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Anthony Anderson Addresses Hollywood's Diversity Issue at NAACP Image Awards

Anthony Anderson Addresses Hollywood's Diversity Issue at NAACP Image Awards
Winner Viola Davis & host/winner Anthony Anderson at the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat
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People magazine reports that host Anthony Anderson presided over a lively evening at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday.

Poking fun at the controversy swirling around the Oscars' lack of people of color nominated in the acting categories, Anderson referred to himself and his background performers in an opening sketch as "Nominees with Attitudes." He told the crowd, "Look at all of these beautiful shades of people in the audience. Hollywood needs to know that this is what diversity is supposed to look like."

Anderson zinged "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash, who has minimized the #OscarsSoWhite backlash, and put Will and Jada Pinkett Smith on the spot by saying, "They better be here, after all the ish they started." #OscarsSoWhite took off when Jada posted a video announcing she would not attend due to the lack of diversity among this year's nominees.

Check out the list of all of this year's NAACP Image Awards winners:

Entertainer of the Year
:

Michael B. Jordan

FILM

Outstanding Motion Picture:
"Straight Outta Compton" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:
Michael B. Jordan, "Creed"

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture:
Sanaa Lathan, "The Perfect Guy"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Straight Outta Compton

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Phylicia Rashad, "Creed"

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture:
"Beasts of No Nation"

Outstanding Documentary (Film):
"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film):
Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, "Creed"

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film):
Ryan Coogler, "Creed"

TELEVISION

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series:
Terrence Howard, "Empire"

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series:
Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson, "Black-Ish"

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross, "Black-Ish"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Mike Epps, "Survivor’s Remorse"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Marsai Martin, "Black-Ish"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Joe Morton, "Scandal"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Regina King, "American Crime"

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:
Queen Latifah, "Bessie"

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:
David Alan Grier, "The Wiz Live!"

Outstanding Comedy Series:
"Black-Ish" (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series:
"Empire" (FOX)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:
"The Wiz Live!" (NBC)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special):
"Unsung" (TV One)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)
"Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ" (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Kenya M. Barris, "Black-ish" - “The Word”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series:
Mara Brack Ali, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff, "Being Mary Jane" - "Sparrow"

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television):
Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo, "The Book of Negroes"

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series:
Don Cheadle, House of Lies, "The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule"

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series:
John Ridley, "American Crime"

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television):
Dee Rees, "Bessie"

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film):
Loretta Devine, "Doc McStuffins"

Outstanding Talk Series:
"The Talk" (CBS)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series:
"Welcome to Sweetie Pies" (OWN)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special):
"Family Feud" (Syndicated)

Outstanding Children’s Program:
"Doc McStuffins" (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-series):
Marcus Scribner, "Black-ish" (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special):
Steve Harvey, "Family Feud"

MUSIC

Outstanding New Artist:
Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist:
Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/iamOTHER) 

Outstanding Female Artist:
Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration:
Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett, "Conqueror" (Columbia Records) 

Outstanding Jazz Album:
"Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4" – Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary):
Tina Campbell, "It’s Personal" (Gee Tree Creative) 

Outstanding Music Video:
Tyrese Gibson, "Shame" (Voltron Recordz)

Outstanding Song – Traditional:
Jill Scott, "Back Together" (Atlantic Records) 

Outstanding Album:
Jill Scott, "Woman" (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary:
Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz, "You’re So Beautiful" (Columbia Records) 

LITERATURE

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction:
"Stand Your Ground," by Victoria Christopher Murrary

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction:
"Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga," by Pamela Newkirk

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author:
Chigozie Obioma, "The Fishermen"

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography:
"Between The World and Me," by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional:
"Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family," by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry:
"How to Be Drawn," by Terrance Hayes

Outstanding Literary Work – Children:
"Gordon Parks How the Photographer Captured Black and White America," by Carole Boston Weatherford (Author) and Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
"X: A Novel," by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon

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