KEY POINTS

  • Comedy series "Black-ish" and the movie "Just Mercy"  dominated the NAACP Image Awards with multiple wins
  • The comedy series won five trophies while the Jamie Foxx-starrer took home four
  • Marsai Martin took home four awards on the same night

The winners of the 51st National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards were announced on Sunday and it was Jamie Foxx’s latest film “Just Mercy” and the comedy series “Black-ish” that dominated the ceremony with multiple wins.

According to CNN, the comedy series starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross won six trophies at the star-studded event, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Anderson and Ellis Ross won in the Leading Roles category while Marsai Martin and Deon Cole won the Supporting accolades.

Martin turned out to be the biggest winner of the night, taking four trophies on the same night. Two of her trophies came for “Black-ish” while the other two for the movie “Little,” including Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture.

Meanwhile, “Just Mercy” dominated the movie categories with four impressive victories, including Outstanding Motion Picture. Michael B. Jordan received the Outstanding Lead Actor trophy and Foxx took home the Outstanding Supporting Actor award.

The Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’O won the Best Actress trophy for her extraordinary work in the movie “Us.” On the other hand, “Dolemite Is My Name” received the award in the Outstanding Independent Motion Picture category.

Besides “Black-ish,” the Television categories saw Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” raking in multiple awards. The limited series won the Outstanding Television Movie, Limited Series award while Jharrell Jerome and Niecy Nash received the acting awards for the series.

Lizzo, the Grammy-winning artist, was named Entertainer of the Year by the organization while Beyonce went home with five awards.

The list of winners is as follows:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Angela Basset

Billy Porter

Lizzo  - WINNER

Regina King

Tyler Perry

OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE

"Dolemite is My Name" 

"Harriet" 

"Just Mercy"  --  WINNER

"Queen & Slim" 

"Us"

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

 Chadwick Boseman,  "21 Bridges"

Daniel Kaluuya,  "Queen & Slim" 

Eddie Murphy,  "Dolemite is My Name" 

Michael B. Jordan,  "Just Mercy"   --  WINNER

Winston Duke,  "Us"

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Alfre Woodard,  "Clemency" 

Cynthia Erivo,  "Harriet" 

Jodie Turner-Smith,  "Queen & Slim" 

Lupita Nyong'o,  "Us"   --  WINNER

Naomie Harris,  "Black and Blue"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

Jamie Foxx,  "Just Mercy" -- WINNER

Leslie Odom, Jr.,  "Harriet"

Tituss Burgess,  "Dolemite Is My Name" 

Wesley Snipes,  "Dolemite Is My Name"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Da'Vine Joy Randolph,  "Dolemite is My Name" 

Janelle Monáe,  "Harriet"

Jennifer Lopez,  "Hustlers" 

Marsai Martin,   "Little"   -- WINNER

Octavia Spencer,  "Luce"

OUSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

"Dolemite is My Name" 

"Harriet" 

"Just Mercy"  --  WINNER

"Queen & Slim" 

"Us"

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE

"Clemency" 

"Dolemite is My Name"  --  WINNER

"Luce" 

"Queen & Slim"

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind"

Television

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

"Ballers" 

"Black-ish"  -- WINNER

"Dear White People" 

"Grown-ish"

"The Neighborhood"

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson,  "Black-ish"   --  WINNER

Cedric The Entertainer,  "The Neighborhood" 

Don Cheadle,  "Black Monday" 

Dwayne Johnson,  "Ballers"

Tracy Morgan,  "The Last O.G."

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Logan Browning,  "Dear White People "

Jill Scott,  "First Wives Club" 

Tiffany Haddish,  "The Last O.G." 

Tracee Ellis Ross,  "Black-ish"   --  WINNER

Yara Shahidi,  "Grown-ish"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Andre Braugher,  "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 

Deon Cole,  "Black-ish"   --  WINNER

Laurence Fishburne,  "Black-ish"

Terry Crews,  "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 

Tituss Burgess,  "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

"American Son" 

"Being Mary Jane" 

"Native Son"

"True Detective" 

"When They See Us" – WINNER

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Caleel Harris,  "When They See Us" 

Ethan Henru Herisse,  "When They See Us"

Idris Elba,  "Luther "

Jharrel Jerome,  "When They See Us" -- WINNER

Mahershala Ali,  "True Detective"

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Aunjanue Ellis,  "When They See Us" 

Gabrielle Union,  "Being Mary Jane" 

Kerry Washington,  "American Son" 

Niecy Nash,  "When They See Us" -- WINNER

Octavia Spencer,  "Truth Be Told"

 

MUSIC

OUTSTANDING ALBUM

"Cuz I Love You , Lizzo"

"Homecoming: The Live Album ," Beyoncé --  WINNER

"I Used To Know H.E.R. ," H.E.R.

"Sketchbook ," Fantasia

"Worthy," India.Arie 

OUTSTANDING MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars --  WINNER

Khalid

Lil Nas X

MAJOR.

PJ Morton

OUTSTANDING FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé --  WINNER

Fantasia

H.E.R.

India.Arie

Lizzo

OUTSTANDING SONG – TRADITIONAL

"Enough" – Fantasia

"Jerome" – Lizzo

"SPIRIT" – Beyoncé --  WINNER

"Stand Up" – Cynthia Erivo

"Steady Love" – India.Arie

OUTSTANDING SONG – CONTEMPORARY

"Before I Let Go" – Beyoncé --  WINNER

"Hard Place" – H.E.R. 

"Juice" – Lizzo

"Talk" – Khalid

"Motivation" – Normani

OUTSTANDING DUO, GROUP OR COLLABORATION

"Brown Skin Girl" – Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD ---  WINNER

"No Guidance" – Chris Brown feat. Drake

"Say So" – PJ Morton feat. JoJo

"Shea Butter Baby" – Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole

"Show Me Love" – Alicia Keys feat. Miguel