Tuesday, June 7, 2016

NAACP Image Awards - TV

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NAACP Image Awards - TV

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The 47TH 2016 NAACP Image Awards Sizzles!
The Oscars Diversity Issue Takes Plenty of Hits From Host Anthony Anderson

This year’s NAACP Image Awards® show was an exciting, smash hit as it always is. Of course the festivities began with the red carpet arrivals where the nominees and guests parade in their fashion finest keeping photographers yelling for angels while the crowds of adoring onlookers scream and yell for their favorites getting out of limos. This year’s live pre-show from the red carpet was co-hosted by Tracey Edmonds and Terrence Jenkins who kept their end of the carpet jumping with jokes, fun and celebs

Host Anthony Anderson
    Anthony Anderson, star of the smash hit ABC-TV Sitcom “Black-ish” hosted the televised show from inside of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. This makes his third year in a row as host. He wasted no time lighting into the Oscar® diversity situation. Dressed and posing as Ice Cube in a mock group called “Nominees With Attitudes,” they used NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton,” cut with situation appropriate lyrics to address the "Oscars So White" controversy. Afterwards Anderson went into his monologue which dismantled the lily White Academy Awards®. “Look at all of these beautiful shades of people in the audience,” Anderson observed. “Hollywood needs to know that this is what diversity is supposed to look like.” The crowd ate it up with a roaring applause.

 Stacey Dash
  Anderson made a jab at actress and Fox-TV News Host Stacey Dash – who recently called for Black History Month and the NAACP Image Awards to be abolished. He urged Dash to return to the Black side and he would promise to see those "C" movies she makes. 

Will and Jada Smith

  He also acknowledge the Smiths i.e., Will and Jada Smith and laughed saying “They better be here after all this ish they started,” referring to their call for Blacks to boycott the Oscars® when no actors of color were nominated. 

     Anderson noted  “Although we have our own awards show, I just want the other ones to be fair,” he said. “I just hope they don’t go overboard next year and nominate too much black stuff out of guilt.”

This year’s big winners included the Movie “Straight Outta Compton,” TV show “Empire” and actor Michael B. Jordan.

Straight Outta Compton Cast, Director and Producers

Taraji P. Henson winner for Empire
Michael B. Jordan

NAACP Image Awards 2016 Winners List:

Entertainer of the Year: Michael B. Jordan
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan, Creed
Outstanding Motion PictureStraight Outta Compton
Outstanding Drama Series: Empire
Outstanding Comedy Series: Black-ish
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard, Empire
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy
President's Award: John Legend
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Mike Epps,Survivor's Remorse
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, Black-ish
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton,Scandal
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King, American Crime
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Mara Brack Ali, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff, Being Mary Jane, Sparrow
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo, The Book of Negroes
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, Creed
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Don Cheadle, House of Lies, The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Ridley, American Crime
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Dee Rees,Bessie
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler,Creed
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Loretta Devine, Doc McStuffins
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Steve Harvey, Family Feud
Outstanding Talk Series: The Talk
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series:Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): Family Feud
Outstanding Children's Program: Doc McStuffins
Outstanding TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: The Wiz Live!
Outstanding Actor in a TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live!

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