Beyonce and Taraji P. Henson were some of the multiple-award winners of the night.
The 2017 NAACP Image Awards celebrated the best in black film, music, television and arts Saturday night. And there were some big winners.
Beyoncé dominated the music categories with five wins, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album for Lemonade — a strong setup for the Grammy Awards Sunday night.
In the film realm, Moonlight ran away with four awards including Outstanding Independent Motion Picture and two writing and directing wins for Barry Jenkins.
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Both Black-ish and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story cleaned up the television comedy and drama categories with three wins each, though newcomer Queen Sugar was recognized as the best drama series.
Taraji P. Henson, who was rocking a new cut, left the ceremony with a number of trophies under her arm. She won the outstanding actress awards for a drama series with Empire, and motion picture with Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures won for best picture, and the book of the same name by Margot Lee was also recognized with a non-fiction literary work win.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were also recognized for their roles in Fences. Washington’s speech was an encouraging message for the next generation of extraordinary people of color in the industry.
Here is the list of winners:
Outstanding Motion Picture: Hidden Figures
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures
Outstanding Drama Series: Queen Sugar
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Outstanding Comedy Series: Black-ish
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington, Fences
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis, Fences
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: Moonlight
Outstanding Documentary (Film): 13TH
Entertainer of the Year: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Outstanding New Artist: Chance the Rapper
Outstanding Male Artist: Maxwell
Outstanding Female Artist: Beyoncé
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: “Freedom,” Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar
Outstanding Jazz Album: Latin American Songbook, Edward Simon
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): One Way, Tamela Mann
Outstanding Music Video: “Formation,” Beyoncé
Outstanding Song (Traditional): “I See A Victory,” Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams
Outstanding Album: Lemonade, Beyoncé
Outstanding Song (Contemporary): “Freedom,” Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Tichina Arnold, Survivor's Remorse
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jussie Smollett, Empire
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Naturi Naughton, Power
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: Regina King, American Crime
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special): BET Love and Happiness White House Special
Outstanding Talk Series: Steve Harvey
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: Iyanla: Fix My Life
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): 2016 Black Girls Rock
Outstanding Children's Program: An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series): Marsai Martin, Black-ish
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, or Variety Program: Roland S. Martin – NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin
Outstanding Documentary (Television): Roots: A New Vision
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Kenya Barris, Black-ish
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta–Value
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story–The Race Card
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Rick Famuyiwa, Confirmation
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Charles Murray, Roots–Night 3
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Idris Elba, The Jungle Book
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Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction): The Book of Harlan, Bernice L. McFadden
Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction): Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly
Outstanding Literary Work, (Debut Author): Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah
Outstanding Literary Work (Biography/Autobiography): Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah
Outstanding Literary Work (Instructional): The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage, Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
Outstanding Literary Work (Poetry): Collected Poems: 1974-2004, Rita Dove
Outstanding Literary Work (Children): Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, Gwendolyn Hooks, Colin Bootman
Outstanding Literary Work (Youth/Teens): As Brave As You, Jason Reynolds
The Jackie Robinson Sports Award: LeBron James
The Chairman's Award: Charles J. Ogletree Jr.