Showing posts with label Chadwick Boseman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chadwick Boseman. Show all posts

Sunday, September 04, 2022

Chadwick Boseman Wins A Posthumous Creative Emmy Award For What If...?

"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous Creative Arts Emmy Award for his voice performance in the Disney+ series "What If...?". Chadwick Boseman's wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the honor on his behalf during Saturday's ceremony at downtown Microsoft Theater here. It marked both the actor's first win and first Emmy nomination.

Chadwick Boseman, who played Wakanda King T'Challa aka superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), won the award in the outstanding character voice-over performance category in the "What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?" episode. The character of Star-Lord/ Peter Quill is played by Chris Pratt in the MCU.

Taylor Simone Ledward called it an honor for the late actor to get his first Emmy award.

"When I learned Chad was nominated, I started thinking of everything that was going on in the world and our world and being so in awe of his commitment and dedication and what a beautiful moment that one of the last things he would work on was something so important to him and to the world but also something new," Ledward said at the ceremony. "You can't understand your purpose unless you ask what if? What if the universe is conspiring in my favor? What if it's me? Chad would be so honored and I am honored on his behalf."

Marvel Entertainment reacted to Chadwick’s win. “Thank you to the Television Academy for recognizing the outstanding work of our King, the late Chadwick Boseman. #Emmys,” their official account tweet, along with a picture of the character for which the late actor won. Chadwick beat several heavyweight performers in the category, including What If co-star Jeffrey Wright, Archer’s Jessica Walter, Moon Knight’s F Murray Abraham, Bridgerton’s Julie Andrews, Big Mouths Maya Rudolph, and Central Park’s Stanley Tucci.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Netflix Establishes $5.4 Million Chadwick A. Boseman Scholarship at Howard University

Howard University and Netflix today have announced a $5.4 million endowed scholarship to honor alumnus Chadwick A. Boseman, the esteemed actor, director, writer and producer. The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will provide incoming students in the College of Fine Arts with a four-year scholarship to cover the full cost of University tuition. 

“It is with immense pleasure and deep gratitude that we announce the creation of an endowed scholarship in honor of alumnus Chadwick Boseman, whose life and contributions to the arts continue to inspire,” said Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University. “This scholarship embodies Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling, and his willingness to support future generations of Howard students. I am thankful for the continuous support and partnership of Chadwick’s wife, Mrs. Simone Ledward-Boseman, and to Netflix for this important gift.”

The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship was established with the support of Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward-Boseman, and sponsorship from Netflix, the inaugural donor. The first four scholarships will be awarded to one recipient in each class, beginning this Fall 2021, and will continue to be distributed to an incoming freshman each year on an annual basis. The scholarship will focus on students who exemplify exceptional skills in the arts, reminiscent of Boseman, and who demonstrate financial need.

“Many exemplary artists are not afforded the opportunity to pursue higher learning. We hope to support as many students as possible by removing the financial barrier to education. This endowment represents Chad’s devotion to the craft, his compassion for others and his desire to support future storytellers,” said Ledward-Boseman. “My deepest thanks to Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber and our family at Netflix for their generous investment into the education of all present and future Boseman Scholars, and to President Wayne Frederick, Dean Phylicia Rashad and Mr. David Bennett for their partnership and continued commitment to Chad’s legacy at Howard. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and amazed at the love and dedication shown by so many continuing to honor my husband’s work. I know he’d be proud.”

“It is with enormous pride that we announce our endowment of the Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship. While he was taken from us too soon, his spirit is with us always in his work and the good that he has inspired. He always spoke of his time at Howard and the positive way it shaped his life and career. Now, we will have the opportunity to give many future superheroes a chance to experience the same” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer. “We are grateful to Simone and Chadwick’s whole family and our partners at Howard University for making this possible.”

In continuing the actor’s legacy, preference for the scholarship will be given to students in the dramatic arts who exemplify Boseman’s values. Students who receive the Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will have demonstrated: 

  • A drive for excellence. Students who are continuously working toward improvement and putting in time above and beyond the basic requirements. This includes engagement in academic departments, campus or community organizations. 
  • Leadership. Students who have the personal fortitude to do what is right, even when this means they are in the minority. They exhibit honesty and are trustworthy, caring and ethical. They keep their word and honor their commitments, while accepting consequences and admitting their mistakes.  
  • Respect. Students who treat others fairly. They listen to and accept input from others. They maintain self-control and exhibit consideration for the things and people that they encounter.  
  • Empathy. Students who show kindness and understanding toward all those they encounter and actively listen in an effort to understand the unique experiences of others. They advocate for their community by identifying needs and working to meet them.  
  • Passion. Students who show an ardent desire to absorb all aspects of the art of storytelling. They understand the deeply rooted, critical importance of storytellers as cultural historians and aspire to inform, uplift and strengthen their community through their work. 

The inaugural class of awardees are as follows: Sarah Long, a freshman in musical theatre; Shawn Smith, a sophomore studying acting; Janee’ Ferguson, a junior in theatre arts administration; and senior Deirdre Dunkin who studies dance.

For more information about the Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship, contact finearts@howard.edu.  

Monday, September 06, 2021

Howard University Installs Chadwick Boseman's Name on College of Fine Arts Building

Howard University has renamed its College of Fine Arts after late actor Chadwick Boseman, who died last year at age 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer.

The historically Black university shared a time-lapse video showing the installation of the new letters on the school’s building, which is now the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Howard University Names College of Fine Arts After Alumnus Chadwick A. Boseman


Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick is pleased to announce that the newly reestablished College of Fine Arts will be named in honor of alumnus Chadwick Boseman, whose remarkable career as an actor, director, writer, and producer inspired millions around the world. The news comes just weeks after the announcement of alumna and actress Phylicia Rashad as dean of the college. During his tenure at Howard,Boseman led a student protest against the absorption of the College of Fine Arts into the College of Arts & Sciences. Long after graduating, he, along with other alumni, continued to engage in conversations with Howard University administration- their efforts were not in vain. Plans to re-establish the College of Fine Arts were announced in early 2018.

“When Chadwick Boseman returned to campus in 2018 to serve as our commencement speaker, he called Howard a magical place. During his visit, I announced our plans to reestablish the College of Fine Arts and he was filled with ideas and plans to support the effort in a powerful way,” said President Frederick. “Chadwick’s love for Howard University was sincere, and although he did not live to see those plans through to fruition, it is my honor to ensure his legacy lives on through the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts with the support of his wife and the Chadwick Boseman Foundation. I’m also elated to have the support of The Walt Disney Company’s Executive Chairman Bob Iger, who has graciously volunteered to lead the fundraising effort to build a state-of-the art facility and endowment for the college.”

“We would like to thank President Wayne A. I. Fredrick and the Howard University Board of Trustees for honoring our beloved Chad with the renaming of the reestablished College of Fine Arts. We would also like to thank Bob Iger for spearheading the fundraising efforts of this development,” said The Boseman Family.  “Chad fought to preserve the College of Fine Arts during his matriculation at Howard and remained dedicated to the fight throughout his career, and he would be overjoyed by this development. His time at Howard University helped shape both the man and the artist that he became, committed to truth, integrity, and a determination to transform the world through the power of storytelling. We are confident that under the dynamic leadership of his former professor and mentor the indomitable Phylicia Rashad that the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts will inspire artistic scholars for many generations.”

“I am extremely pleased that Howard University has chosen to honor my husband in this way and elated that Ms. Rashad has accepted the role as Dean,” said Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward-Boseman. “Chad was a very proud Bison — both Howard and Ms. Rashad played integral roles in his journey as an artist. The re-establishment of the College of Fine Arts brings this part of his story full-circle and ensures that his legacy will continue to inspire young storytellers for years to come.”

A native of South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. During his tenure, he had the fortunate opportunity to be trained and mentored by Rashad, who recognized his talent early on. "Unrelenting in his pursuit of excellence, Chadwick was possessed with a passion for inquiry and a determination to tell stories - through acting, writing, and directing - that revealed the beauty and complexity of our human spirit," said Rashad, who is elated about the news of Boseman’s recognition. 

The Walt Disney Company’s Executive Chairman Robert A. Iger will personally lead fundraising efforts in honor of Boseman, a cherished member of the Disney/Marvel family, to build a new, state-of-the-art facility to house the college and an endowment for the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. 

“Chadwick Boseman was an extraordinarily gifted, charismatic and kind-hearted person whose incredible talent and generous spirit were clearly reflected in his iconic performances, including as King T’Challa in ‘Black Panther,’ and in his tireless commitment to helping others. Through his tremendous example he inspired millions to overcome adversity, dream big and reach beyond the status quo, and this College named in his honor at his beloved Howard University will provide opportunities for future generations of artists to follow in his footsteps and pursue their dreams,” said Iger.

Boseman’s college classmate Ta-Nehisi Coates was a student writer for the Hilltop newspaper when Boseman and his fellow students orchestrated the protests to challenge the closing of the College of Fine Arts. Coates recalls how Howard nurtured Boseman’s sense of the power of the arts to affect change. Thus, he believes it’s only fitting that the University name the re-established program after one it’s most accomplished students.

“Naming the College of Fine Arts after Chad, I think it’s perfect and it’s exactly what should be done. His theater work, his movie work, his acting and his writing, this was a continuation of that activism. The arts for him were always about something more. We’ve had a long list of artists come out of Howard, but, in our generation, nobody can better articulate, by example or by artistry, what we learned at Howard and what the university gave to us. So, I think it’s just fitting – it makes me teary-eyed thinking about it– naming the College after our brother who never stopped fighting for it,” said Coates.

Today’s announcement kicks off a fundraising effort to build a new, state-of-the-art facility to become the home of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. The building will also house the Cathy Hughes School of Communications and the University’s television and radio stations, WHUT-TV and WHUR 96.3 FM, creating a dynamic, one-stop complex for the arts and journalism combined. To donate, please visit https://giving.howard.edu/BosemanCollegeOfFineArts.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Chadwick Boseman’s ’42’ Getting Re-Released in Theaters

AMC Theatres will pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the “Black Panther” star who died last week of colon cancer at the age of 43, by screening “42.”

Starting Thursday, September 3rd, movie will play in more than 300 AMC locations across the United States. Tickets for the movie will be discounted at $5.

The baseball drama featured Boseman as Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers infielder who broke the color line when he became the first African American to play in the Major Leagues.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Michael B. Jordan’s tribute to Chadwick Boseman


Michael B. Jordan has shared a touching tribute to his “Black Panther” co-star Chadwick Boseman, following the actor’s shocking death due to colon cancer on Aug. 28. 

Read Jordan’s full tribute to Boseman below.
I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.
One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked, and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with “All My Children” when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.
I wish we had more time.
Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.
I wish we had more time.
I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes. He. Is! Rest In Power Brother.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

SC Governor orders state house flags to half-staff in honor of Chadwick Boseman

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered the flags atop the State House to be lowered to half-staff Sunday in memory of South Carolina native Chadwick Boseman.

Gov. McMaster says the flags will be at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, and will then be presented to Boseman's family at the appropriate time.

Gov. McMaster said the flags will be lowered, "to honor the life, contributions and memory of a truly extraordinary son of South Carolina."

[SOURCE: WYFF4]

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Barack Obama statement on the passing of Chadwick Boseman

Barack Obama released the following statement via Twitter on the passing of Chadwick Boseman:

Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.

Chadwick Boseman dead at 43 from colon cancer

Chadwick Boseman, who was the star of the enormously successful Marvel film Black Panther, has died of colon cancer at age 43.

He kept his diagnosis and four-year struggle against the disease quiet from the public. Boseman died Friday at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family present, according to his publicist.

Boseman also played the roles of baseball icon Jackie Robinson and music superstar James Brown during his career. But his role as the Black Panther, the king of the mythical African land of Wakanda, took his stardom to the stratosphere.

Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.

[SOURCE: DEADLINE]

Kamala Harris statement on death of Chadwick Boseman

Kamala Harris released the following statement via Twitter on the passing of her friend and fellow Howard University alum, Chadwick Boseman:

Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family.

Chadwick Boseman’s Family Statement On His Death

Chadwick Boseman’s family released the following statement on the passing of the Black Panther star. He passed away at the age of 43 after his battle with colon cancer.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement continues. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Complete list of 2019 Image Award Winners




Here's a complete list of the 2019 Image Award winners which were dominated by The Black Panther, Blackish, and Beyonce . 

Of course there was the required, and of course well earned Regina King victory and the Showtime series Power snuck in their for a few wins.

TELEVISION CATEGORIES
Outstanding Comedy Series

“Atlanta” (FX Networks)
“black-ish” (ABC) — WINNER
“Dear White People” (Netflix)
“grown-ish” (Freeform)
“Insecure” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” (ABC) — WINNER
Cedric the Entertainer, “The Neighborhood” (CBS)
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX Networks)
Dwayne Johnson, “Ballers” (HBO)
Tracy Morgan, “The Last O.G.” (TBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Danielle Brooks, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Issa Rae, “Insecure” (HBO)
Logan Browning, “Dear White People” (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish ” (ABC) — WINNER
Yara Shahidi, “grown-ish” (Freeform)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jay Ellis, “Insecure” (HBO)
John David Washington, “Ballers” (HBO)
Laurence Fishburne, “black-ish” (ABC)
Marcus Scribner, “black-ish” (ABC) — WINNER
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Essence Atkins, “Marlon” (NBC)
Marsai Martin, “black-ish” (ABC) — WINNER
Natasha Rothwell, “Insecure” (HBO)
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Yvonne Orji, “Insecure” (HBO)
Outstanding Drama Series

“How To Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
“Power” (Starz) — WINNER
“Queen Sugar” (OWN)
“The Chi” (Showtime)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Mitchell, “The Chi” (Showtime)
Keith David, “Greenleaf” (OWN)
Kofi Siriboe, “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
Omari Hardwick, “Power” (Starz) — WINNER
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us ” (NBC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Alfre Woodard, “Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Netflix)
Naturi Naughton, “Power” (Starz)
Rutina Wesley, “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” (FOX) — WINNER
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jesse Williams, “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — WINNER
Joe Morton, “Scandal” (ABC)
Jussie Smollett, “Empire” (FOX)
Romany Malco, “A Million Little Things” (ABC)
Wendell Pierce, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (Prime Video)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

CCH Pounder, “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Lynn Whitfield, “Greenleaf” (OWN) — WINNER
Sanaa Lathan, “The Affair” (Showtime)
Susan Kelechi Watson, “This Is Us” (NBC)
Thandie Newton, “Westworld” (HBO)
Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series

Erika Alexander – “Black Lightning” – Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowery (CW)
Kendrick Lamar – “Power” – Happy Birthday (Starz)
Kerry Washington – “How to Get Away with Murder” – Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (ABC) — WINNER
Loretta Devine – “Love Is_” – Rose (Going Home) (OWN)
Tisha Campbell-Martin – “Empire” – Without Apology (Fox)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Behind The Movement (TV One)
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Seven Seconds (Netflix)
The Bobby Brown Story (BET) — WINNER
The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (Lifetime)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
Michael B. Jordan, “Fahrenheit 451” (HBO) — WINNER
Russell Hornsby, “Seven Seconds” (Netflix)
Woody McClain, “The Bobby Brown Story” (BET)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Anna Deavere Smith, “Notes From the Field” (HBO)
Gabrielle Dennis, “The Bobby Brown Story” (BET)
Jeanté Godlock, “The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar” (Lifetime)
Regina King, “Seven Seconds” (Netflix) — WINNER
Toni Braxton, “Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story” (Lifetime)
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

A Thousand Words With Michelle Obama (BET)
AM Joy (MSNBC)
Angela Rye’s State of the Union (BET)
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Becoming Michelle Obama (OWN) — WINNER
Unsung (TV One)
Outstanding Talk Series

“ESPN’s First Take” (ESPN)
“Red Table Talk” (Facebook Watch)
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“The Real” (Syndicated) — WINNER
“The View” (ABC)
Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

“Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN) — WINNER
“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount Network)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“The Voice” (NBC)
Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

“2 Dope Queens” (HBO)
“Black Girls Rock!” (BET) — WINNER
“Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo” (CBS)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia” (Netflix)
Outstanding Children’s Program

“Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior) — WINNER
“Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest” (Disney XD)
“Motown Magic” (Netflix)
“Sesame Street” (HBO)
“Top Chef Junior” (Universal Kids)
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

Alex R. Hibbert – “The Chi” (Showtime)
Lonnie Chavis – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Lyric Ross – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC) — WINNER
Miles Brown – “black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith – “Red Table Talk” (Facebook Watch) — WINNER
Joy Reid – “AM Joy” (MSNBC)
LeBron James – “The Shop” (HBO)
Lester Holt – “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” (NBC)
Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Iyanla Vanzant – “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
LL Cool J – “Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount Network)
Queen Latifah – “Black Girls Rock” (BET)
RuPaul -” RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
Steve Harvey – “Family Feud” (Syndication) — WINNER
RECORDING CATEGORIES
Outstanding New Artist

Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records) — WINNER
Jade Novah (EMPIRE)
Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspiration)
Omar Wilson (BSE Recordings)
Tory Lanez (Mad Love/Interscope Records)
Outstanding Male Artist

Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records) — WINNER
Childish Gambino (RCA Records)
John Legend (Columbia Records)
MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
Raheem DeVaughn (BMG)
Outstanding Female Artist

Andra Day (Warner Bros. Records)
Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)
H.E.R. (MBK/RCA Records) — WINNER
Janelle Monáe (Atlantic Records)
Janet Jackson (Rhythm Nation)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“A Good Night” – John Legend feat. BloodPop (Columbia Records)
“All The Stars” – “Black Panther” – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records) — WINNER
“Could’ve Been” – H.E.R., Bryson Tiller (MBK/RCA Records)
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B (Atlantic Records)
“Everything Is Love” – The Carters (Roc Nation)
Outstanding Jazz Album

“Facing Dragons” – Christian Sands (Mack Avenue)
“Hollywood Africans” – Jon Batiste (Verve)
“RISE!” – Ben Tankard feat. Marion Meadows, Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson Jr. (Ben-Jamin’ Universal Music)
“The Story of Jaz” – Jazmin Ghent feat. Jeff Lorber, James P. Lloyd, Kim Scott, Philippe Saisse (Jazmin Ghent Music) — WINNER
“Waiting for the Sunrise” – Camille Thurman (Chesky Records)
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

“Heart. Passion. Pursuit. Live at Passion City Church” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Motown Gospel)
“Hiding Place” – Tori Kelly (Capitol Records)
“Make Room” – Jonathan McReynolds (Entertainment One)
“One Nation Under God” – Jekalyn Carr (LMG)
“Unstoppable” – Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspirational) — WINNER
Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

“APES**T” – The Carters (Roc Nation)
“Could’ve Been” – H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller (MBK/RCA Records)
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B (Atlantic Records)
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino (RCA Records) — WINNER
“All The Stars” – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Outstanding Song – Traditional

“Amen” – Andra Day (Warner Bros. Records)
“Better With You In It” – MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
“Beyond” – Leon Bridges (Columbia Records)
“Long As I Live” – Toni Braxton (Def Jam Recordings) — WINNER
“Never Alone” – Tori Kelly feat. Kirk Franklin (Capitol Records)
Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“A Good Night” – John Legend feat. BloodPop (Columbia Records)
“As I Am” – H.E.R. (MBK/RCA Records)
“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records) — WINNEr
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B (Atlantic Records)
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino (RCA Records)
Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation

“Black Panther The Album Music From and Inspired By” – Kendrick Lamar, SZA feat. 2Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Saudi, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok, SOB x RBE, Jorja Smith, Anderson .Paak, Ab Soul, Reason, Zacari, Babes Wudumo, Sjava, Travis Scott (Interscope Records) — WINNER
“Greenleaf, Season 3 (Music from the Original TV series)” – Various Artists (Lions Gate Entertainment)
“Marvel’s Luke Cage Season Two” – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Mondo Music)
“Insecure® Music From The HBO® Original Series, Season 3” – Various Artists (RCA Records)
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack From & Inspired by the Motion Picture” – Various Artists (Republic Records)
Outstanding Album

“Dirty Computer” – Janelle Monáe (Atlantic Records)
“Ella Mai” – Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records) — WINNER
“Even More” – MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
“Everything Is Love” – The Carters (Roc Nation)
“I Used To Know Her: The Prelude” – H.E.R. (MBK/RCA Records)
LITERARY CATEGORIES
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

“An American Marriage” – Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) — WINNER
“Better Late Than Never” – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central Publishing)
“Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Prose Novel” – Jesse James Holland Jr (Titan Books)
“Envy” – Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone)
“They Come in All Colors: A Novel” – Malcolm Hansen (Atria Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

“Barracoon” – Zora Neale Hurston (Amistad HarperCollins Publishers)
“Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth” – Beverly Bond (37 Ink, A Division of Atria Books)
“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” – Donna Brazile (Author), Yolanda Caraway (Author), Leah Daughtry (Author), Minyon Moore (Author), Veronica Chambers (With), (St. Martin’s Press) — WINNER
“May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem” – Imani Perry (University of North Carolina Press)
“The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” – Anthony Ray Hinton (Author), Lara Love Hardin (With), (St. Martin’s Press)
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

“Heads of the Colored People: Stories” – Nafissa Thompson-Spires (37 Ink, A Division of Atria Books)
“Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement” – Janet Dewart Bell (The New Press)
“Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice” – Dr. Sheila D. Brooks (Author), Clinton C. Wilson II (Author), (Rowman & Littlefield)
“Small Country: A Novel” – Gaël Faye (Hogarth)
“Us Against The World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family ” – David Mann (Author), Tamela Mann (Author), Shaun Saunders (With), (W Publishing) — WINNER
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

“Barracoon” – Zora Neale Hurston (Amistad HarperCollins Publishers)
“Becoming” – Michelle Obama (Crown) — WINNER
“The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke” – Jeffrey C. Stewart (Oxford University Press)
“The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela” – Nelson Mandela (Author), Sahm Venter (Editor) (Liveright Publishing)
“Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist” – Franchesa Ramsey (Grand Central Publishing)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

“Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration” – Carla Hall (Author) Genevive Ko (With) (Harper Wave)
“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” – Donna Brazile (Author), Yolanda Caraway (Author), Leah Daughtry (Author), Minyon Moore (Author), Veronica Chambers (With), (St. Martin’s Press)
“Poised For Excellence: Fundamental Principles of Effective Leadership in the Boardroom and Beyond” – Karima Mariama-Arthur (Palgrave Macmillan)
“Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Currency) — WINNER
“Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves” – Glory Edim (Ballantine Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

“Confessions of a Barefaced Woman” – Allison Elaine Joseph (Red Hen Press)
“Ghost, Like a Place” – Iain Haley Pollock (Alice James Books)
“Refuse” – Julian Randall (University of Pittsburgh Press)
“Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart” – Alice Walker (Author) (37 Ink/Atria Books) — WINNER
“The Gospel According to Wild Indigo” – Cyrus Cassells (Crab Orchard Review & Southern Illinois University Press)
Outstanding Literary Work – Children

“Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, A Monumental American Man” – Tonya Bolden (Abrams For Young Readers)
“Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race” – Margot Lee Shetterly (Author), Laura Freeman (Illustrator), (Harper) — WINNER
“I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t” – Diane Dillon (The Blue Sky Press)
“The 5 O’Clock Band” – Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator), (Abrams For Young Readers)
“The Word Collector” – Peter H. Reynolds (Orchard Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

“A Very Large Expanse of Sea” – Tahereh Mafi (Harper)
“Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin” – James L. Swanson (Scholastic Press)
“Harbor Me” – Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy M. Paulsen) — WINNER
“The Journey of Little Charlie” – Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic Press)
“We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding our Racial Divide” – Carol Anderson (Author), Tonya Bolden (With), (Bloomsbury YA)
DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES
Outstanding Documentary (Film)

“Amazing Grace” (Sundial Pictures/Neon) — WINNER
“Making The Five Heartbeats” (Green Lighthouse)
“Quincy” (Netflix)
“RBG” (CNN)
“Whitney” (Roadside Attractions/Miramax)
Outstanding Documentary (Television)

“Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and the Media” (NBC)
“King in the Wilderness” (HBO)
“Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” (HBO) — WINNER
“Shut Up & Dribble” (Showtime)
“Time For Ilhan” (Fuse)
WRITING CATEGORIES
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Justin Simien – “Dear White People” – Chapter 1 (Netflix)
Marquita J. Robinson – “Glow” – Work the Leg (Netflix)
Peter Saji – “black-ish” – Purple Rain (ABC)
Regina Y. Hicks – “Insecure” – High-Like (HBO)
Trevor Noah, Steve Budow, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang, Dan Amira, Lauren Sarver Means, Daniel Radosh, David Angelo, Devin Trey Delliquanti, Zachary DiLanzo – “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” – Alex Wagner (Comedy Central) — WINNER
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Janine Sherman Barrois – “Claws” – Cracker Casserole (TNT)
Kay Oyegun – “This Is Us” – This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life (NBC) — WINNER
Lena Waithe – “The Chi” – Pilot (Showtime)
Patrick Joseph Charles – “Black Lightning” – Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption (The CW/Netflix)
Lena Waithe, Dime Davis – “The Chi” – The Whistle (Showtime)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Anna Deavere Smith – “Notes From the Field” (HBO)
J. David Shanks – “Seven Seconds: Matters of Life and Death” (Netflix) — WINNER
Katrina M. O’Gilvie – “Behind the Movement” (TV One)
Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi – “Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
Shalisha Francis – “Seven Seconds: Of Gods and Men” (Netflix)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Boots Riley – “Sorry To Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)
Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim – “Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole – “Black Panther (Marvel Studios) — WINNER
DIRECTING CATEGORIES
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – FUBU (FX Networks) — WINNEr
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin” – Chapter Seventy-Four (CW)
Hiro Murai – “Atlanta” – Teddy Perkins (FX Networks)
Ken Whittingham – “Atypical” – “Ernest Shackleton’s Rules for Survival” (Netflix)
Millicent Shelton – “Insecure” – High-Like (HBO)
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Ayoka Chenzira – “Queen Sugar” – Here Beside the River (OWN)
Deborah Chow – “Better Call Saul” – Something Stupid (AMC) — WINNER
Dee Rees – “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” – Kill All Others (Prime Video)
Salli Richardson-Whitfield – “Marvel’s Luke Cage” – I Get Physical (Netflix)
Zetna Fuentes – “How To Get Away With Murder” – Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (ABC)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Ernest Dickerson – “Seven Seconds: Until It Do” (Netflix)
Ramin Bahrani – “Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
Tanya Hamilton – “Seven Seconds: That What Follows” (Netflix)
Tracy Heather Strain – “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (PBS) — WINNER
Victoria Mahoney – “Seven Seconds: Witness for the Prosecution” (Netflix)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
Steve McQueen – “Widows” (20th Century Fox)
Ryan Coogler – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios) — WINNER
Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones – “Quincy” (A Le Train Train\Bob’s Your Uncle\Tribeca Production for Netflix)
ANIMATED/CGI CATEGORY
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

Issa Rae – “Bojack Horseman” (Netflix)
Laya Deleon Hayes – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)
Mahershala Ali – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel)
Samuel L. Jackson – “Incredibles 2” (Disney and Pixar Animation Studios) — WINNER
Shameik Moore – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel)
MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios) — WINNER
Michael B. Jordan – “Creed II” (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)
Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer 2” (Columbia Pictures)
John David Washington – “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
Stephan James – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox) — WINNER
Constance Wu – “Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
KiKi Layne – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Sanaa Lathan – “Nappily Ever After” (Marc Platt Production/Badabing Pictures Production for Netflix)
Viola Davis – “Widows” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Brian Tyree Henry – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Mahershala Ali – “Green Book” (Universal Pictures, Participant Media, DreamWorks)
Michael B. Jordan – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios) — WINNER
Russell Hornsby – “The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)
Winston Duke – Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Danai Gurira – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios) — WINNER
Letitia Wright – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
Lupita Nyong’o – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
Regina Hall – “The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)
Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

“BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures) — WINNER
“Nappily Ever After” (Marc Platt Production/Badabing Pictures Production for Netflix)
“Sorry To Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)
“Traffik” (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate Entertainment)
Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Storm Reid – “A Wrinkle In Time” (Walt Disney Studios)
Letitia Wright – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios) — WINNER
Winston Duke – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
John David Washington – “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
KiKi Layne – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

“Black Panther” (Marvel Studios) — WINNER
“BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
“Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)
“Widows” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Motion Picture

“Black Panther” (Marvel Studios) — WINNER
“BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
“Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
“The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)
Special Award – Entertainer of the Year

Beyoncé — WINNER
Chadwick Boseman
LeBron James
Regina King
Ryan Coogler