47th Annual NAACP Image Awards

47th Annual NAACP Image Awards

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016


An NAACP Image Award is an accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.

Similar to other awards, like the Oscars and the Grammys, the 35 categories of the Image Awards are voted on by the award organization's members (that is, NAACP members). Honorary awards (similar to the Academy Honorary Award) have also been included, such as the President's Award, the Chairman's Award, Entertainer of the Year and The Image Award Hall of Fame.

The award ceremony was first presented in 1967 and was first nationally televised in 1994 on the Fox Network. The first live broadcast of the event, also on the Fox Network, occurred in 2007 for its 38th edition (up until 2007, the ceremony had been broadcast with tape delay) and the annual ceremonies usually take place in or around the Los Angeles, United States (US) area, in February or early March. The 44th edition aired on NBC.

The New York firm Society Awards manufactures the trophy since redesigning in 2008.

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Michael B. Jordan
American actor
bornFebruary 9, 1987
United States
Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical drama film that chronicles the rise and fall of the Compton, California hip hop group N.W.A. The film borrows its title from the name of their debut studio album and its title track of the same name.
Sanaa Lathan
American actress
bornSeptember 19, 1971
New York City, United States
O'Shea Jackson, Jr.
rapper and actor

Photos - Show (1)75


Anthony Anderson[1] (born August 15, 1970) is an American actor and writer. He has starred in his own sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during the fifth and final season of the show. He is also known for his leading roles in drama series K-Ville, The Shield and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on Law & Order. He has also had supporting roles in films such as Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 (2011). Anderson is also is a regular judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Since September 2014, he has starred as Andre Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish.

Entertainer Of The Year

Michael Bakari Jordan (born February 9, 1987) is an American actor. His television roles include East Dillon High School quarterback Vince Howard in Friday Night Lights, teenage drug-dealer Wallace in The Wire, Reggie Montgomery in All My Children, and Alex in Parenthood.

On film, he has played shooting victim Oscar Grant in the critically acclaimed film Fruitvale Station (2013), the Human Torch in the 2015 film Fantastic Four, and Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequel film Creed (2015). Other film roles include Red Tails (2012), Chronicle (2012) and That Awkward Moment (2014).


The Chairman's Award Winners3

Entertainer of the Year Nominees5

Outstanding Comedy Series Nominees5

Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series Nominees5

Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series Nominees5

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Nominees3

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Nominees3

Outstanding Drama Series Nominees5

Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series Nominees5

Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series Nominees4

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Nominees5

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Nominees3

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series Or Dramatic Special Nominees2

Outstanding Actor In A Television Movie, Mini-Series Or Dramatic Special Nominees5

Outstanding Actress In A Television Movie, Mini-Series Or Dramatic Special Nominees5

Outstanding News/ Information (Series Or Special) Nominees1

Outstanding Talk Series Nominees5

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Services Nominees5

Outstanding Variety (Series Or Special) Nominees5

Notable Outstanding Children’s Program Nominees2

Notable Outstanding Performance By A Youth In A Youth/Children's Program Nominees2

Outstanding Host In A News, Talk, Reality Or Variety Program Nominees4

Outstanding New Artist Nominees5

Outstanding Male Artist Nominees5

Outstanding Female Artist Nominees5

Outstanding Duo, Group Or Collaboration Nominees7

Outstanding Jazz Album Nominees2

Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional Or Contemporary) Nominees5

Outstanding Music Video Nominees5

Outstanding Song - Traditional Artist Nominees5

Notable Outstanding Song - Contemporary Nominees3

Outstanding Motion Picture Nominees5

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominees4

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominees4

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominees5

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Nominees5

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture Nominees5

Notable Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical) Nominees3

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Nominees11

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Nominees4

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television) Nominees4

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical) Nominees8

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Nominees5

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series Nominees4

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television) Nominees2

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical) Nominees4

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance Nominees5

Pasadena Conference Center
The Pasadena Conference Center is a convention center in Pasadena, California, near Los Angeles, owned by the City of Pasadena. It consists of three buildings.

Notable Attendees65


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles6


Spotify - Featured Tracks3


News Articles13

Carole Boston Weatherford's NAACP Image Award for 'Gordon Parks' a win for Chicago publisher
Chicago Tribune  –  March 9, 2016
Kerry Washington was there, along with Viola Davis, the stars of "Empire," and "Creed's" Michael B. Jordan. But children's author Carole Boston Weatherford bypassed last month's NAACP Image Awards ceremony, where her book with illustrator Jamey Christoph ...
NAACP Image Award Ministers
Washington Informer  –  March 9, 2016
The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III was the main speaker at a church in the Greater Washington Area Tuesday evening, March 1. Moss spoke at Alfred Street Baptist Church, the historic church organized in suburban Alexandria in the mid-1800s. Moss, the former pastor ...
Tina Campbell Praises God for Birthing 'It's Personal' Album to Win NAACP Image Award
The Christian Post  –  February 10, 2016
Gospel singer Tina Campbell says she's grateful to God for bringing her out of public marital struggles with her husband, Teddy, to create a body of work that led her to win an NAACP Image Award as a solo artist. "I never knew that when my life was falling ...
Watch: Stacey Dash Blows The Lid Off What Obama Has Really Done For Blacks — EXCLUSIVE
WesternJournalism  –  March 11, 2016
She went on to state that she believed the time for channels like BET, the BET Awards and the NAACP Image Awards, recognizing the achievement of African Americans in the arts, has passed. Revealed: This 1 Major Detail About Obama’s Potential SCOTUS ...
Black TV execs split on FCC’s proposed set-top box change
Florida Courier  –  March 11, 2016
“It costs millions and millions of dollars to create quality content,” said Liggins, whose network is home to the annual NAACP Image Awards show and the only daily newscast targeted at African-Americans. “If an advertiser can get our audience for a ...
PGA Member Renee Powell receives Women of Power Legacy Award
PGA  –  March 10, 2016
seven NAACP Image Awards, three Satellite Awards and ultimately a Golden Globe, Grammy, and an Oscar for Best Original Song for her platinum single Colors of the Wind, from the Disney film "Pocahontas." A strong advocate for equal rights, especially ...
Camille Cosby’s 2nd deposition postponed until April 18
nj1015.com  –  March 10, 2016
Bill Cosby and wife Camille O. Cosby at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards on March 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for NAACP) Camille Cosby answered questions on Feb. 22 and had been scheduled to undergo a second ...
Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris Joins 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 22 Cast
musictimes.com  –  March 9, 2016
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Singer Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men performs during the 47th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One After Party at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for ...
'The Carmichael Show' returns with a timely twist
Cubbies Crib  –  March 9, 2016
Loretta Devine, who originated the role of Lorrell Robinson in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls,” is the recipient of an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Adele Webber in “Grey’s Anatomy,” and has also been honored with numerous NAACP Image Awards.
Ohio police officer fired after calling Black Lives Matter activist’s suicide a ‘happy ending’
Washington Post  –  March 8, 2016
Days before his apparent suicide, McCarrel had smiled for pictures taken on the red carpet of the NAACP Image Awards. [Black Lives Matter activist kills himself on steps of Ohio statehouse] Just as he shared much of his life on social media, on social ...
Empire’s’ Trai Byers quitting the blockbuster show?
Atlanta Daily World  –  March 4, 2016
They came from somewhere. We’ll see how things play out after Season 3. The 47th Annual NAACP IMAGE AWARDS WINNERS LIST Finally It’s Been Said, We Are Enough! Best of NAACP Image Awards red carpet and backstage 2016 NAACP Image Awards: ‘Empire ...
NAACP Image Awards 2016 Winners: The Complete List
E Online  –  February 5, 2016
The 2016 NAACP Image Awards have officially begun and they're off to a big start. Anthony Anderson is resuming his role as host of the evening's festivities—this marks his third year in a row taking center stage for the night—which are being held at ...
NAACP Image Awards Live Stream — Watch The Show Online Here
Hollywood Life (blog)  –  February 5, 2016
We’re so excited! The NAACP Image Awards, which airs tonight, Feb. 5, will bring some of our favorite celebs together to celebrate “the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups ...

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