House of Payne wins NAACP awards

Cable comedy series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne has won four awards at the 41st Awards by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the US.

The show revolving around a multi-generational family in Atlanta won comedy series, actress in a comedy series, supporting actor in a comedy series and supporting actress in a comedy series for Keshia Knight Pulliam.

The top drama series went to Lincoln Heights. Hill Harper won lead actor in a drama series for CSI: New York, and Jada Pinkett Smith earned lead actress honours for Hawthorne.

The Image Awards, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, honours individuals as well as projects that promote diversity in the arts, including literature, cinema, music and television.

Comedy Series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Actor in a comedy series: Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, “Brothers”
Actress in a comedy series: Cassi Davis, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Supporting actor in a comedy series: Lance Gross, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Supporting actress in a comedy series: Keshia Knight Pulliam, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Drama series: “Lincoln Heights”
Actor in a drama series: Hill Harper, “CSI: NY”
Actress in a drama series: Jada Pinkett Smith, “Hawthorne”
Supporting actor in a drama series: Delroy Lindo, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Supporting actress in a drama series: S. Epatha Merkerson, “Law & Order”
Television movie, miniseries or dramatic special: “Gifted Hands”
Actor in a television movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Cuba Gooding Jr., “Gifted Hands”
Actress in a television movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Kimberly Elise, “Gifted Hands”
Actor in a daytime drama series: Cornelius Smith, Jr., “All My Children”
Actress in a daytime drama series: Debbi Morgan, “All My Children”
News/information (series or special): “The Inauguration of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States”
Talk series: “The Mo’Nique Show”
Reality series: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
Variety series or special: “The Michael Jackson Memorial: Celebrating the Life of Michael Jackson”
Children’s program: “Dora the Explorer”
Performance in a youth/children’s program: Keke Palmer, “True Jackson, VP”

Source: LA Times

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