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Friday, February 15, 2008

A diverse group of stars came out to the 29th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium last night. The show, which aired on Fox, honored Ruby Dee, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder.

Shocker of the night...

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Now me and JJ are cool but clearly Tyler Perry donated a nice sizable check to the NAACP, because he cleaned house with Image Awards. Seriously? Seriously. I had the same look on my face Janet...

The Great Debaters also swept the awards with Denzel Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett, and Denzel Washington all winning as well as the film taking home the award for best motion picture.

Continue reading for more red carpet looks and the full list of winners.

A list of winners of the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards:


Motion picture: "The Great Debaters."

Actor in a motion picture: Denzel Washington, "The Great Debaters."

Actress in a motion picture: Jurnee Smollett, "The Great Debaters."

Supporting actor in a motion picture: Denzel Whitaker, "The Great Debaters."

Supporting actress in a motion picture: Janet Jackson, "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?"

Directing in a motion picture: Kasi Lemmons, "Talk To Me."

Writing in a motion picture: Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa, "Talk To Me."

Independent or foreign film: "Honeydripper."

Documentary: "Darfur Now."


Comedy series: "Tyler Perry's House of Payne."

Actor in a comedy series: LaVan Davis, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne."

Actress in a comedy series: America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty."

Supporting actor in a comedy series: Lance Gross, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne."

Supporting actress in a comedy series: Vanessa L. Williams, "Ugly Betty."

Directing in a comedy series: Ken Whittingham, "The Office: Phyllis's Wedding."

Writing in a comedy series: Ali LeRoi, "Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Guidance Counselor"

Drama series: "Grey's Anatomy."

Actor in a drama series: Hill Harper, "CSI: NY."

Actress in a drama series: Regina Taylor, "The Unit."

Supporting actor in a drama series: Omar Epps, "House."

Supporting actress in a drama series: Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy."

Directing in a dramatic series: Seith Mann, "Friday Night Lights: Are You Ready For Friday Night?"

Writing in a dramatic series: Shonda Rhimes and Krista Vernoff, "Grey's Anatomy: A Change is Gonna Come."

TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: "Life Support."

Actor in a TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Wendell Pierce, "Life Support."

Actress in a TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Queen Latifah, "Life Support."

Actor in a daytime drama series: Kristoff St. John, "The Young And The Restless."

Actress in a daytime drama series: Christel Khalil, "The Young And The Restless."

News/information, series or special: "In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview."

Talk series: "Tavis Smiley 'Crisis in Darfur'"

Reality series: "Run's House 4."

Variety series or special: "Celebration of Gospel '07"

Children's program: "That's So Raven."

Performance in a youth/children's program, series or special: Raven-Symoné, "That's So Raven."


Album: Alicia Keys, "As I Am."

Song: "Like You'll Never See Me Again," Alicia Keys.

Male artist: Chris Brown.

Female artist: Alicia Keys.

Duo or group: Eddie and Gerald Levert.

New artist: Jordin Sparks.

Jazz artist: Herbie Hancock.

Gospel artist: Kirk Franklin.

World music album: Angelique Kidjo, "Djin Djin."

Music video: "Like You'll Never See Me Again," Alicia Keys.


Fiction: "Blonde Faith," Walter Mosley.

Nonfiction: "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond," Don Cheadle, John Prendergast.

Debut author, "The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir," Victoria Rowell.

Biography/autobiography: "Obama: From Promise to Power," David Mendell.

Instructional: "The Covenant in Action," Tavis Smiley.

Poetry: "Acolytes: Poems," Nikki Giovanni.

Children: "Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson," Sue Stauffacher, author; Greg Couch, illustrator.

Youth/teens: "More Than Entertainers: An Inspirational Black Career Guide," Charles B. Schooler, author; Gary Young, illustrator.