Kendrick Lamar, Jordan Peele, Mary J. Blige & SZA Win NAACP Image Awards
Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Mary J. Blige, and LL Cool J are all winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which air Monday (January 15). The ceremony is to be held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium,
Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Mary J. Blige, and LL Cool J are all winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which air Monday (January 15). The ceremony is to be held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and while the results of 47 categories were announced Sunday (January 14), the remaining nine winners will be honored in the telecast.
K. Dot was chosen for three awards: Outstanding Album for DAMN., Outstanding Duo for “Loyalty” featuring Rihanna, and Outstanding Contemporary Song with “HUMBLE.” After a fruitful 2017 with the release of her debut studio album Ctrl, fellow TDE member SZA took home the award for Outstanding New Artist.
Fresh off multiple Golden Globe nominations and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Mary J. Blige won for Outstanding Female Artist. Meanwhile, LL Cool J is being recognized not for his music, but for his television work, winning for Outstanding Host in a Reality Competition award for his hosting of Lip Sync Battle on Spike. Other winners of the evening include Jordan Peele for Get Out and Tiffany Haddish for Girls Trip. The award show honors African-American achievement in Arts and Entertainment, specifically Film, Television, Literature, and Music, and has been presented annually since 1967.
See more of the awards below or on the NAACP Image Awards website.
Entertainer of the Year: Ava DuVernay
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer, “Gifted”
Outstanding Motion Picture: “Girls Trip”
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Idris Elba, “THOR: Ragnarok”
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”
Independent Motion Picture: “Detroit”
Writing: Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Directing in a Motion Picture: Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
New Artist: SZA
Male Artist: Bruno Mars
Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
Duo, Group or Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
Jazz Album: “Petite Afrique,” Somi
Gospel/Christian Album: “Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2,” Greenleaf Soundtrack
Music Video/Visual Album: “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars
Song – Traditional: “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars
Album: “DAMN.,” Kendrick Lamar
Song – Contemporary: “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar
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