NAACP Image Awards 2017

NAACP Image Awards 2017

February 11, 2017
February 11, 2017


The 48th NAACP Image Awards, presented by the NAACP, honored outstanding representations and achievements of people of color in motion pictures, television, music and literature during the 2016 calendar year. The 48th ceremony was hosted by Anthony Anderson and broadcast on TV One. All nominees are listed below, and the winners will be listed in bold.

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Anthony Anderson
Actor, Comedian, Writer
bornAugust 15, 1970
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dwayne Johnson
Actor, producer, professional wrestler
bornMay 2, 1972
Hayward, California, U.S.
Taraji P. Henson
Actress, singer
bornSeptember 11, 1970
Washington, D.C., United States

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Anthony Anderson (born August 15, 1970) is an American comedian, chef, writer and game show host . He has starred in his own sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season. 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 major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 (2011). Anderson is also a regular judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Since September 2014, he has served as an executive producer and starred as Andre Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish. As of June 2016, he has served as host of the ABC version of the game show To Tell The Truth. In addition, he served as guest panelist for various game shows, throughout the 21st Century.

Entertainer of the Year

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE.

Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson (from whom he also inherited his Canadian citizenship).[7]

Originally billed as "Rocky Maivia", he gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/E) from 1996 to 2004 as a major figure in the company's Attitude Era, and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history. He returned to wrestling part-time for WWE from 2011 to 2013 and continues to make sporadic non-wrestling appearances for the company. As of August 2016, he has had 17 championship reigns in WWE, including 10 as a world champion, winning the WWF/E Championship eight times and the WCW/World Championship twice. He won the Intercontinental Championship twice and the WWF Tag Team Championship five times. He is the sixth Triple Crown Champion in WWE history, and won the 2000 Royal Rumble.

The Rock is considered by many to be the biggest superstar in WWE history,[8][9] as well as one of the top box office draws in wrestling history.[10] WWE legend Hulk Hogan called The Rock "the biggest superstar in this business", 15-time world champion John Cena described him as "the biggest superstar in the history of WWE"[11] and "the most successful WWE superstar ever".[12] WCW icon Diamond Dallas Page described him as "the biggest star in our business, of all time".[13] Vince Russo, the head writer of WWE's most popular era, The Attitude Era, stated: "I don't think there's ever going to be a star in the history of this business that is bigger than The Rock."[14] The Rock is also the first African-American WWE Champion in the history of the company.[15][16][17]

Johnson's autobiography The Rock Says..., co-written with Joe Layden, was published in 2000. It debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list, spent 20 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and sold 720,000 copies in hardcover alone.[18][19] Johnson's first leading film role was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this role, he was paid US $5.5 million, a world record for an actor in his first starring role.[20] He has since appeared in various films, and become known for his ability to reinvigorate film franchises. Perhaps his greatest success in his acting career can be sourced to his role as Luke Hobbs in The Fast and the Furious franchise. He hosted and produced The Hero, a reality competition series; and has since continued to produce TV series and films through his production company Seven Bucks Productions, each of which he also stars in. Forbes listed Dwayne Johnson #25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in 2013.[21] He is the world's highest-paid actor of 2016.[22] Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.[23]


Entertainer of the Year Nominees5

Outstanding Motion Picture Nominees5

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominees5

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominees4

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture4

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture5

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture Nominees5

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture5

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture5

Outstanding Drama Series Nominees5

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Nominees5

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominees5

Outstanding Suporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominees5

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominees4

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series Nominees5

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Nominees6

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 Nominees4

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominees4

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Nominees4

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Nominees5

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special5

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Speical Nominees5

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Nominees5

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television) Nominees4

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television) Nominees2

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series) Nominees1

Outstanding Talk Series Nominees5

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special) Nominees4

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series Nominees5

Outstanding Children's Program Nominees5

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special) Nominees4

Outstanding Host in a Talk, Reality, News/Information or Variety (Series or Special) Nominees6

Outstanding Documentary Nominees3

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film) Nominees4

Outstanding New Artist Nominees4

Top Albums by Outstanding New Artist Nominees5

Top Songs by Outstanding New Artist Nominees4

Outstanding Male Artist Nominees5

Outstanding Female Artist Nominees5

Outstanding Duo, Group Or Collaboration Nominees2

Outstanding Jazz Album Nominees2

Outstanding Music Video Nominees4

Outstanding Song - Traditional Nominees2

Notable Outstanding Song - Contemporary Nominees3

Outstanding Album Nominees5

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

Notable Attendees137


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles14


Spotify - Featured Tracks7


News Articles6

Winners of non-televised categories 48th NAACP Image Awards
  –  February 14, 2017
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Read more about the NAACP’s ...
Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Awards: ‘Ease is a Greater Threat to Progress than Hardship’
  –  February 14, 2017
At the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards Saturday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the organization continued its legacy of recognizing outstanding Black actors, while the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences now makes an effort to catch up.
Black Excellence: Stars Shine at the 48th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet [Gallery]
  –  February 14, 2017
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishment 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. Winners were voted upon by NAACP ...
ALERT: “Moonlight,” “Queen Sugar” Among Top Winners at 48th NAACP Image Awards
  –  February 13, 2017
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – February 13, 2017 – On Saturday, the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards were handed out during a star-studded ceremony in Pasadena, CA and 135th clients Moonlight (A24), “Queen Sugar” (OWN), “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN ...
Roland Martin, Joy Reid Among 48th NAACP Image Awards Participants
  –  February 13, 2017
The winners of the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced this past Saturday night during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live program was hosted by Anthony Anderson, of ABC’s Black-ish. Winners in ...
‘Black-ish,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Take Top NAACP Awards
  –  February 13, 2017
African-American film and television flourished in 2016, and the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards delivered due celebration. The civil rights org’s star-studded gala Feb. 11 brought together some of Hollywood’s best and brightest, who gathered in ...


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