Michael B. Jordan Wins at NAACP Image Awards That Confront #OscarsSoWhite

Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan

“Creed” star Michael B. Jordan was named entertainer of the year and outstanding motion picture actor and “Straight Outta Compton” was honored as best movie at the NAACP Image Awards, where many spoke out against the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

With the ceremonyt Friday night set against the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, host Anthony Anderson, the star of “black-ish,” donned a baseball hat reading “Nominees With Attitude” and rapped, “Listen y’all, I don’t mean to cocky, but the movie’s called ‘Creed,’ not Rocky.”

“Hollywood needs to know that this is what diversity is supposed to look like,” he said.

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Among those in the audience were Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, who said they would boycott the Academy Awards after only white actors and actresses were nominated for the second straight year (Among the snubs: Smith for “Concussion).

Here’s the list of winners:

Entertainer of the Year: Michael B. Jordan

Outstanding Motion Picture: “Straight Outta Compton”

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan – “Creed”

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Sanaa Lathan – “The Perfect Guy”

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler – “Creed”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: O’Shea Jackson, Jr. – “Straight Outta Compton”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Phylicia Rashad – “Creed”

Outstanding Comedy Series: “black-ish”

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson – “black-ish”

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

Outstanding Drama Series: “Empire”

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard – “Empire”

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Mike Epps — “Survivor’s Remorse”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin – “black-ish”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton – “Scandal”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King – “American Crime”

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special: “The Wiz Live!”

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini- Series, or Dramatic Special: David Alan Grier – “The Wiz Live!”

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini- Series, or Dramatic Special: Queen Latifah – “Bessie”

Outstanding Talk Series: “The Talk”

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): “Family Feud”

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) — Individual or Ensemble: Steve Harvey – “Family Feud”

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

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Ridley – “American Crime” — Episode 1

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

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins”

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: “Beasts of No Nation”

President Award: John Legend

 

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