April 1, 2019



LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2019) – The winners of the 50th NAACP Image Awards were announced tonight during the live broadcast on TV One from The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson, who also doubled as nominee, and took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on black-ish. Beyoncé was honored as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters was presented the NAACP Chairman’s Award. Additional winners included radio host and personality Tom Joyner who was presented with the Vanguard Award, which recognizes an individual whose groundbreaking work increases our understanding and awareness of racial and social issues and NE-YO, who was awarded the inaugural Black & Positively Golden Music Honor Sponsored by McDonald’s, and Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter” who NAACP President Derrick Johnson presented with the prestigious President’s Award.

In addition, some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared in the LIVE telecast including: Algee Smith, Chris Rock, Chrissy Metz, Colman Domingo, Cory Booker, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, David Alan Grier, Donna Brazile, Issa Rae, Jimmy O. Yang, John Legend, Kamala Harris, Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington, KiKi Layne, Laura Harrier, Lena Waithe, Leo Russell, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Malinda Williams, Marsai Martin, Mike Colter, Mike Epps, Regina Hall, Ron Stallworth, Roshon Fegan, Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Tai Beauchamp, Thandie Newton, Tika Sumpter, Trevor Noah, Van Jones, Vin Diesel, Viola Davis, and Winston Duke,

The 50th NAACP Image Awards production team included Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Tony McCuin as Director, Byron Phillips as Producer, and Robin Reinhardt as Talent Producer.

The winners of the 50th NAACP Image Awards in the non-televised categories were announced during a gala dinner celebration that took place March 29 at The Beverly Hilton. The event was hosted by The Real’s Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

The NAACP Image Awards is the premiere multicultural awards show. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website 


Below are all of the winners for the 50th NAACP Image Awards:

Outstanding-[ Comedy Series
"Atlanta" (FX Networks)
"black-ish" (ABC)
"Dear White People" (Netflix)
"grown-ish" (Freeform)
"Insecure" (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, "black-ish" (ABC)
Cedric the Entertainer "The Neighborhood" (CBS)
Donald Glover, "Atlanta" (FX Networks)
Dwayne Johnson, "Ballers" (HBO)
Tracy Morgan, "The Last O.G." (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Danielle Brooks, "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)
Issa Rae, "Insecure" (HBO)
Logan Browning, "Dear White People" (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish " (ABC)
Yara Shahidi, "grown-ish" (Freeform)
Outstanding Drama Series
"How To Get Away With Murder" (ABC)
"Power" (Starz)
"Queen Sugar" (OWN)
"The Chi" (Showtime)
"This Is Us" (NBC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Mitchell, "The Chi" (Showtime)
Keith David, "Greenleaf" (OWN)
Kofi Siriboe, "Queen Sugar" (OWN)
Omari Hardwick, "Power" (Starz)
Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us " (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Alfre Woodard, "Marvel's Luke Cage" (Netflix)
Naturi Naughton, "Power" (Starz)
Rutina Wesley, "Queen Sugar" (OWN)
Taraji P. Henson, "Empire" (FOX)
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC)

Outstanding Album
"Dirty Computer" - Janelle Monáe (Atlantic Records)
"Ella Mai" - Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)
"Even More" - MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
"Everything Is Love" - The Carters (Roc Nation)
"I Used To Know Her: The Prelude" - H.E.R. (RCA Records)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Chadwick Boseman - "Black Panther" (Marvel Studios)
Michael B Jordan - "Creed II" (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)
Denzel Washington - "The Equalizer 2" (Columbia Pictures)
John David Washington - "BlacKkKlansman" (Focus Features)
Stephan James - "If Beale Street Could Talk" (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Amandla Stenberg - The Hate U Give" (20th Century Fox)
Constance Wu - "Crazy Rich Asians" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
KiKi Layne - "If Beale Street Could Talk" (Annapurna Pictures)
Sanaa Lathan - "Nappily Ever After" (Marc Platt Production/Badabing Pictures
Production for Netflix)
Viola Davis - "Widows" (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture
Storm Reid - "A Wrinkle In Time" (Walt Disney Studios)
Letitia Wright - "Black Panther" (Marvel Studios)
Winston Duke - "Black Panther" (Marvel Studios)
John David Washington - "BlacKkKlansman" (Focus Features)
KiKi Layne - "If Beale Street Could Talk" (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding Motion Picture
"Black Panther" (Marvel Studios)
"BlacKkKlansman" (Focus Features)
"Crazy Rich Asians" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
"If Beale Street Could Talk" (Annapurna Pictures)
"The Hate U Give" (20th Century Fox

Special Award - Entertainer of the Year
Chadwick Boseman
LeBron James
Regina King
Ryan Coogler 


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