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Linda Antwi NAACP Image Awards
Linda Antwi NAACP Image Awards

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to cover the 44th NAACP Image Awards Pre-Gala Reception at Vibiana in Los Angeles. The gala reception was set prior to the Awards ceremony which was held on Friday Feb. 1 and broadcast from 8-10 PM ET on NBC.

We spoke with many of the nominees over the past few weeks on the road to the NAACP Image Awards and with some of this year’s winners over the past year.

Our Interviews With Nominees and Winners

Watch these interviews on YouTube: Bresha Webb, Brother B, Caroline Randall Williams & Alice Randall, David Bianchi, Deborah Davis, James Reynolds, JC Jones , Jennifer Matthews, KEM, Kwame Alexander, Lee Gaither, Redaric Williams & Lamon Archey, Renee Watson, Rodney Saulsberry, Rosalyn M. Brock, Tamela Mann, Tom Reiss, Tory Kittles, Trae Ireland , Truth Thomas, Vanessa Bell Colloway, Phil Wilson & Vanessa Williams, and Vincent M. Ward.

Our Interview with Rosalyn M. Brock, NAACP’s Chairman of the Board

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Linda Antwi NAACP Image Awards
Linda Antwi NAACP Image Awards

 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards Winners

FILM

Motion Picture

  • “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)

Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Denzel Washington “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)

Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Viola Davis “Won’t Back Down” (20th Century Fox)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Samuel L. Jackson “Django Unchained” (Weinstein Co.)

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Kerry Washington “Django Unchained” (Weinstein Co.)

Independent Motion Picture

  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) & “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)

International Motion Picture

  • “The Intouchables” (Weinstein Co.)

Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

  • “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of” (Showtime)

Writing in a Comedy Series

  • Marc Wilmore “The Simpsons” – The Spy Who Learned Me (FOX)

Writing in a Dramatic Series

  • Cheo Hodari Coker “SouthLAnd” – God’s Work (TNT)

Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

  • Elizabeth Hunter “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)

Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Ken Whittingham “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Directing in a Dramatic Series

  • Paris Barclay “Smash” (NBC)

Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

  • Benh Zeitlin “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

TELEVISION

Comedy Series

  • “The Game” (BET)

Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Don Cheadle “House Of Lies” (Showtime)
  • Cassi Davis “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Vanessa Williams “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Drama Series

  • “Scandal” (ABC)

Actor in a Drama Series

  • LL Cool J “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)

Actress in a Drama Series

  • Kerry Washington “Scandal” (ABC)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Omar Epps “House M.D.”(FOX)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Loretta Devine “Grey’s Anatomy”(ABC)

Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or

Dramatic Special

  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)

Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Alfre Woodard “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Kristoff St. John “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Tatyana Ali “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

News/Information(Series or Special)

  • “Unsung” (TV One)

Talk Series

  • “The View” (ABC)

Reality Series

  • “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Variety Series or Special

  • “Black Girls Rock” (BET)

Children’s Program

  • “Kasha and the Zulu King” (BET)

Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

  • Loretta Devine “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior block on Disney Channel)

MUSIC

New Artist

  • Elle Varner (MBK/RCA)

Male Artist

  • Usher (RCA Records)

Female Artist

  • Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

Duo, Group or Collaboration

  • Mary Mary (Columbia)

Jazz Album

  • “The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection” The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Legacy)

Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

  • “Go Get It” Mary Mary (Columbia)

World Music Album

  • “All of Me” Estelle (Atlantic)

Music Video

  • “Girl On Fire” Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

Song

  • “I Look To You” Whitney Houston and R. Kelly (RCA Records)

Album

  • “I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston” Whitney Houston (RCA Records)

LITERATURE

Literary Work – Fiction

  • “The Reverend’s Wife” Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central Publishing)

Literary Work – Non-Fiction

  • “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court ” Jeffrey Toobin (Doubleday)

Literary Work – Debut Author

  • “Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words” Darryl L. Lacy (Darryl L. Lacy (iUniverse)

Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography

  • “Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change” John Lewis (Hyperion)

Literary Work – Instructional

  • “Health First: The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide” Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Hilary Beard (SmileyBooks)

Literary Work – Poetry

  • “Speak Water” Truth Thomas (Cherry Castle Publishing)

Literary Work – Children

  • “What Color is My World?” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (Author), A.G. Ford (Illustrator) (Candlewick Press)

Literary Work – Youth/Teens

  • “Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders” Gregory Reed (Amber Books)

About the NAACP
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP Image Awards, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net.

Event sponsors include:  FedEx, UAW/Chrysler, AT&T, Hyundai Motors, Wells Fargo, General Motors, Walmart, Bank of America, Walgreens, Gilead Sciences, AARP, Ford Motor, Anheuser Busch, Pepsico.

The NAACP Image Awards are being produced by Reginald Hudlin and Brad Lachman. Bill Bracken will serve as Supervising Producer and Byron Phillips as producer. The production team also includes Tony McCuin as director and Melanie Massie as the talent executive.

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