Denzel Wins Big at NAACP Image Awards

Denzel Washington won big at the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards last night, taking top acting honors for "The Great Debaters" and celebrating the film's win as outstounding motion picture.

The period drama, which Denzel directed, also scored acting wins for Jurnee Smollett and Denzel Whitaker.

"I'm happy for everybody up here," Denzel said on stage at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. "I'm very grateful for this one, but in particular, just happy that some of these young people are recognized for their work."

Janet Jackson was also a big winner last night, taking the supporting actress trophy for Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" Perry's "House of Payne" television series also won outstanding comedy series.

Other major winners in TV were "Life Support," "Ugly Betty" and "Grey's Anatomy," with a win for Chandra Wilson for outstanding supporting actress.

Alicia Keys took home four awards, including outstanding music video, song, album and the oustanding female artist award.

Stevie Wonder was inducted in to the Awards' Hall of Fame and Aretha Franklin received the Vanguard Award.

Complete winners list:

Comedy series
"Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Actor in a comedy series
LaVan Davis, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Actress in a comedy series
America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Supporting actor in a comedy series
Lance Gross, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Supporting actress in a comedy series
Vanessa L. Williams, "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Drama series
"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

Actor in a drama series
Hill Harper, "CSI: NY" (CBS)

Actress in a drama series
Regina Taylor, "The Unit" (CBS)

Supporting actor in a drama series
Omar Epps, "House" (Fox)

Supporting Actress in a drama series
Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

Television movie, miniseries or dramatic special
"Life Support" (HBO)

Actor in a television movie, miniseries or dramatic special
Wendell Pierce, "Life Support" (HBO)

Actress in a television movie, miniseries or dramatic special
Queen Latifah, "Life Support" (HBO)

Actor in a daytime drama series
Kristoff St. John, "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

Actress in a daytime drama series
Christel Khalil, "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

News/information (series or special)
"In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview" (TVOne)

Talk (series)
"Tavis Smiley," "Crisis in Darfur" (PBS)

Reality (series)
"Run's House 4" (MTV)

Variety (series or special)
"Celebration of Gospel '07" (BET)

Children's program
"That's So Raven" (Disney Channel)

Performance in a youth/children's program (series or special)
Raven-Symone, "That's So Raven" (Disney Channel)

Recording categories

New artist
Jordin Sparks (Jive/Zomba)

Male artist
Chris Brown (Jive)

Female artist
Alicia Keys (J Records)

Duo or group
Eddie & Gerald Levert (Atlantic)

Jazz artist
Herbie Hancock (Verve)

Gospel artist (traditional or contemporary)
Kirk Franklin (Gospocentric)

World music album
Angelique Kidjo, "Djin Djin" (Razor & Tie)

Music video
Alicia Keys, "Like You'll Never See Me Again" (J Records)

Alicia Keys, "Like You'll Never See Me Again" (J Records)

Alicia Keys, "As I Am" (J Records)

Literature categories

Literary work, fiction
Walter Mosley, "Blonde Faith" (Little, Brown & Company)

Literary work, nonfiction
Don Cheadle, John Prendergast, "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond" (Hyperion)

Literary work, debut author
Victoria Rowell, "The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir" (Harper Collins)

Literary Work, biography/autobiography
David Mendell, "Obama: From Promise to Power" (Harper Collins/Amistad)

Literary work, instructional
Tavis Smiley, "The Covenant in Action" (Smiley Books)

Literary work, poetry
Nikki Giovanni, "Acolytes: Poems" (Harper Collins/William Morrow)

Literary work, children
Sue Stauffacher, author; Greg Couch, illustrator; "Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson" (Random House)

Literary work, youth/teens
Charles B. Schooler, author; Gary Young, illustrator; "More Than Entertainers: An Inspirational Black Career Guide" (Zenith Publishing)

Motion picture categories

Actor in a motion picture
Denzel Washington, "The Great Debaters" (The Weinstein Co.)

Actress in a motion picture
Jurnee Smollett - "The Great Debaters" (The Weinstein Co.)

Supporting actor in a motion picture
Denzel Whitaker, "The Great Debaters" (The Weinstein Co.)

Supporting actress in a motion picture
Janet Jackson, "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?" (Lionsgate Films)

Motion picture
"The Great Debaters" (The Weinstein Co.)

Independent or foreign film
"Honeydripper" (Emerging Pictures)

"Darfur Now" (Warner Independent Pictures)

Writing categories

Writing in a comedy series
Ali LeRoi, "Everybody Hates Chris," episode "Everybody Hates Guidance Counselor" (CW)

Writing in a dramatic series
Shonda Rhimes and Krista Vernoff, "Grey's Anatomy," episode "A Change Is Gonna Come" (ABC)

Writing in a motion picture (theatrical or television)
Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa, "Talk to Me" (Focus Features)

Directing categories

Directing in a comedy series
Ken Whittingham, "The Office," episode "Phyllis' Wedding" (NBC)

Directing in a dramatic series
Seith Mann, "Friday Night Lights," episode "Are You Ready for Friday Night?" (NBC)

Directing in a motion picture (theatrical or television)
Kasi Lemmons, "Talk to Me" (Focus Features)