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2021 NAACP Image Awards: Full Winners List

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The 52nd NAACP Image Awards ceremony aired on Saturday and the winners have been announced! Regé-Jean Page (Bridgeton) picked up his first NAACP Image award for Outstanding Actor. Viola Davis took home two trophies, for Outstanding Actress in both a Drama Series and a Motion Picture, for How to Get Away With Murder and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Her late Ma Rainey costar Chadwick Boseman also won in two categories – Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Da 5 Bloods posthumously.

Other winners included Bad Boys For Life for Outstanding Motion Picture, Issa Rae for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (for Insecure), and D-Nice, who won Entertainer of the Year. Acting legend Eddie Murphy was honored with the Hall of Fame Award.

See the full list of winners below.

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Motion Picture:

  • “Bad Boys For Life” (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment)
  • “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
  • “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (Netflix)
  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)
  • “One Night In Miami” (Amazon Studios)

Actor in a Motion Picture:

  • Anthony Mackie – “The Banker” (Apple)
  • Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)
  • Delroy Lindo – “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
  • Forest Whitaker – “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (Netflix)
  • Will Smith – “Bad Boys For Life” (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Actress in a Motion Picture:

  • Issa Rae – “The Photograph” (Universal Pictures)
  • Janelle Monáe – “Antebellum” (Lionsgate)
  • Madalen Mills – “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (Netflix)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – “The High Note” (Focus Features)
  • Viola Davis – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

  • Aldis Hodge – “One Night In Miami” (Amazon Studios)
  • Chadwick Boseman – “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
  • Clarke Peters – “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
  • Colman Domingo – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)
  • Glynn Turman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

  • Anika Noni Rose – “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (Netflix)
  • Gabourey Sidibe – “Antebellum” (Lionsgate)
  • Nia Long – “The Banker” (Apple)
  • Phylicia Rashad – “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (Netflix)
  • Taylour Paige – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)

Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture:

  • “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
  • “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (Netflix)
  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)
  • “Soul” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • “The Banker” (Apple)

Animated Motion Picture:

  • “Onward” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • “Over the Moon” (Netflix)
  • “Scoob!” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • “Soul” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • “Trolls World Tour” (Universal Pictures)

TELEVISION

Comedy Series:

  • “#blackAF” (Netflix)
  • “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • “Grown-ish” (Freeform)
  • “Insecure” (HBO)
  • “The Last O.G.” (TBS)

Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • Cedric the Entertainer – “The Neighborhood” (CBS)
  • Don Cheadle – “Black Monday” (Showtime)
  • Idris Elba – “In the Long Run” (Starz)
  • Tracy Morgan – “The Last O.G.” (TBS)

Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO)
  • Folake Olowofoyeku – “Bob Hearts Abishola” (CBS)
  • Regina Hall – “Black Monday” (Showtime)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • Yara Shahidi – “Grown-ish” (Freeform)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)
  • Deon Cole – “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • Jay Ellis – “Insecure” (HBO)
  • Kenan Thompson – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Laurence Fishburne – “Black-ish” (ABC)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Jenifer Lewis – “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • Marsai Martin – “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • Natasha Rothwell – “Insecure” (HBO)
  • Tichina Arnold – “The Neighborhood” (CBS)
  • Yvonne Orji – “Insecure” (HBO)

Drama Series:

  • “All Rise” (CBS)
  • “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
  • “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
  • “Power Book II: Ghost” (Starz)
  • “This Is Us” (NBC)

Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Jonathan Majors – “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
  • Keith David – “Greenleaf” (OWN)
  • Nicco Annan – “P-Valley” (Starz)
  • Regé-Jean Page – “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
  • Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)

Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Angela Bassett – “9-1-1″ (FOX)
  • Brandee Evans – “P-Valley” (Starz)
  • Jurnee Smollett – “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
  • Simone Missick – “All Rise” (CBS)
  • Viola Davis – “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Clifford “Method Man” Smith – “Power Book II: Ghost” (Starz)
  • Delroy Lindo – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access)
  • J. Alphonse Nicholson – “P-Valley” (Starz)
  • Jeffrey Wright – “Westworld” (HBO)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams – “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Adjoa Andoh – “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
  • Aunjanue Ellis – “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
  • Lynn Whitfield – “Greenleaf” (OWN)
  • Mary J. Blige – “Power Book II: Ghost” (Starz)
  • Susan Kelechi Watson – “This Is Us” (NBC)

TV Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special:

  • “Hamilton” (Disney+)
  • “Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)
  • “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” (Netflix)
  • “Sylvie’s Love” (Amazon Studios)
  • “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel” (Lifetime)

Actor in a TV Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special:

  • Blair Underwood – “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” (Netflix)
  • Chris Rock – “Fargo” (FX)
  • Daveed Diggs – “Hamilton” (Disney+)
  • Leslie Odom Jr. – “Hamilton” (Disney+)
  • Nnamdi Asomugha – “Sylvie’s Love” (Amazon Studios)

Actress in a TV Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special:

  • Aunjanue Ellis – “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel” (Lifetime)
  • Kerry Washington – “Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)
  • Michaela Coel – “I May Destroy You” (HBO)
  • Octavia Spencer – “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” (Netflix)
  • Tessa Thompson – “Sylvie’s Love” (Amazon Studios)

President Award:

Lebron James

Hall of Fame Award:

Eddie Murphy

Chairman’s Award

Rev. James Lawson

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Lupita Nyong’o Wore a Cowrie Shells Headpiece To The Berlinale International Jury Photocall. Here is Why This is Significant.

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Lupita Nyong'o at Berlinale

During the international jury photocall on Thursday, Lupita Nyong’o was photographed wearing a grey Boss suit and a gorgeous  Lafalaise Dion cowrie shell headpiece. This was an important fashion statement. Here is why.

The Oscar-winning actress was invited to serve as this year’s head of the Berlin International Film Festival jury. She became the first Black jury president to oversee the annual film showcase event in its 74-year history. Also known as the Berlinale, the festival is one of the five largest in the world, along with the Toronto, Cannes, Venice, and Sundance film festivals.

The ‘Black Panther’ star expressed her excitement to take on the role in an Instagram post, “Let the festivities begin!” she wrote, “I’m so honored to be this year’s @berlinale Jury President and look forward to celebrating one of the things I love most: cinema!”

As the jury president, Nyong’o is expected to lead the jury in selecting the films to award in the two main categories – Golden and Silver Bears.

Film festivals continue to face criticism for lacking diversity on their juries. The Berlinale directors are moving in the right direction by bringing someone like Nyong’o on board, who is a true champion for diversity and inclusion.

Lupita Nyong'o at Berlinale Jury photocall

Nyong’o opted for a minimalist and simple Boss suit for last week’s jury photocall. She completed the look with a beautiful cowrie shell headpiece created by Côte d’Ivoire designer Dion Dewand Marcia Lafalaise, the self-crowned ‘Queen of Cowries.’ These particular shells represent wealth, prosperity, and fertility. By wearing the unique piece, the Kenyan-born and Mexican-raised star paid homage to her African roots on one of the biggest stages in the world.

Dion, who crafted the headpiece, also expressed gratitude, as her creation is now officially a part of Berlin Film Festival history. She wrote in an Instagram post

“…At this pivotal occasion, Queen Lupita Nyong’o proudly embraces her heritage, gracing the world once again with the iconic crown crafted by Lafalaise Dion.
Her journey to this moment serves as a beacon of inspiration, resonating deeply within our hearts and souls. We are humbled and honored to stand alongside her as she etches her name in the annals of cinematic history
.”

The festival is scheduled to run until February 25, when the jury announces the winning films in the major categories.

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Usher Marries Jennifer Goicoechea in a Post-Super Bowl Surprise Wedding (photos)

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Usher Marries Jennifer Goicoechea

On February 11, 2024, the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show captivated the world, featuring a stunning performance by R&B legend Usher. Little did fans know that the excitement didn’t end there. In a romantic twist, the 45-year-old married his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea, in a secret ceremony that same weekend.

Usher Marries Jennifer Goicoechea

Born as Usher Raymond IV, the singer has been a prominent figure in the music industry for over three decades. Known for his smooth vocals and captivating stage presence, he has earned numerous accolades, including eight Grammy Awards. Goicoechea, a music executive, has constantly supported Usher throughout their relationship. The couple first met in 2019 and have been together since, raising two young children (Usher also has two older sons from a previous marriage).

The wedding took place in Las Vegas, just hours after Usher’s electrifying halftime show performance.

Close friends and family attended the wedding, including Usher’s mother, Jonetta Patton, who served as a witness. Jennifer wore an elegant white gown, while Usher donned a stylish black suit. The couple exchanged heartfelt vows, and the ceremony concluded with an exchange of rings.

In a statement to People magazine, which released the exclusive images from the ceremony, a representative for the couple confirmed the news, saying, “Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea took the next step in their relationship and did get married on Sunday night in Las Vegas surrounded by close friends and family. They both look forward to continuing to raise their children together surrounded by love and thank everyone for the well wishes.”

The wedding has been met with an outpouring of support and congratulations from fans and celebrities alike. Many fans praised the couple for their love and commitment, while others felt heartbroken by the news.

In a true performer fashion, Usher wrapped this year’s Super Bowl weekend with a bang! Not just because his historic halftime show drew a record-breaking 123.4 million viewers, but also because he made it about family and love.

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First Look at the Magical World of ‘Wicked’ Starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo (Trailer)

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The new trailer for the upcoming movie musical ‘Wicked’ has finally dropped, leaving fans buzzing with excitement. The film, which stars Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, is set to be released in two parts.

The trailer opens with a stunning shot of the Emerald City, the iconic location from the original ‘Wizard of Oz’ story. We then see a young Elphaba arriving at Shiz University, where she meets Glinda for the first time. The two characters couldn’t be more different – Elphaba is a shy, green-skinned girl whom her peers often ostracize, while Glinda is a bubbly, popular blonde who seems to have everything she could ever want.

As the trailer progresses, we see glimpses of the musical numbers that have made ‘Wicked’ such a beloved show on Broadway. The production design features vibrant colors and intricate costumes that bring the world of Oz to life.

The pairing of Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, both vocal powerhouses, is beautiful and will yield beautiful musical numbers. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Erivo mentioned that she and Grande were surprised at how well their voices complemented each other.

The trailer also gives us a glimpse of the other characters in the film, including Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, and Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard of Oz.

‘Wicked’ part one is set to premiere later this year, with the second installment scheduled for November 2025.

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