“Straight Outta Compton” wins for motion picture, while Michael B. Jordan wins both Best Actor for “Creed” and Entertainer of the Year
“Creed” star Michael B. Jordan won both Entertainer of the Year and the best film actor prize at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday, while the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” took home the prize for Outstanding Motion Picture.
Meanwhile, “black-ish” won for best comedy, as well as the top acting prizes for its stars, Tracee Ellis-Ross and Anthony Anderson. Anderson also hosted the ceremony, which was broadcast live on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Oscar-winning singer-songwriter John Legend was recognized with the President’s Award.
The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards arrive at a time when Hollywood is focused on the issue of diversity in the industry, particularly given the lack of nonwhite acting nominees for the Oscars for the second straight year.
Here are the nominees in the 10 major categories honored at Friday’s ceremony.
Entertainer of the Year
Outstanding Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Dope (Open Road Films)
Straight Outta Compton (Universal)**WINNER
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Secret in Their Eyes (STX)
Michael B. Jordan, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)**WINNER
Michael Ealy, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)
Will Smith, Concussion (Sony)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Lauren Keke Palmer, Brotherly Love (Flavor Unit)
Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)**WINNER
Teyonah Parris, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
Viola Davis, Lila and Eve (Samuel Goldwyn)
Zoe Saldana, Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics)
Outstanding Comedy Series
House of Lies (Showtime)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show (NBC)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)**WINNER
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game (BET)
Outstanding Drama Series
Being Mary Jane (BET)
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series