Queen Latifah and Regina King are among the early winners at the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
Last night it was announced that Queen Latifah won Outstanding Actress in a TV movie for her performance in HBO’s Bessie. Regina also walked away with the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the first two seasons of ABC’s “American Crime.”
NBC’s “The Wiz Live” and ABC’s “black-ish” are also leading with two prizes already, according to TV Line.
Jussie Smollett and Bree Newsome are winners for this year’s Chairman’s Awards for being “agents of change” through using their media platforms.
The early announcements were made at the Pasadena Conference Center over an untelevised dinner hosted by Actor Affion Crockett and Reporter Nischelle Turner.
There was also a tribute for the late Julian Bond, a former NAACP chairman. Bond died last year at the age of 75.
The rest of the award announcements will be made tonight at the live show being hosted by Anthony Anderson on TV One at 9 pm EST. Entertainment Tonight Host Terrence Jenkins and Tracey Edmonds, the CEO of Edmonds Entertainment group, will be hosting the red carpet.
Here is a list of the winners that were announced at Thursday night’s Image Awards dinner below:
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Mike Epps, Survivor’s Remorse
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin, black-ish
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Joe Morton, Scandal
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Regina King, American Crime
Outstanding TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
The Wiz Live!, NBC
Outstanding Actor in a TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live!
Outstanding Actress in a TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
Unsung, TV One
Outstanding Talk Series
The Talk, CBS
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, OWN
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
Family Feud, Syndicated
Outstanding Children’s Program
Doc McStuffins, Disney Junior
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, TV-Movie or Miniseries)
Marcus Scribner, black-ish
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Steve Harvey, Family Feud
The NAACP Image Awards Show is back for its 47th year on Feb. 5. Will you be watching? Tune in on TV One at 8/7 C for the red carpet and 9/8 C for the ceremony!