Sunday, September 19, 2021

NAACP Image Awards: Full Winners List!

After a week full of honors, the winners list for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards is finally out! This year celebrated many amazing men and women such as Viola Davis, Marsai Martin, and the late Chadwick Boseman for their great impacts on the film and television industries. Additionally, pieces such as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods continued to rack up awards this season. To check out the full list of winners for the 2021 awards, see below.

Entertainer of the Year

D-Nice

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Outstanding Motion Picture

Bad Boys For Life

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

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Social Justice Impact

Stacey Abrams

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Issa Rae – Insecure

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton

Presidents Award

LeBron James

Hall of Fame Award

Eddie Murphy

Outstanding Comedy Series
Insecure

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Deon Cole – black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin – black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Phylicia Rashad – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture
Madalen Mills – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)
Nadia Hallgren – Becoming

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
The Banker

Outstanding International Motion Picture
NIGHT OF THE KINGS

Outstanding Drama Series
Power Book II: Ghost

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Clifford “Method Man” Smith – Power Book II: Ghost

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Mary J. Blige – Power Book II: Ghost

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Blair Underwood – Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Octavia Spencer – Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Special Award – Key of Life
Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett

Special Award – Sports Award I
Stephen Curry

Outstanding New Artist
Doja Cat – “Say So”

Outstanding Male Artist
Drake – “Laugh Now, Cry Later”

Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song
“Savage Remix” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)
Chloe x Halle – “Wonder What She Thinks Of Me”

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage Remix”

Outstanding Album
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko

Outstanding Producer of the Year
Hit-Boy

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyoncé feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blu Ivy Carter

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
Music From and Inspired By Soul – Jon Batiste

Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal
Holy Room – Live at Alte Oper – Somi

Outstanding International Song
“Lockdown” – Original Koffee

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste, and Tom MacDougall

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
“Touch from you” – Tamela Mann

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
The Return – The Clark Sisters

Special Award – Sports Award II
WNBA Player’s Association (Nneka Ogqumike accepting on behalf of WNBA)

Outstanding Talk Series
Red Table Talk

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition or Game Show
Celebrity Family Feud

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)
VERZUZ

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
The New York Times Presents “The Killing of Breonna Taylor”

Outstanding Children’s Program
Family Reunion

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)
Marsai Martin – black-ish

Outstanding Animated Series
Doc McStuffins

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture
Soul

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)
Laya DeLeon Hayes – Doc McStuffins

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture
Jamie Foxx – Soul

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Steve Harvey – Celebrity Family Feud

Outstanding Guest Performance – Comedy or Drama Series
Loretta Devine- P-Valley

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television)
Raynelle Swilling – Cherish the Day

Special Award – Founder’s Award
Toni Vaz

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You – Ep. 112 “Ego Death”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Attica Locke – Little Fires Everywhere – Ep. 104 “The Spider Web”

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special
Geri Cole – The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Anya Adams – black-ish – Ep. 611 “Hair Day”

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Hanelle Culpepper – Star Trek: Picard – Ep. 101 “Remembrance”

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special
Eugene Ashe – Sylvie’s Love

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Old Guard

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama
#FreeRayshawn

Outstanding Performance in a Short Form
Laurence Fishburne – #FreeRayshawn

Outstanding Short Form Series – Reality/Nonfiction
“Between The Scenes” – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Short-Film (Live Action)
Black Boy Joy

Outstanding Short-Film (Animated)
Canvas

Special Award – Spingarn Medal
Misty Copeland

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
The Awkward Black Man – Walter Mosley

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction
A Promised Land – Barack Obama

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
We’re Better Than This – Elijah Cummings

 Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography
The Dead Are Arising – Les Payne, Tamara Payne

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
Vegetable Kingdom – Bryant Terry

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
The Age of Phillis – Honorée Jeffers

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm – Katheryn Russell-Brown, Eric Velasquez

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
Before the Ever After – Jacqueline Woodson

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)
Keith McQuirter – By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem

Outstanding Writing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)
Melissa Haizlip – Mr. SOUL!

Outstanding Documentary (Film)
John Lewis: Good Trouble

Outstanding Documentary (Television – Series or Special)
The Last Dance

Special Award – Youth Activist of the Year
Madison Potts

Special Award – Activist of the Year
Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony

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Kenedi
Kenedi Lynch is a college student pursuing her BS in Biology. She hopes to attend medical school at Stanford or Johns Hopkins to obtain her MD-PhD and become an orthopedic surgeon. When she isn't hard at work, Kenedi enjoys reading, watching her favorite shows on Netflix, and listening to music. Some of her favorite fandoms are Supernatural, Harry Potter, Bones, Criminal Minds, and Percy Jackson.

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