and THAT’S when things will get interesting

    • Mary says:

      Viola will win IMo not because Taraji isn’t amazing but the show she is on doesn’t seem to have the critical backing like viola’s.

      However, both are unbelievably talented.

  10. Andi says:

    Wow not one show or actor was nominated from the CW network

  11. Timkayler says:

    love black-ish
    so soon al b giving my boy “the talk” too

  12. sandra says:

    Why the hell was House of Cards nominated???