Sunday, February 19, 2012

"The Help" Wins Big at 43rd NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image Award an award bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The award honors outstanding achievements by people of color in film, television, music, and literature. The awards are voted on by members of the NAACP.

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards winners were announced in a ceremony, February 17, 2012 and broadcast live on NBC.  I was caught up in two basketball games broadcast on ESPN Friday night, so I had to get help from the Associated Press via the Miami Herald to get this information to you, dear readers.

2012 NAACP Image Awards winners - Motion Pictures:

Motion Picture: "The Help"

Motion Picture directing: Salim Akil, "Jumping the Broom"

Motion picture writing: Ann Peacock, "The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)

Actor in a motion picture: Laz Alonso, "Jumping the Broom"

Actress in a motion picture: Viola Davis, "The Help"

Supporting actor in a motion picture: Mike Epps, "Jumping the Broom"

Supporting actress in a motion picture: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"

Independent motion picture: "Pariah" (Focus Features)

Foreign motion picture: "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (FilmDistrict)

Documentary, theatrical or television: "Sing Your Song" (HBO Documentary Films)

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