Tyler Perry won bigtime in the movie and TV categories, while Prince was a surprise guest to give Halle Berry the Best Actress award for Frankie & Alice as the 42nd NAACP Image Awards were announced tonight during the live broadcast from LA’s Shrine Auditorium on Fox. The special was hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady while performers and Presenters included Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Affion Crockett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington and Vanessa Williams, Angela Bassett, NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock, actress Loretta Devine, singer Jason Derülo, actress/singer Kat Graham, actor Dulé Hill, actor Anthony Mackie, Judge Greg Mathis, actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry, actress Sandra Oh, comedian Russell Peters and actress Anika Noni Rose. The special celebrated the accomplishments of people of color working in the fields of literature, music, television and film. Special honors included the Chairman’s Award recipient Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin and President’s Award recipient General Colin L. Powell.

Winners

Outstanding Motion Picture
For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

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Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Halle Berry – “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Samuel L. Jackson – “Mother and Child” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Kimberly Elise – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)
“For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots” (PBS)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Aaron McGruder – “The Boondocks” – The Fund-Raiser (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Shonda Rhimes – “Private Practice” – Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King? (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Michael Elliot – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Kevin Rodney Sullivan – “Modern Family” – Game Changer (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Millicent Shelton – “Men of A Certain Age” – Go with the Flow (TNT)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Tyler Perry – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
David Mann – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ice Cube – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Regina King – “Southland” (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard – “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order” (NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Sins of the Mother” (Lifetime Movie Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Jill Scott – “Sins of the Mother” (Lifetime Movie Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Darnell Williams – “All My Children” (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding News/Information Series or Special
“Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series
“The View” (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Series
“Sunday Best” (BET Network)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
“UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Lionel Ritchie” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Children’s Program
“True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program Series or Special
Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding New Artist
Willow (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist
Usher (Laface/Jive Records)

Outstanding Female Artist
Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records/Matriarch)

Outstanding Duo or Group or Collaboration
John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album
“From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf – Live in Marciac” – The Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Galliano (The Orchard)

Outstanding Gospel Album – Traditional or Contemporary
“You Are Not Alone” – Mavis Staples (ANTI Records)

Outstanding World Music Album
“VOCAbuLarieS” – Bobby McFerrin (Universal Music Group/Decca/Emarcy)

Outstanding Music Video
“Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys (J Records)

Outstanding Song
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia (J Records)

Outstanding Album
“Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
“Getting to Happy” – Terry McMillan (Penguin Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” – Michelle Alexander (The New Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
“The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” – Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography
“You Don’t Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles” – Ray Charles Robinson, Jr. (Crown)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life” – Antwone Fisher (Touchstone, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
“100 Best African-American Poems” – Nikki Giovanni (Sourcebooks MediaFusion)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
“My Brother Charlie” – Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Authors), Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) (Scholastic Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“Condoleezza Rice A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me” – Condoleezza Rice (Random House Children’s Books)