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Before the televised NACCP Image Awards go down tonight, a ceremony was held for the non-televised winners. Peep carpet arrivals from Jussie Smollet, the “black•ish” cast and many more inside….

Before tonight’s two-hour 47th NAACP Image Awards televised airs on TVOne, a ceremony for the non-televised winners was held at the Pasadena Convention Center last night, hosted by comedian Affion Crockett and entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner.

“Empire” breakout star Jussie Smollett jetted from Chicago to L.A. to attend the event. He brought his mother Janet Smollett along as his date.

“black•ish” cutie Marsai Martin was all smiles looking adorable in her floral embroidered dress.

Hey Papa Pope!

EMMY winner Joe Morton brought his wife Nora Chavooshian along as his date. We’ll be seeing more of him when “Scandal” returns Thursday, Feb. 11th.

“Mary Mary” singer Tina Campbell looked beautiful in a navy jumpsuit.

“Power” creator Courtney Kemp Agbon was heating up the carpet a in red gown. We can’t WAIT for “Power” to return this summer.

Belle of the Ball! Directress Nzingha Stewart rocked a pink princess gown for the festivities.

“Entertainment Tonight” correspondent Nischelle Turner hit the carpet before getting to her hosting duties.

“The Wiz Live” star Elijah Kelley, who recently wrapped filming a Christmas flick, cleaned up nicely for the event.

CEO and Founder of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Beverly Bond looked gorge in an all-black ensemble.

“Being Mary Jane” star Aaron D. Spears flashed a smile on the carpet. “BMJ” has been renewed for a 4th season by the way. Woot!

Samuel L. Jackson’s wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson was also in the mix.


Jussie hit the stage to accept three awards, Outstanding New Recording Artist, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration for his track “Conqueror,” featuring Estelle, and Outstanding Song – Contemporary for “You’re So Beautiful,” also featuring Estelle.

“black•ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were on hand to present awards to their co-stars Marsai Martin and Marcus Scribner:

Marsai won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

And Marcus won Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-Series). Congrats to the kiddies!

Anthony will be hitting the stage tonight to host the televised awards ceremony.

CREED director (who is quite the cutie, but quite taken) Ryan Coogler won the Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film) for his boxing blockbuster.

Television writer Mara Brock Akil won the Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series award for “Being Mary Jane.”

Comedienne Sheryl Underwood was tapped to present an award and was spotted snapping pics with plenty of fans out in the audience afterwards.

Gospel singer Tina Campell won the Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary) award for her solo album It’s Personal. Her husband originally had to accept for her because she was in the bathroom touching up her lipstick!

“Power” star Naturi Naughton joined Aaron D. Spears to present.

And Jussie toasted it up in the late Julian Bond’s honor with the hosts Nischelle and Affion.

Jussie made his rounds, chopping it up with NAACP Chair Roslyn M. Brock:

Roslyn was all smiles posing it alongside Anthony Anderson and retired NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who was front and center.

Fun times!

Below is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Mike Epps – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special

“The Wiz Live!” (NBC)

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

David Alan Grier – “The Wiz Live!” (NBC)

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

Queen Latifah – “Bessie” (HBO)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

“Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

“The Talk” (CBS)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

“Family Feud” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Children’s Program

“Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-Series)

Marcus Scribner – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Steve Harvey – “Family Feud” (Syndicated)

Outstanding New Recording Artist

Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“Conqueror” – Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

“Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol.4” – Miles Davis (Columbia Legacy Recordings)

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

“It’s Personal” – Tina Campbell (Gee Tree Creative)

Outstanding Music Video

“Shame” – Tyrese Gibson (Voltron Recordz)

Outstanding Song – Traditional

“Back Together” – Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album

“Woman” – Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“You’re So Beautiful” – Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

“Stand Your Ground” – Victoria Christopher Murrary(Touchstone)

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

“Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga” – Pamela Newkirk (HarperCollins/Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

“The Fishermen” – Chigozie Obioma (Little, Brown & Company)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

“Between The World and Me” – Ta-Nehisi Coates (Speigel & Grau)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

“Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family” – Alice Randall, Caroline Randall Williams (Clarkson Potter) Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry “How to Be Drawn” – Terrance Hayes (Penguin Books/ Penguin Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

“Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America” – Carole Boston Weatherford (Author), Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) (Albert Whitman & Company)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

“X: A Novel” – Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon (Candlewick Press)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

O’Shea Jackson, Jr. – “Straight Outta Compton” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Phylicia Rashad – “Creed” (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

“Beasts of No Nation” (Netflix)

Outstanding Documentary – Film

“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” (PBS Distribution/Firelight Films) Outstanding Documentary – Television “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ” (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Kenya M. Barris – “black-ish” – The Word (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Mara Brack Ali, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff – “Being Mary Jane” – Sparrow (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo – “The Book of …read more

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