SZA, Bruno Mars Among Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards

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SZA attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. 

Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, as announced a pre-telecast gala dinner Sunday (Jan. 14) in Pasadena, California:


Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Idris Elba, THOR: Ragnarok

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

Independent Motion Picture: Detroit

Documentary: STEP

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


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jay Ellis, Insecure

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, black-ish

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, Scandal

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Naturi Naughton, Power

Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special: The New Edition Story

Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba, Guerrilla

Actress in a Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special: Queen Latifah, Flint

Directing in a Comedy Series: Anton Cropper, black-ish

Directing in a Dramatic Series: Carl Franklin, 13 Reasons Why

Directing in a Television Movie or Special: Allen Hughes, The Defiant Ones

News/information Series or Special: Unsung

Documentary: “The 44th President: In His Own Words

Talk Series: The Real

Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: The Manns

Variety or Game Show Series or Special: Lip Sync Battle

Children’s Program: Doc McStuffins

Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series): Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things

Host in a Talk or News/Information Series or Special: Roland Martin, News One Now

Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety Series or Special: LL Cool J, Lip Sync Battle (Spike)

Character Voice-Over Performance: Tiffany Haddish, Legends of Chamberlain Heights

Writing in a Comedy Series: Janine Barrois, Claws

Writing in a Dramatic Series: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Shots Fired

Writing in a Television Movie or Special: Abdul Williams, The New Edition Story


Fiction: The Annotated African American Folktales, Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor),Maria Tatar (Editor), (Liveright Publishing Corporation)

Non-Fiction: Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies, Dick Gregory

Debut Author: No One Is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts

Biography or Autobiography: Becoming Ms. Burton, From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn

Instructional: The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting our Sacred Dreams, Dr. Tererai Trent

Poetry: Incendiary Art: Poems, Patricia Smith

Children: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison

Youth and Teens: Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, Rita Williams-Garcia, author and Frank Morrison illustrator