Jussie Smollett, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott Among NAACP Image Award Winners

“Straight Outta Compton” actor O'Shea Jackson Jr. also wins best supporting actor in a motion picture

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott were among the early winners of the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards.

The winners of non-televised categories were announced Thursday during a dinner at the Pasadena Conference Center hosted by Affion Crockett and Nischelle Turner. The awards dinner included a special tribute to former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, who died last fall at age 75.

The remaining 10 categories will be announced during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Friday at 9 p.m. ET during a ceremony hosted by “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson.

Thursday’s winners included:

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 Negroes”(BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington – “Creed” (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

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 (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
John Ridley – “American Crime” – Episode 1 (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Dee Rees – “Bessie” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Ryan Coogler – “Creed” (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI) Category
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)
Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)

For the record: Due to an error in the NAACP’s press release, an earlier version of this story misspelled the name of youth/teen literary winner Kekla Magoon.

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