Underdogs Make a Come-up

The NAACP Image Awards aired this past Thursday. I’m normally a huge critic of the NAACP, but I have to give credit where it is due and give a shout out to the awards show for acknowledging the people and productions in various popular media that perpetuate complex and positive images of Blacks and other POC. Some of my favorite winners were:

Nonfiction Literature: “Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond,” Don Cheadle, John Prendergast.

Song Recording: “Like You’ll Never See Me Again,” Alicia Keys

Children’s program: That’s So Raven.”

Actress in a drama series: Regina Taylor, “The Unit.”

Supporting actor in a drama series: Omar Epps, “House.”

Writing in a motion picture: Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa, “Talk To Me.”

Motion picture: The Great Debaters.”

Actor in a motion picture: Denzel Washington, “The Great Debaters.”

Actress in a motion picture: Jurnee Smollett, “The Great Debaters.”

Supporting actor in a motion picture: Denzel Whitaker, “The Great Debaters.”

Complete list of winners on Yahoo!

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~ by Anayah on February 16, 2008.

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