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NAACP Image Awards: ABC, 'Murder' and 'black-ish' Dominate - Awards Daily TV

NAACP Image Awards: ABC, ‘Murder’ and ‘black-ish’ Dominate

Riding on their new hits How to Get Away with Murder and black-ish, ABC dominated the television category Friday night at the 46th NAACP Image Awards with a total of 10 wins across 27 categories. Besides being chosen Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Drama, those two shows alone racked up wins for Outstanding Writing in a Drama (Erika Green Swafford), Oustanding Actress in a Drama (Viola Davis), Actor in a Comedy (Anthony Anderson, who also hosted the show), Actress in a Comedy (Tracee Ellis Ross), Supporting Actor in a Comedy (Laurence Fishburne) and Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Yara Shahidi). ABC also won with Murder’s Shonda Rhimes-produced older sister Scandal which took prizes for Supporting Actor in a Drama (Joe Morton) and Supporting Actress in a Drama (Khandi Alexander).

Check out the complete list of awards in TV, Movie, Literature, Recording and Special categories below, including those that were announced Thursday night prior to the awards ceremony.

Entertainer of the Year: Taraji P. Henson

Chairman’s Award: Attorney General Eric Holder
Vanguard Award: Clive Davis
President’s Award: Spike Lee


  • Drama: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
  • Actor in a Drama: Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds (CBS)
  • Actress in a Drama: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama: Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama: Khandi Alexander, Scandal (ABC)
  • Directing in a Drama: Carl Franklin – House of Cards  “Chapter 14” (Netflix)
  • Writing in a Drama: Erika Green Swafford – How to Get Away With Murder “Let’s Get To Scooping” (ABC)
  • Comedy: black-ish (ABC)
  • Actor in a Comedy: Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
  • Actress in a Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Laurence Fishburne, black-ish (ABC)
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Yara Shahidi, black-ish (ABC)
  • Writing in a Comedy: Sara Hess – Orange is the New Black “It Was the Change” (Netflix)
  • Directing in a Comedy: Ken Whittingham – Parks and Recreation “Prom” (NBC)
  • Writing in a Television Movie: Shernold Edwards – A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime Networks)
  • Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special: The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime Networks)
  • Actor in a Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special: Blair Underwood – The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime Networks)
  • Actress in a Movie, Mini–Series, or Dramatic Special: Cicely Tyson — The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime Networks)
  • Directing in a Television Movie: Reggie Bythewood – Gun Hill (BET)
  • Documentary: Bad Boys (ESPN)
  • News/Information (Series or Special): Unsung (TV One)
  • Talk Series: Steve Harvey (Syndicated)
  • Reality Series: Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
  • Variety (Series or Special): Oprah’s Master Class (OWN)
  • Host in a Talk, Reality, News/Information, or Variety Series: Steve Harvey – Steve Harvey (Syndicated)
  • Children’s Program: Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
  • Performance by a Youth in a Youth/Children’s Program (Series or Special): Fatima Ptacek – Dora and Friends: Into the City! (Nickelodeon)

Motion Pictures

  • Motion Picture: Selma (Paramount Pictures)
  • Actor: David Oyelowo, Selma (Paramount Pictures)
  • Actress: Taraji P. Henson, No Good Deed (Screen Gems)
  • Supporting Actor: Common – Selma (Paramount Pictures)
  • Supporting Actress: Carmen Ejogo – Selma (Paramount Pictures)
  • Directing: Antoine Fuqua – The Equalizer (Columbia Pictures)
  • Writing: Misan Sagay – Belle (Fox Searchlight Pictures/DJ Films)
  • Independent Motion Picture: Belle (Fox Searchlight Pictures/DJ Films)
  • Documentary: Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.)


  • Fiction: A Wanted Woman – Eric Jerome Dickey (Penguin Random House)
  • Non-Fiction: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau)
  • Debut Author: Forty Acres – Dwayne Alexander Smith (Atria Books)
  • Biography/Autobiography: Breaking Ground:  My Life in Medicine – Louis Sullivan with David Chanoff (University of Georgia Press)
  • Instructional: Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life – Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson, Hilary Beard (Spiegel & Grau)
  • Poetry: Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)
  • Children: Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So Happily Ever After – Rachel Renee Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell (Simon & Schuster)
  • Youth/Teens: Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books)


  • New Artist: 3 Winans Brothers (BMG)
  • Male Artist: Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)
  • Female Artist: Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
  • Duo, Group or Collaboration: Stay With Me – Sam Smith feat. Mary J Blige (Capitol)
  • Jazz Album: My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke – Al Jarreau (Concord)
  • Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): Where My Heart Belongs – Gladys Knight (Shadow Mountain Records)
  • Music Video: You and I (Nobody in the World) – John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • Song: We Are Here – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
  • Album: Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics – Aretha Franklin (RCA Records)

Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI)

  • Character Voice—Over Performance: Loretta Devine – Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

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