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47th NAACP Image Awards

The 47th Image Awards, was presented by the NAACP, commemorating roles, talents, and achievements of people of color in film, television, music and literature during the 2015 calendar year. This ceremony was hosted for the third time by Anthony Anderson[1] on the TV One network. All nominees are listed below with the winners listed in bold. Although the majority of people received at most 2 nominations, Janet Jackson and Jussie Smollett received 6 nominations.

47th Image Awards
DateFebruary 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
LocationPasadena Civic Auditorium
Hosted byAnthony Anderson[1]
Most awardsJussie Smolett
Most nominationsJanet Jackson/Jussie Smollett
Television/radio coverage
NetworkTV One

Motion PictureEdit

Awards adapted by Variety.[1]

Outstanding Motion Picture

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture, Television

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture, Television

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

  • Beasts of No Nation
  • Brotherly Love
  • Chi-Raq
  • Infinitely Polar Bear
  • Secret in Their Eyes

TelevisionEdit

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Don Cheadle - The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule - House of Lies
  • Aziz Ansari: Master of None - Parents
  • Brad Silberling: Chapter Twenty-Three - Jane The Virgin
  • Peter Atencio: The End - Key & Peele
  • Stan Lathan: Cabin Pressure - Real Husbands of Hollywood

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

'Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Outstanding News Information – Series or Special

Outstanding Talk Series

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

Outstanding Variety, Series or Special

Outstanding Children’s Program

Outstanding Performance by a Youth - Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-series

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special)

DocumentaryEdit

Outstanding Documentary

Outstanding Documentary, Television

  • Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ
  • August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
  • Belief
  • Kareem: Minority of One
  • Light Girls

AnimatedEdit

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Television or Film

MusicEdit

Outstanding New Artist

Outstanding Male Artist

Outstanding Female Artist

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

Outstanding Jazz Album

Outstanding Gospel Album – Traditional or Contemporary

Outstanding Music Video

  • Tyrese Gibson - Shame
  • The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
  • Pharrell Williams - Freedom
  • Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole - No Sleeep
  • Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color

Outstanding Song, Contemporary

  • Empire Cast featuring Jussie Smollett and Yazz - You’re So Beautiful
  • Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett - Conqueror
  • Pharrell Williams - Freedom
  • Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole - No Sleeep
  • Janet Jackson - Unbreakable

Outstanding Song, Traditional

Outstanding Album

LiteratureEdit

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

  • Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga - Pamela Newkirk
  • 50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership - Kathey Porter and Andrea Hoffman
  • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America - Jill Leovy
  • SHOWDOWN: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America - Wil Haygood
  • The Light of the World - Elizabeth Alexander

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography

  • Between The World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye - Jan Gaye
  • One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York - Arthur Browne
  • Power Forward: My Presidential Education - Reggie Love
  • Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person - Shonda Rhimes

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

  • Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family - Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams
  • Big Words to Little Me: Tips and Advice for the Younger Self - Sakina Ibrahim and Jessie Lee
  • Free Your Mind: An African American Guide to Meditation and Freedom - Cortez R. Rainey
  • Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories - Jocelyn Delk Adams
  • Keep Calm… It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying A Home - Egypt Sherrod

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

  • Gordon Parks How the Photographer Captured Black and White America - Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts - Nikki Grimes
  • Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box - Michael S. Bandy

and Eric Stein

  • If You Plant a Seed - Kadir Nelson
  • New Shoes - Susan Lynn Meyer

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

Honorary AwardsEdit

Credits below come from other sources.

Chairman's Award

President's Award

Entertainer of the Year

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "2016 Image Award Winners". Variety. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "The Complete List of Winners from the 47th NAACP Image Awards". EurWeb. February 6, 2016.