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Tyler Perry tops Image Awards

Filmmaker earns honors for 'House of Payne,' 'Colored Girls'

Tyler Perry took home top honors Friday at the 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards, earning kudos in the comedy series and motion picture categories for “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “For Colored Girls.”

Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady hosted the ceremony, which also honored Perry with the kudo for directing for “Colored Girls.”

“Grey’s Anatomy” earned the win for outstanding drama series while thesps David Mann and Vanessa Williams won kudos for acting in a comedy series. LL Cool J and Regina King won for their acting in a drama series.

In the film category, Halle Berry and Denzel Washington earned lead acting honors.

“As if it couldn’t be more amazing to be handed an Image Award, but to be given it by Prince!” Berry said of the surprise presenter.

“Colored Girls” had topped the motion picture noms with seven nods from the org, of which it took home three. Kimberly Elise beat out three other “Colored Girls” thesps, as well as Jill Scott in “Married Too,” to win for supporting actress.

Lionsgate/34th Street Films, which led the studio pack in nominations, won three of its seven noms.

ABC took home the most awards of any of the networks, nabbing seven trophies for series including “Modern Family” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The NAACP Image Awards honor accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Kudocast was broadcast Friday on Fox.

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

Actor in a Comedy Series
David Mann – Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)

Actress in a Comedy Series
Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ice Cube – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
ofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Drama Series
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Actor in a Drama Series
LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)

Actress in a Drama Series
Regina King – “Southland” (TNT)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard – “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (NBC)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order” (NBC)

Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Sins of the Mother” (Lifetime Movie Network)

Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)

Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Jill Scott – “Sins of the Mother” (Lifetime Movie Network)

Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Darnell Williams – “All My Children” (ABC)

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
“Sunday Best” (BET Network)

Variety Series or Special
“UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Lionel Ritchie” (Syndicated)

Children’s Program
True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)

Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program Series or Special
Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)

New Artist
Willow (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)

Male Artist
Usher (Laface/Jive Records)

Female Artist
Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records/Matriarch)

Duo or Group or Collaboration
John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

Jazz Album
“From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf – Live in Marciac” – The Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Galliano (The Orchard)

Gospel Album – Traditional or Contemporary
“You Are Not Alone” – Mavis Staples (ANTI Records)

World Music Album
“VOCAbuLarieS” – Bobby McFerrin (Universal Music Group/Decca/Emarcy)

Music Video
“Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys (J Records)

Song
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia (J Records)

Album
“Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

Literary Work – Fiction
“Getting to Happy” – Terry McMillan (Penguin Group)

Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” – Michelle Alexander (The New Press)

Literary Work – Debut Author
“The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” – Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)

Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography
“You Don’t Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles” – Ray Charles Robinson, Jr. (Crown)

Literary Work – Instructional
“A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life” – Antwone Fisher (Touchstone, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Literary Work – Poetry
“100 Best African-American Poems” – Nikki Giovanni (Sourcebooks MediaFusion)

Literary Work – Children
“My Brother Charlie” Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Authors), Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) (Scholastic Press)

Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“Condoleezza Rice A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me” Condoleezza Rice (Random House Children’s Books)

Motion Picture
For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Actress in a Motion Picture
Halle Berry – “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Samuel L. Jackson – “Mother and Child” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Kimberly Elise “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

Independent Motion Picture
“Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)

Foreign Motion Picture
“Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)

Documentary (Theatrical or Television)
“For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots” (PBS)

Writing in a Comedy Series
Aaron McGruder – “The Boondocks” – The Fund-Raiser (Cartoon Network)

Writing in a Dramatic Series
Shonda Rhimes – “Private Practice” – Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King? (ABC)

Writing in a Motion Picture
(Theatrical or Television) Michael Elliot – “Just Wright (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Directing in a Comedy Series
Kevin Rodney Sullivan – “Modern Family” – Game Changer (ABC)

Directing in a Dramatic Series
Millicent Shelton – “Men of A Certain Age”– Go with the Flow (TNT)

Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Tyler Perry – “For Colored Girls”(Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

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