The NAACP champion the advancement of coloured people in America and around the world. Their annual Image Awards, therefore, have a natural skew in favour of films made by and starring people of colour.
Therefore, it could be the last time Moonlight dominates an awards show before the Oscars, collecting three including Best Director. Though top honors were reserved for Hidden Figures, which won the award for outstanding motion picture.
All motion picture nominees are listed below. For the full list of nominees including television please click here.
2017 NAACP Image Awards: The Winners
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington, Fences
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis, Fences
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Idris Elba, The Jungle Book
Outstanding Documentary (Film)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight