The 40th NAACP Image Awards Winners



Actor in a motion picture
Will Smith, "Seven Pounds" (Columbia Pictures)

Actress in a motion picture
Rosario Dawson, "Seven Pounds" (Columbia Pictures)

Supporting actor in a motion picture
Columbus Short, "Cadillac Records" (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures)

Supporting actress in a motion picture
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount)

Motion picture
"The Secret Life of Bees" (Fox Searchlight)

Independent motion picture
"Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight)

Documentary (theatrical or televison)
"The Black List" (HBO)

Foreign motion picture
"The Class" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Directing in a motion picture (theatrical or television)

Gina Prince-Bythewood, "The Secret Life of Bees" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Writing in a motion picture (theatrical or television)

Jenny Lumet, "Rachel Getting Married" (Sony Pictures Classics)


Television awards

Comedy series
"Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Actor in a comedy series
LaVan Davis, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Actress in a comedy series

Tracee Ellis Ross,"Girlfriends" (CW)

Supporting actor in a comedy series
Lance Gross, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Supporting actress in a comedy series

Keshia Knight Pulliam, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Drama series
"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

Actor in a drama series
Hill Harper, "CSI: NY" (CBS)

Actress in a drama series
Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

Supporting actor in a drama series
Taye Diggs, "Private Practice" (ABC)

Supporting actress in a drama series
Angela Bassett, "ER" (NBC)

Television movie, miniseries or dramatic special
"A Raisin in The Sun" (ABC)

Actor in a television movie, miniseries or dramatic special

Sean Combs, "A Raisin in the Sun" (ABC)

Actress in a television movie, miniseries or dramatic special
Phylicia Rashad, "A Raisin in the Sun" (ABC)

Actor in a daytime drama series
Bryton McClure, "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

Actress in a daytime drama series
Debbi Morgan, "All My Children" (ABC)

Directing in a dramatic series
Ernest Dickerson, "Lincoln Heights - The Day Before Tomorrow" (ABC Family)

Directing in a comedy series
Kevin Sullivan, "30 Rock - MILF Island" (NBC)

Writing in a dramatic series,
Shonda Rhimes, "Grey's Anatomy: Freedom Part 1 & 2" (ABC)

Writing in a comedy series
Erica D. Montolfo, "The Game: White Coats and White Lies" (CW)

News/information - series or special
"In Conversation: Michelle Obama Interview" (TVOne)

Talk series
"The View" (ABC)

Reality series
"American Idol 7" (FOX)

Variety - series or special
"An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson" (Syndicated)

Children's program
"Dora The Explorer" (Nickelodeon)

Performance in a youth/children's program - series or special
Keke Palmer, "True Jackson" (Nickelodeon)


Music awards

New artist
Jennifer Hudson (Arista)

Male artist

Jamie Foxx (J Records)

Female artist
Beyonce (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)

Duo, group or collaboration

Jennifer Hudson, featuring Fantasia- "I'm His Only Woman" (Arista)

Jazz artist
Natalie Cole- "Still Unforgettable" (DMI Records)

Gospel artist - traditional or contemporary

Mary Mary (Columbia Records)

World music album
Cheryl Keyes - "Let Me Take You There" (Keycan Records)

Music video
"Yes We Can" - Will.i.am (Will.i.am Music Group/Interscope)

Song
"Yes We Can" - Will.i.am (Will.i.am Music Group/Interscope)

Album
Jennifer Hudson - "Jennifer Hudson" (Arista)


Literary awards

Fiction
"In the Night of the Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel," Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes (Simon & Schuster/Atria Books)

Nonfiction
"Letter to My Daughter," Maya Angelou (Random House)

Debut author
"Barack, Race, and the Media: Drawing My Own Conclusion," David Glenn Brown (David G. Brown Studios)

Biography/autobiography
"The Legs are the Last to Go," Diahann Carroll (Amistad)

Instructional
"32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business," Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Crown Business)

Poetry
"Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of 'Poetry With a Beat' " Nikki Giovanni (Source Books/Jabberwocky)

Children
"Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope," Nikki Grimes (illustrator - Bryan Collier) (Simon & Schuster)

Youth/teens
"Letters to a Young Sister: Define Your Destiny," Hill Harper (Gotham Books)

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