Image AwardsJamie Foxx was named entertainer of the year tonight at the NAACP’s Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. Denzel Washington was named best actor and Viola Davis best actress in a motion picture for their respective roles in Flight and Won’t Back Down. Best picture prize went to Red Tails. Don Cheadle was voted best actor in a comedy series for House Of Lies and LL Cool J took the Image Awardsbest actor in a drama award for NCIS: Los Angeles. Kerry Washington was named best actress in a drama series for Scandal as well as best supporting actress in a movie for Django Unchained. Washington also received the previously announced President’s Award presented by Diahann Carroll. The award for best actress in a comedy series went to Cassi Davis of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, which earned the corresponding supporting actor nod for Lance Goss. The awards for best supporting actor and actress in a drama series went to Omar Epps for House M.D. and to Loretta Devine for Grey’s Anatomy. Scandal and The Game took nods, respectively, for best drama and comedy series. Alfre Woodard was chosen best actress in a movie or miniseries for her role as Ouiser in Lifetime’s version of Steel Magnolias.

In addition to the President’s Award to Kerry Washington, honorary awards went to Vice Admiral Michelle Howard and to Harry Belafonte.

Steve Harvey hosted the show produced by Reginald Hudlin and Brad Lachman.

A complete list of winners follows:

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MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture
“Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis – “Won’t Back Down” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Samuel L. Jackson – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding International Motion Picture
“The Intouchables” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Documentary - (Theatrical or Television)
“On the Shoulders of Giants – The Story of the Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of” (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies” (Showtime)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

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

Outstanding Drama Series
“Scandal” (ABC)

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

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Marc Wilmore – “The Simpsons” – The Spy Who Learned Me (FOX)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Cheo Hodari Coker – “SouthLAnd” – God’s Work (TNT)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)
Elizabeth Hunter – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Paris Barclay – “Smash” (NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Cuba Gooding, Jr. – “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

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
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
“Black Girls Rock” (BET)

Outstanding Children’s Program
“Kasha and the Zulu King” (BET)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program - (Series or Special)
Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior block on Disney Channel)