Non-Televised Winners’ for the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards Announced at Gala Dinner

Actor Jusssie Smollett attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Ceremony on February 4, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America)
Actor Jusssie Smollett attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Ceremony on February 4, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America)
Actor Jusssie Smollett attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Ceremony on February 4, 2016 in Pasadena, California.
(Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America)

The winners of the47thNAACP Image Awardsin the non-televised categorieswere announced during a gala dinner celebration that took place Thursday, February 4, 2016, at the Pasadena Conference Center in Pasadena, California. The event was hosted by Affion Crockett and Nischelle Turner.Winners in 45 categories were announced during the event.

Celebrity guests and nominees in attendance includedAunjanue Ellis, Courtney Kemp, Hudson Yang, Jimmy Jam, Joe Morton, Judith Hill, Kim Burrell, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, Naturi Naughton, Roland Martin, Seal, Skai Jackson, Terry Lewis, Tina Campbell, Tyrese. Andra Day, Jussie Smollett, and more.

The remaining 10 categories will be announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast, February 5 at 9:00pm ET (PT tape-delayed) hosted by Anthony Anderson. The LIVE red carpet show will air on TV One at 8:00pm ET (PT tape-delayed).

The awards dinner included a special tribute to Julian Bond, former Chairman of the NAACP.


The winners are as follows:

Television Categories

Outstanding Supporting Actorin aComedySeries

Mike Epps Survivors Remorse(Starz)


OutstandingSupportingActress in aComedySeries



Outstanding Supporting Actorin aDramaSeries

Joe Morton-Scandal (ABC)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Regina King- American Crime (ABC)


Outstanding Television Movie, Mini- Series, or Dramatic Special

TheWiz Live!(NBC)


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

David Alan Grier- TheWiz Live!(NBC)


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

QueenLatifah- Bessie(HBO)


OutstandingNews/Information (Seriesor Special)

Unsung(TV One)


Outstanding Talk Series

The Talk(CBS)


OutstandingRealityProgram/Reality CompetitionSeries

Welcome to Sweetie Pies(OWN)


OutstandingVariety (Seriesor Special)

Family Feud (Syndicated)


OutstandingChildrens Program

Doc McStuffins(Disney Junior)


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

Marcus Scribner-black-ish(ABC)


OutstandingHost in aNews,Talk, Reality,or Variety Program (Series or Special) Individual or Ensemble

Steve Harvey- Family Feud(Syndicated)



Recording Categories

Outstanding New Artist

Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)


Outstanding Male Artist

Pharrell Williams(Columbia Records)


Outstanding Female Artist

Jill Scott (AtlanticRecords)


Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

ConquerorEmpire Castfeat.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)

Its PersonalTina Campbell(Gee Tree Creative)


Outstanding Music Video

ShameTyrese Gibson(VoltronRecordz)


Outstanding Song- Traditional

Back TogetherJill Scott (AtlanticRecords)


Outstanding Album

WomanJill Scott(AtlanticRecords)


Outstanding Song- Contemporary

Youre So BeautifulEmpire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett &Yazz(Columbia Records)


Literature Categories

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

Stand Your Ground Victoria ChristopherMurrary(Touchstone)


Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of OtaBenga Pamela Newkirk(HarperCollins/Amistad)


Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

The FishermenChigozieObioma(Little, Brown & Company)


Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

Between The World and MeTa-NehisiCoates (Speigel&Grau)


Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

Soul Food Love: Healthy RecipesInspiredby One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family Alice Randall, Caroline Randall Williams(Clarkson Potter)


Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

How to Be DrawnTerrance Hayes(Penguin Books/ Penguin Random House)


Outstanding Literary Work – Children

Gordon Parks:How the Photographer Captured Black and White AmericaCarole Boston Weatherford(Author),Jamey Christoph(Illustrator) (Albert Whitman & Company)


Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

X: A NovelIlyasah Shabazz withKekiaMagoon(Candlewick Press)



Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

OShea Jackson, Jr.-StraightOuttaCompton(UniversalPictures)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

PhyliciaRashad-Creed(Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-MayerPictures)


Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

Beasts of No Nation(Netflix)


Documentary Categories

Outstanding Documentary – (Film)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution(PBS Distribution/Firelight Films)


Outstanding Documentary – (Television)

Muhammad Ali: The PeoplesChamp (BET)


Writing Categories

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Kenya M.Barris-black-ishThe Word (ABC)


Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

MaraBrackAli,JamealTurner, Keli Goff-Being Mary JaneSparrow (BET)


Outstanding Writing in aMotion Picture (Television)

Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo The Book of Negroes(BET)


Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture(Film)

RyanCoogler, Aaron Covington- Creed(Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)



Directing Categories

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Don Cheadle-House of LiesThe Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule(Showtime)


Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

John Ridley-American CrimeEpisode 1(ABC)


Outstanding Directing in aMotion Picture (Television)

Dee Rees-Bessie(HBO)


Outstanding Directing in aMotion Picture(Film)

RyanCoogler- Creed(Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)


Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI) Category

OutstandingCharacter Voice-Over Performance(Television or Film)

Loretta Devine-Doc McStuffins(Disney Junior)


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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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