Non Telecast Image Award Winners

February 11, 2017

 The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” in the non-televised categories were announced during a gala dinner celebration that took place Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Pasadena Conference Center – the event was hosted by Erica Ash and Deon Cole.


The winners of the Non-Televised Categories for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are:


Television Categories

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Laurence Fishburne – “`black-ish” (ABC)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Tichina Arnold  - “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jussie Smollett - “Empire” (FOX)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Naturi Naughton - “Power” (Starz)


Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special

“The People v. O.J. Simpson:  American Crime Story” (FX)


Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special

Courtney B. Vance - “The People v. O.J. Simpson:  American Crime Story” (FX)


Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special

Regina King - “American Crime” (ABC)


Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

“BET Love and Happiness White House Special” (BET)


Outstanding Talk Series

“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)


Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

“Iyanla:  Fix My Life” (OWN)


Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

“2016 Black Girls Rock” (BET)


Outstanding Children’s Program

“An American Girl Story – Melody 1963:  Love Has to Win”(Amazon)


Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

Marsai Martin - “`black-ish” (ABC)


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”(TV One)


Recording Categories

Outstanding New Artist

Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)


Outstanding Male Artist

Maxwell (Columbia Records)


Outstanding Female Artist

Beyoncé (Columbia Records)


Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)


Outstanding Jazz Album 

"Latin American Songbook" - Edward Simon (Sunnyside)


Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

“One Way” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)


Outstanding Music Video

“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)


Outstanding Song - Traditional

“I See A Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia Records)


Outstanding Album

“Lemonade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)


Outstanding Song - Contemporary

“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)


Literature Categories

Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction 

“The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. McFadden (AkashicBooks)


Outstanding Literary Work - Nonfiction 

“Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollinsPublishers/William Morrow)


Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author 

“Born A Crime:  Stories from a South African Childhood” –Trevor Noah (Random House)


Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Autobiography 

“Born A Crime:  Stories from a South African Childhood” –Trevor Noah (Random House)


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 (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business/The Crown Publishing Group)


Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry 

“Collected Poems:  1974-2004” – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)


Outstanding Literary Work - Children

“Tiny Stitches:  The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman(Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books)


Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens 

“As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))


Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali - “Moonlight” (A24)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Viola Davis - “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)


Outstanding Independent Motion Picture 

“Moonlight” (A24)


Documentary Categories

Outstanding Documentary - (Film)

“13TH” (Netflix)


Outstanding Documentary - (Television)

“Roots:  A New Vision” (History)


Writing Categories 

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Kenya Barris - “`black-ish” – Hope (ABC) 


Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Ava DuVernay - “Queen Sugar” – First Things First (OWN) 


Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television) 

Charles Murray – “Roots” - Night 3 (History)


Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film) 

Barry Jenkins - “Moonlight” (A24)


Directing Categories

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover - “Atlanta” – Value (FX)


Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

John Singleton - “The People v. O.J. Simpson:  American Crime Story” – The Race Card (FX)


Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Rick Famuyiwa - “Confirmation” (HBO)


Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Barry Jenkins - “Moonlight” (A24)


Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI) Category

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

Idris Elba - “The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Studios) 

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