Omar Epps (“House”) and Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy”). In television comedy, the winners were “The Game” for series and Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”), Cassi Davis and Lance Gross (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”) and Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives”) for acting. Showtime’s “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of” was named top documentary. Top reality series was OWN’s “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” TV writing awards went to Marc Wilmore (“The Simpsons”) and Cheo Hodari Coker (“Southland”) in comedy and drama, and to Elizabeth Hunter (“Abducted: The Carlina White Story”) in movies. TV directing honors went to Ken Whittingham (“Parks and Recreation”) and Paris Barclay (“Smash”). In music, winners included Usher and Alicia Keys for male and female artist of the year and “I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston” for album of the year. Top literary works were “The Reverend’s Wife” by Kimberla Lawson Roby in fiction and “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court ” by Jeffrey Toobin in nonfiction.
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