Dwayne Johnson Named Entertainer of the Year at NAACP Image Awards

Other awards go to “Hidden Figures,” Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, “black-ish” and “Queen Sugar”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been named Entertainer of the Year at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards, which were handed out on Saturday night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Johnson beat out Beyoncé, who won five awards on Friday night, when the bulk of the Image Awards categories were awarded in a non-televised ceremony. Viola Davis, Regina King and Chance the Rapper were also nominated.

“Hidden Figures” was named 2016’s best film, while movie acting awards went to Denzel Washington and Taraji P. Henson, who won acting awards both for “Hidden Figures” and for the TV series “Empire.”

“Queen Sugar” and “black-ish” won the Image Awards for the best television drama and comedy, respectively. Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and Sterling K. Brown won TV acting awards.

Special Image Awards were given to LeBron James (Jackie Robinson Sports Award), law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. (Chairman’s Award) and historian Lonnie G. Bunch, III (President’s Award).

The show was hosted by Anthony Anderson and broadcast live on TV One.

The winners, including Friday night’s non-televised awards:

Entertainer of the Year: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Outstanding Motion Picture: “Hidden Figures”

Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureDenzel Washington, “Fences”

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Taraji P. Henson, “Hidden Figures”

Outstanding Comedy Series: “black-ish”

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesAnthony Anderson, “black-ish”

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”

Outstanding Drama Series: “Queen Sugar”

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED WINNERS:

Television Categories
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Laurence Fishburne, “black-ish”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Tichina Arnold, “Survivor’s Remorse”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jussie Smollett, “Empire”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Naturi Naughton, “Power”
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: Regina King, “American Crime”
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special): “BET Love and Happiness White House Special”
Outstanding Talk Series: “Steve Harvey”
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: “Iyanla: Fix My Life”
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): “2016 Black Girls Rock”
Outstanding Children’s Program: “An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win”
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series): Marsai Martin – “`black-ish”
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Roland S. Martin – “NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin”

Recording Categories
Outstanding New Artist: Chance the Rapper
Outstanding Male Artist: Maxwell
Outstanding Female Artist: Beyoncé
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: “Freedom,” Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar
Outstanding Jazz Album: “Latin American Songbook,” Edward Simon
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): “One Way,” Tamela Mann
Outstanding Music Video: “Formation,” Beyoncé
Outstanding Song – Traditional: “I See A Victory,” Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams
Outstanding Album: “Lemonade,” Beyoncé
Outstanding Song – Contemporary: “Freedom,” Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar

Literature Categories
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction: “The Book of Harlan,” Bernice L. McFadden
Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction: “Hidden Figures,” Margot Lee Shetterly
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: “Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” Trevor Noah
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography: “Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” Trevor Noah
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional: “The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage,” Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry: “Collected Poems: 1974-2004,” Rita Dove
Outstanding Literary Work – Children: “Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks, Colin Bootman
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens: “As Brave As You,” Jason Reynolds

Motion Picture Categories
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: “Moonlight”

Documentary Categories
Outstanding Documentary – (Film): “13TH”
Outstanding Documentary – (Television): “Roots: A New Vision”

Writing Categories
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Kenya Barris, “`black-ish” – “Hope”
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Ava DuVernay, “Queen Sugar” – “First Things First”
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Charles Murray, “Roots” – Night 3
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Directing Categories
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Singleton, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” – “The Race Card”
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Rick Famuyiwa, “Confirmation”
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI) Category
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Idris Elba – “The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Studios)