“12 Years A Slave” Wins Major Awards At NAACP Image Awards

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With one week away from the Academy Awards, all of the previous award shows have given audiences a hint at the favorite films of the year. So far, “12 Years A Slave” has swept for the Best Motion Picture category at many of the major award ceremonies. At the 45th NAACP Image Awards, “12 Years a Slave” was the top film recognized for Motion Picture, Directing and Supporting Actress Performance. Here are the 2014 NAACP winners:

Motion Picture: “12 Years a Slave”

Directing: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Actor: Forest Whitaker for “Lee Daniels’ the Butler”

Actress: Angela Bassett for “Black Nativity”

Supporting actor: David Oyelowo for “Lee Daniels’ the Butler”

Supporting actress: Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave”

Writing (motion picture — theatrical or television): John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”

Independent motion picture: “Fruitvale Station”

International motion picture: “War Witch”

Documentary: “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”

Entertainer of the year: Kevin Hart


Drama series: “Scandal”

Actress in a drama series: Kerry Washington for “Scandal”

Actor in a drama series: LL Cool J for “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Supporting actress in a drama series: Taraji P. Henson for “Person of Interest”

Supporting actor in a drama series: Joe Morton for “Scandal”

Directing in a dramatic series: Regina King, “Southland”

Writing in a dramatic series: Janine Sherman Barrois for “Criminal Minds” 

Comedy series: “Real Husbands of Hollywood”

Actress in a comedy series: Wendy Raquel Robinson for “The Game”

Actor in a comedy series: Kevin Hart for “Real Husbands of Hollywood”

Supporting actress in a comedy series: Brandy Norwood for “The Game”

Supporting actor in a comedy series: Morris Chestnut for “Nurse Jackie”

Directing in a comedy series: Millicent Shelton, “The Hustle”

Writing in a comedy series: Vincent Brown for “A.N.T. Farm”

Television movie, mini-series or dramatic special: “Being Mary Jane”

Actress in a television movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Gabrielle Union for “Being Mary Jane”

Actor in a television movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Idris Elba for “Luther”

Actress in a daytime drama series: Tatyana Ali for “The Young and the Restless”

Actor in a daytime drama series: Kristoff St. John for “The Young and the Restless”

Talk series: “Steve Harvey

Documentary: “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic”

News/information (series or special): “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.”

Reality series: “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

Variety series or special: “Black Girls Rock!”

Children’s program: “Wynton Marsalis: A Young Arts Master Class”

Performance by a youth in a youth/children’s program (series or special): China Anne McClain for “A.N.T. Farm”


New artist: K. Michelle

Male artist: John Legend

Female artist: Beyoncé

Duo, group or collaboration: “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Jazz album: “The Songs of Stevie Wonder,” SFJAZZ Collective

Gospel album: (traditional or contemporary): “Best Days Deluxe Edition,” Tamela Mann

World music album: “Natalie Cole en Español,” Natalie Cole

Music video: “Q.U.E.E.N.,” Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu

Song: “All of Me,” John Legend

Album: “Love, Charlie,” Charlie Wilson


Fiction: “Anybody’s Daughter,” Pamela Samuels Young

Nonfiction: “Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery,” Deborah Willis, Barbara Krauthamer

Debut author: “Nine Years Under,” Sheri Booker

Biography/autobiography: “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” Jeanne Theoharis

Instructional: “The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life,” Robin Quivers

Poetry: “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers,” Frank X Walker

Children: “Nelson Mandela,” Kadir Nelson

Youth/Teens: “Courage Has No Color, the True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers,” Tanya Lee Stone



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