50th NAACP Image Award Winners Announced 50th NAACP Image Award Winners Announced
The 50th NAACP Image Awards were held on Saturday and the top winner on the television side was black-ish with six trophies. 50th NAACP Image Award Winners Announced

After a non-televised awards dinner on Friday handed out a majority of this year’s awards, the 50th NAACP Image Awards were held on Saturday and it was black-ish that emerged as the top winner of the night. The ABC family comedy swept the comedy acting categories and added wins for Outstanding Comedy Series (its fifth in a row) and Outstanding Performance by a Youth for Marsai Martin.

It was a good night for ABC on the whole, as Jesse Williams picked up Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Grey’s Anatomy and Kerry Washington won Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series for her turn on How to Get Away with Murder.

Elsewhere, Power won Outstanding Drama Series and lead Omari Hardwick took home Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series; Taraji P. Henson won her third consecutive Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Image Award for her role on Empire; and Lynn Whitfield snagged her fifth Image Award overall and first for playing Lady Mae on OWN soap Greenleaf.

You can take a look at all the television winners this year below.

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta (FX Networks)
black-ish (ABC) ***WINNER***
Dear White People (Netflix)
grown-ish (Freeform)
Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC) ***WINNER***

Cedric the Entertainer The Neighborhood (CBS)
Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX Networks)
Dwayne Johnson, Ballers (HBO)
Tracy Morgan, The Last O.G. (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Danielle Brooks, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)
Logan Browning, Dear White People (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC) ***WINNER***
Yara Shahidi, grown-ish (Freeform)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Ellis, Insecure (HBO)
John David Washington, Ballers (HBO)
Laurence Fishburne, black-ish (ABC)
Marcus Scribner, black-ish (ABC) ***WINNER***
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Essence Atkins, Marlon (NBC)
Marsai Martin, black-ish (ABC) ***WINNER***
Natasha Rothwell, Insecure (HBO)
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Yvonne Orji, Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Justin Simien – Dear White People – “Chapter 1″ (Netflix)
Marquita J. Robinson – Glow – “Work the Leg” (Netflix)
Peter H. Saji – black-ish – “Purple Rain” (ABC)
Regina Y. Hicks – Insecure – “High-Like” (HBO)
Trevor Noah, Steve Budow, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang, Dan Amira, Lauren Sarver Means, Mr. Daniel Radosh, David Angelo, Devin Trey Delliquanti, Zachary DiLanzo – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – “23087 Alex Wagner” (Comedy Central) ***WINNER***

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – Atlanta – “FUBU” (FX Networks) ***WINNER***

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – “Chapter Seventy-Four” (CW)
Hiro Murai – Atlanta – “Teddy Perkins” (FX Networks)
Ken Whittingham – Atypical – “Ernest Shackleton’s Rules for Survival” (Netflix)
Millicent Shelton – Insecure – “High-Like” (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Power (Starz) ***WINNER***
Queen Sugar (OWN)
The Chi (Showtime)
This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Mitchell, The Chi (Showtime)
Keith David, Greenleaf (OWN)
Kofi Siriboe, Queen Sugar (OWN)
Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz) ***WINNER***
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Alfre Woodard, Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix)
Naturi Naughton, Power (Starz)
Rutina Wesley, Queen Sugar (OWN)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX) ***WINNER***
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jesse Williams, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) ***WINNER***

Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
Jussie Smollett, Empire (FOX)
Romany Malco, A Million Little Things (ABC)
Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Prime Video)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
CCH Pounder, NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
Lynn Whitfield, Greenleaf (OWN) ***WINNER***
Sanaa Lathan, The Affair (Showtime)
Susan Kelechi Watson, This Is Us (NBC)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Janine Sherman Barrois – Claws – “Cracker Casserole” (TNT)
Kay Oyegun – This Is Us – “This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life” (NBC) ***WINNER***
Lena Waithe – The Chi – “Pilot” (Showtime)
Patrick Joseph Charles – Black Lightning – “Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption” (The CW/Netflix)
Lena Waithe, Dime Davis – The Chi – “The Whistle” (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Ayoka Chenzira – Queen Sugar – “Here Beside the River” (OWN)
Deborah Ann Chow – Better Call Saul – “Something Stupid” (AMC) ***WINNER***
Dee Rees – Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – “Kill All Others” (Prime Video)
Salli Richardson-Whitfield – Marvel’s Luke Cage – “I Get Physical” (Netflix)
Zetna Fuentes – How To Get Away With Murder – “Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” (ABC)

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series
Erika Alexander – Black Lightning – “Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowery” (CW)
Kendrick Lamar – Power – “Happy Birthday” (Starz)
Kerry Washington – How to Get Away with Murder – “Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” (ABC) ***WINNER***
Loretta Devine – Love Is_ – “Rose” (Going Home) (OWN)
Tisha Campbell-Martin – Empire – “Without Apology” (Fox)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Behind The Movement (TV One)
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Seven Seconds (Netflix)
The Bobby Brown Story (BET) ***WINNER***
The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO) ***WINNER***
Russell Hornsby, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
Woody McClain, The Bobby Brown Story (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Anna Deavere Smith, Notes From the Field (HBO)
Gabrielle Dennis, The Bobby Brown Story (BET)
Jeanté Godlock, The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (Lifetime)
Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix) ***WINNER***
Toni Braxton, Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story (Lifetime)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Anna Deavere Smith – Notes From the Field (HBO)
J. David Shanks – Seven Seconds: Matters of Life and Death (Netflix) ***WINNER***
Katrina M. O’Gilvie – Behind the Movement (TV One)
Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi – Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Shalisha Francis – Seven Seconds: Of Gods and Men (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Ernest Dickerson – Seven Seconds: Until It Do (Netflix)
Ramin Bahrani – Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Tanya Hamilton – Seven Seconds: That What Follows (Netflix)
Tracy Heather Strain- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (PBS) ***WINNER***
Victoria Mahoney – Seven Seconds: Witness for the Prosecution (Netflix)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
A Thousand Words With Michelle Obama (BET)
AM Joy (MSNBC)
Angela Rye’s State of the Union (BET)
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Becoming Michelle Obama (OWN) ***WINNER***
Unsung (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series
ESPN’s First Take (ESPN)
Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
The Real (Syndicated) ***WINNER***
The View (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)
Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN) ***WINNER***

Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Shark Tank (ABC)
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)
2 Dope Queens (HBO)
Black Girls Rock! (BET) ***WINNER***
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (Netflix)

Outstanding Children’s Program
Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior) ***WINNER***

Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD)
Motown Magic (Netflix)
Sesame Street (HBO)
Top Chef Junior (Universal Kids)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)
Alex R. Hibbert – The Chi (Showtime)
Lonnie Chavis – This Is Us (NBC)
Lyric Ross – This Is Us (NBC)
Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC) ***WINNER***
Miles Brown – black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith – Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch) ***WINNER***

Joy Reid – AM Joy (MSNBC)
LeBron James – The Shop (HBO)
Lester Holt – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Iyanla Vanzant – Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
LL Cool J – Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)
Queen Latifah – Black Girls Rock (BET)
RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Steve Harvey – Family Feud (Syndication) ***WINNER***

Outstanding Documentary (Television)
Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and the Media (NBC)
King in the Wilderness (HBO)
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (HBO) ***WINNER***
Shut Up & Dribble (Showtime)
Time For Ilhan (Fuse)

Shilo Adams

Shilo Adams is a contributor to KSiteTV who has written for the likes of TVOvermind, ScreenFad, and TVHackr. You can e-mail him at sda2107@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @sda0918.