On Saturday night, Chadwick Boseman won his third posthumous NAACP Image Award last night, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, adding to his wins earlier in the week for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Da 5 Bloods) and as a part of the ensemble of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Viola Davis was a double winner, for her lead work in both film and television for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and How to Get Away with Murder. Issa Rae won Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Insecure, which won Outstanding Comedy Series earlier in the week. Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Page was named Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.
Rapper, producer and media mogul D-Nice was named Entertainer of the Year and Bad Boys For Life, the highest grossing film of 220, won Outstanding Motion Picture over more serious and formidable competition like Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Da 5 Bloods and One Night in Miami.
Anthony Anderson, who won Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for black-ish the night before, returned as host of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards for the eighth year in a row.
Entertainer of the Year
Outstanding Motion Picture
Bad Boys For Life (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
Social Justice Impact
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton (Netflix)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Hall of Fame Award
Rev. James Lawson