The 42nd NAACP Image Awards were held on Friday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Here is the complete list of winners this year.


Best Motion Picture: “For Colored Girls”

Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington in “The Book of Eli”

Actress in a Motion Picture: Halle Berry in “Frankie & Alice”

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Samuel Jackson in “Mother and Child”

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Kimberly Elise in “For Colored Girls”

Documentary: “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots”

Writing: Aaron McGruder for “The Boondocks”

Directing: Kevin Rodney Sullivan for “Modern Family – Game Changer”


Best Comedy Series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”

Actor in a Comedy Series: David Mann in “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns”

Actress in a Comedy Series: Vanessa Williams in “Desperate Housewives”

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Terrence Howard in “Law & Order: Los Angeles”

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Sofia Vergara in “Modern Family”

Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: “Sins of the Mother”

Actor in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba in “Luther”

Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Jill Scott in “Sins of the Mother”


New Artist: Willow Smith

Male Artist: Usher

Female Artist: Mary J. Blige

Song: “Bittersweet”/Fantasia

Album: “Wake Up!” /John Legend and the Roots


Literary Work fiction: “Getting to Happy”/Terry McMillian

Literary Work non-fiction: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” /Michelle Alexander

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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