Sat, 27 February 2010 00:04:59 ET
Both musicians take home kudo from the 41st NAACP Image Awards in the music category, while 'Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire' sweeps movie category with six kudos.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has handed out trophies to the winners of the 41st NAACP Image Awards on Friday, February 26. Among those coming out triumphant in the music category on the special night were Mary J. Blige
and Black Eyed Peas
Nine-time Grammy winner Blige received the most nods in the music field by taking home two kudos. One of them was Outstanding Female Artist, and the other was Outstanding Album for her ninth effort "Stronger With Each Tear". Hip-Hop group BEP, in the meantime, nailed the Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration title.
While Mary J. Blige came out as the big winner in music, "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire
" swept movie category with six prizes, including Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Independent Motion Picture. Its director Lee Daniels and two stars Gabourey Sidibe
were also recognized as best director, best actress and best supporting actress.
The television category saw the domination of "Tyler Perry's House of Payne". The TBS sitcom scored four trophies from the NAACP, collecting among others Outstanding Comedy Series. "Grey's Anatomy", which got the most nominations meanwhile, only managed to walk away with two kudos for Outstanding Writing and Directing in a Dramatic Series.
NAACP Image Awards honors achievements in literature, music, television and movies. This year's ceremony took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Wyclef Jean
who was handed Vanguard Award for his humanitarian work in Haiti. Upon receiving the special honor, he said, "This award is for all of those people that you don't see on the ground working."
Winners List of the 41st NAACP Image Awards:
MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES
- Outstanding New Artist: Keri Hilson
- Outstanding Male Artist: Maxwell
- Outstanding Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
- Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: Black Eyed Peas
- Outstanding Jazz Album: "He and She" - Wynton Marsalis
- Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary): "Still" - BeBe Winans and CeCe Winans
- Outstanding World Music Album: "Black President" - Sila and the Afrofunk Experience
- Outstanding Music Video: "I Look To You" - Whitney Houston
- Outstanding Song: "God In Me" -Mary Mary
- Outstanding Album: "Stronger With Each Tear" - Mary J. Blige
- Outstanding Comedy Series: "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Daryl Mitchell - "Brothers"
- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Cassi Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Lance Gross - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Keshia Knight Pulliam - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Outstanding Drama Series: "Lincoln Heights"
- Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Hill Harper - "CSI: NY"
- Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Jada Pinkett Smith - "Hawthorne"
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Delroy Lindo - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: S. Epatha Merkerson - "Law & Order"
- Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: "Gifted Hands"
- Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Cuba Gooding Jr. - "Gifted Hands"
- Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Kimberly Elise - "Gifted Hands"
- Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Cornelius Smith Jr. - "All My Children"
- Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Debbi Morgan - "All My Children"
- Outstanding News/ Information - (Series or Special): "The Inauguration of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States"
- Outstanding Talk Series: "The Mo'Nique Show"
- Outstanding Reality Series: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
- Outstanding Variety - (Series or Special): "Michael Jackson Memorial Service: Celebrating the Life of Michael Jackson"
- Outstanding Children's Program: "Dora The Explorer"
- Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program - (Series or Special): Keke Palmer - "True Jackson, VP"
- Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Halsted Sullivan with Warren Lieberstein - "The Office" - Cafe Disco
- Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Shonda Rhimes - "Grey's Anatomy" - What a Difference A Day Makes
- Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Ken Whittingham - "30 Rock" - The Funcooker
- Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Chandra Wilson - "Grey's Anatomy" - Give Peace a Chance
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