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Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams Win Awards at The 42nd NAACP Image Awards

Halle Berry Photo courtesy of Rodrigo VazOn Friday, March 4, 2011 The 42nd NAACP Image Awards were presented to luminaries from all fields in a live show hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.

Outstanding Comedy Series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payneâ€

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: David Mann – “Meet the Brownsâ€

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewivesâ€

Outstanding Drama Series: “Grey’s Anatomyâ€

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angelesâ€

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King – “Southlandâ€

Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba – “Lutherâ€

Outstanding Actress in a TV MGeneral Colin and Alma Powell Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Vazovie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Jill Scott – “Sins of the Motherâ€

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Darnell Williams (“All My Children†)

Outstanding Children’s Program: “True Jackson, VPâ€

Outstanding Motion Picture: “For Colored Girlsâ€

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eliâ€

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Halle Berry – “Frankie and Aliceâ€

Outstanding New Artist: Willow Smith

Outstanding Male Artist: Usher

Outstanding Female Artist: Mary J. Blige

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction: Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction: The New Jim Crow: Mass IncarceratioVanessa Williams Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Vazn in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

The NAACP Image Awards also presented special awards to Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA – Surgeon General awarded (The Chairman’s Award) and General Colin L. Powell (The President’s Award).

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