The Oscars, the Golden Globes, and the Grammys have been doled out to the most deserving talent, but the awards show season isn't over yet. On Friday night, the stars gathered in Los Angeles for the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards, which honor artists, particularly those of color, across movies, TV, and music.
Many of this year's honorees are well-awarded already, including Jennifer Hudson, "Ugly Betty," and Mary J. Blige. But there were also some pleasant surprises, like The Pursuit of Happyness winning Best Picture, Prince being named Best Male Artist, and Spike Lee being recognized for his excellent Katrina documentary on HBO. To see the list of winners,
Motion Picture: The Pursuit of Happyness
Actor in a Motion Picture: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Actress in a Motion Picture: Keke Palmer, Akeelah and the Bee (left)
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls (right)
Independent or Foreign Film: An Inconvenient Truth
Directing in a Feature Film/TV Movie, Comedy or Drama: Spike Lee, Inside Man
Writing in a Feature Film/TV Movie, Comedy or Drama: Doug Atchison, Akeelah and the Bee
Comedy Series: "Ugly Betty" (below)
Actor in a Comedy Series: Tyler James Williams, "Everybody Hates Chris"
Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, "Girlfriends"
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Reggie Hayes, "Girlfriends"
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Vanessa L. Williams, "Ugly Betty" (left)
Directing in a Comedy Series: Kenneth Whittingham, "Michael's Birthday," "The Office"
Writing in a Comedy Series: Silvio Horta, "Pilot," "Ugly Betty"
Drama Series: "Grey's Anatomy"
Actor in a Drama Series: Isaiah Washington, "Grey's Anatomy"
Actress in a Drama Series: Kimberly Elise, "Close to Home"
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Omar Epps, "House"
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"
Directing in a Dramatic Series: Karen Gaviola, "The Whole Truth," "Lost"
Writing in a Dramatic Series: Shonda Rhimes, "It's the End of the World," "Grey's Anatomy"
TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts"
Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Kadeem Hardison, "Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story"
Actress in a TV Movie, Minseries or Dramatic Special: Sophie Okonedo, "Tsunami: The Aftermath"
Reality Series: "American Idol"
Variety Series or Special: "An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder" (Syndicated)
Children's Program: "That's So Raven"
Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special: Raven, "That's So Raven"
New Artist: Corinne Bailey Rae
Male Artist: Prince
Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
Duo or Group: The Roots
Jazz Artist: Gladys Knight
Album: Dreamgirls Soundtrack
NAACP Chairman's Award: Bono