Image Awards holds its yearly fest

The NAACP handed out its Image Awards last night with host D.L. Hughley holding court as the show’s host.

The Image Awards this year was dominated by Alicia Keys and Denzel Washington, the latter’s directorial effort, “The Great Debaters” took the Outstanding Motion Picture prize along with best actor for Washington, actress for Jurnee Smollett and supporting actor victory for Denzel Whitaker. But the biggest monster of them all was Renaissance man Tyler Perry. Perry’s films nad television programs brought home their fair share of trophies as well. From Janet Jackson’s surprise win for Supporting Actress in “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?” to his show “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” that won best comedy honors as well as an almost sweep of the television acting categories. The 2008 NAACP Image Award winners: FILM: Outstanding Motion Picture: “The Great Debaters”
Actor: Denzel Washington, “The Great Debaters”
Actress: Jurnee Smollett, “The Great Debaters”
Supporting Actor: Denzel Whitaker, “The Great Debaters”
Supporting Actress: Janet Jackson, “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?”
Independent or Foreign Film: “Honeydripper “
Documentary (Theatrical or TV): “Darfur Now “TELEVISION: Drama Series: “Grey’s Anatomy”
Actor in a Drama: Hill Harper, “CSI: NY”
Actress in a Drama: Regina Taylor, “The Unit”
Supporting Actor: Omar Epps, “House”
Supporting Actress: Chandra Wilson, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Comedy Series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Actor in a Comedy: LaVan Davis, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Actress in a Comedy: America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty”
Supporting Actor: Lance Gross, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
Supporting Actress: Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
TV Movie, Miniseries or Special: “Life Support”
Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special: (tie) Wayne Brady, “The List” and Wendell Pierce, “Life Support”
Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special: Queen Latifah, “Life Support”
Reality Series: “Run’s House 4”
Talk Show: Tavis Smiley “Crisis in Darfur” MUSIC:

New Artist: Jordin Sparks
Male Artist: Chris Brown
Female Artist: Alicia Keys
Duo or Group: Eddie & Gerald Levert
Music Video: “Like You’ll Never See Me Again,” Alicia Keys
Song: “Like You’ll Never See Me Again,” Alicia Keys
Album: As I Am, Alicia Keys


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