NAACP Image Awards pre-telecast winners: ‘Moonlight,’ Beyonce, ‘black-ish’ …

Winners of the non-televised categories of the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards celebrating achievements in film, television, music and literature were announced during a gala dinner on February 10, 2017. The evening at the Pasadena Conference Center was hosted by Erica Ash and Deon Cole.

The winners in 47 categories were announced during the event. The remaining nine categories and Entertainer of the Year will be revealed during the two-hour TV One telecast on February 11 at 9:00pm to be hosted by Anthony Anderson.

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Best Independent Picture
Moonlight” (A24)

Best Director
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” (A24)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)

Best Writing
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)

Best Documentary
“13th” (Netflix)

Best Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)
Idris Elba – “The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Studios)

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Best Supporting Comedy Actor
Laurence Fishburne – “black-ish” (ABC)

Best Supporting Comedy Actress
Tichina Arnold  – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)

Best Comedy Directing
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – Value (FX)

Best Comedy Writing
Kenya Barris – “black-ish” – Hope (ABC)

Best Supporting Drama Actor
Jussie Smollett – “Empire” (FOX)

Best Supporting Drama Actress
Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)

Best Drama Directing
John Singleton – “The People v. O.J. Simpson:  American Crime Story” – The Race Card (FX)

Best Drama Writing
Ava DuVernay – “Queen Sugar” – First Things First (OWN)

Best Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special
“The People v. O.J. Simpson:  American Crime Story” (FX)

Best Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special Actor
Courtney B. Vance – “The People v. O.J. Simpson:  American Crime Story” (FX)

Best Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special Actress
Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC)

Best Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special Directing
Rick Famuyiwa – “Confirmation” (HBO)

Best Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special Writing
Charles Murray – “Roots” – Night 3 (History)

Best Performance by a Youth
Marsai Martin – “`black-ish” (ABC)

Best Documentary
“Roots:  A New Vision” (History)

Best Talk Series
“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

Best Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
“Iyanla:  Fix My Life” (OWN)

Best Variety Series or Special
“2016 Black Girls Rock” (BET)

Best Children’s Program
“An American Girl Story – Melody 1963:  Love Has to Win”(Amazon)

Best News/Information Series or Special
“BET Love and Happiness White House Special” (BET)

Best Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program Series or Special
Roland S. Martin – “NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin”(TV One)

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Best Album
Lemonade” – Beyonce (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)

Best Song – Traditional
“I See A Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia Records)

Best Song – Contemporary
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)

Best Male Artist
Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Best Female Artist
Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

Best Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)

Best New Artist
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)

Best Jazz Album
“Latin American Songbook” – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)

Best Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
“One Way” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)

Best Music Video
Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)

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“The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. McFadden (AkashicBooks)

“Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollinsPublishers/William Morrow)

Debut Author
“Born A Crime:  Stories from a South African Childhood” –Trevor Noah (Random House)

“Born A Crime:  Stories from a South African Childhood” –Trevor Noah (Random House)

“The Power of Broke:  How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business/The Crown Publishing Group)

“Collected Poems:  1974-2004” – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)

“Tiny Stitches:  The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman (Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books)

“As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)

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