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Complete list – Update – Deadline

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards kicked off today with the virtual announcement of their first batch of winners. The awards ceremony will conclude on March 27 with a live simulcast on the ViacomCBS networks, which will include BET, CBS, MTV, VH1, MTV2, BET HER and LOGO. Each day in between, the Image Awards will unveil the winners of the non-televised award categories.

The first round of awards revealed Tuesday night included numerous literary awards, including Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” for Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction. When it comes to trophies for television and feature documentaries, Dawn Porter John Lewis: Good problem won cinema side for the exceptional documentary. Critically acclaimed Michael Jordan documentaries The last dance won the Image Award for Outstanding Documentary (TV Series or Special) while Melissa Haizlip Mr. SOUL! was awarded for outstanding writing in a documentary (television or film) for her dive into the first all-black variety show to air nationally on public television. In addition, Keith McQuirter’s By Any Means Necessary: ​​The Age of the Harlem Godfather won the exceptional production of a documentary (television or cinema)

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The Image Awards also presented Madison Potts with special awards for Youth Activist of the Year and the Reverend Dr Wendell Anthony was honored with Activist of the Year.

The NAACP Image Awards recognize the accomplishments of people of color in television, music, literature, and film, and also recognize individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavor.

Read the NAACP Image Awards First Night Winners below and check back as we update the list of winners through March 27.

March 22 winners

Outstanding literary work – Fiction
“The Clumsy Black Man” – Walter Mosley

Outstanding literary work – Documentaries
“A Promised Land” – Barack Obama

Outstanding literary work – First author
“We’re better than that” – Elijah Cummings

Outstanding literary work – Biography / Autobiography
“The Dead Rise” – Les Payne, Tamara Payne

Exceptional literary work – educational
“The Plant Kingdom” – Bryant Terry

Exceptional literary work – Poetry
“The Age of Phillis” – Honorée Jeffers

Outstanding literary work – Children
“She Was the First !: The Pioneer Life of Shirley Chisholm” – Katheryn Russell-Brown, Eric Velasquez

Outstanding literary work – Young people / adolescents
“Before Ever After” – Jacqueline Woodson

Exceptional production in a documentary (television or cinema)
Keith McQuirter – “By Any Means Necessary: ​​The Age of the Harlem Godfather”

Exceptional writing in a documentary (television or cinema)
Melissa Haizlip – “Mr. SOUL!”

Exceptional documentary (film)
“John Lewis: Good Trouble”

Exceptional documentary (television series or special)
“The last dance”

Special Award – Young Activist of the Year
Madison Potts

Special Award – Activist of the Year
Reverend Dr Wendell Anthony

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