The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards was relatively uneventful.  Rapper Nas knew better than to attend the NAACP Image Awards wearing his Nigger t-shirt and comedian Katt Williams left the noose at home. And pedophile R. Kelly was no where to be found.

Janet Jackson took home an Image Award for Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture in "Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?"  And she looked fabulous!

The night definitely belonged to Denzel Washington and “The Great Debaters.”  The film took home honors in the categories of Motion Picture, Actor in a Motion Picture, Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, and Actress in a Motion Picture.  I guess the Image Awards saw something different in “The Great Debaters” that the Academy Awards didn’t see.

Honeydripper” took home honors in the category of Independent or Foreign Film.

Queen “Is She or Is She Not a Lesbian” Latifah snagged an award for Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special for "Life Support."

Presidential very hopeful Senator Barack Obama took home an award, sort of.  In the category of News/Information, Series or Special, "In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview won a 2008 NAACP Image Award.

Special honors went to Stevie Wonder, Ruby Dee, and Aretha Franklin.

Keep reading for a list of winners of the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards…

A list of winners of the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards:


Motion picture: "The Great Debaters."
Actor in a motion picture: Denzel Washington, "The Great Debaters."
Actress in a motion picture: Jurnee Smollett, "The Great Debaters."
Supporting actor in a motion picture: Denzel Whitaker, "The Great Debaters."
Supporting actress in a motion picture: Janet Jackson, "Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?"
Directing in a motion picture: Kasi Lemmons, "Talk To Me."
Writing in a motion picture: Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa, "Talk To Me."
Independent or foreign film: "Honeydripper."
Documentary: "Darfur Now."


Comedy series: "Tyler Perry’s House of Payne."
Actor in a comedy series: LaVan Davis, "Tyler Perry’s House of Payne."
Actress in a comedy series: America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty."
Supporting actor in a comedy series: Lance Gross, "Tyler Perry’s House of Payne."
Supporting actress in a comedy series: Vanessa L. Williams, "Ugly Betty."
Directing in a comedy series: Ken Whittingham, "The Office: Phyllis’s Wedding."
Writing in a comedy series: Ali LeRoi, "Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Guidance Counselor"
Drama series: "Grey’s Anatomy."
Actor in a drama series: Hill Harper, "CSI: NY."
Actress in a drama series: Regina Taylor, "The Unit."
Supporting actor in a drama series: Omar Epps, "House."
Supporting actress in a drama series: Chandra Wilson, "Grey’s Anatomy."
Directing in a dramatic series: Seith Mann, "Friday Night Lights: Are You Ready For Friday Night?"
Writing in a dramatic series: Shonda Rhimes and Krista Vernoff, "Grey’s Anatomy: A Change is Gonna Come."
TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: "Life Support."
Actor in a TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Wendell Pierce, "Life Support."
Actress in a TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Queen Latifah, "Life Support."
Actor in a daytime drama series: Kristoff St. John, "The Young And The Restless."
Actress in a daytime drama series: Christel Khalil, "The Young And The Restless."
News/information, series or special: "In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview."
Talk series: "Tavis Smiley ‘Crisis in Darfur’"
Reality series: "Run’s House 4."
Variety series or special: "Celebration of Gospel ’07"
Children’s program: "That’s So Raven."
Performance in a youth/children’s program, series or special: Raven-Symone, "That’s So Raven."


Album: Alicia Keys, "As I Am."
Song: "Like You’ll Never See Me Again," Alicia Keys.
Male artist: Chris Brown.
Female artist: Alicia Keys.
Duo or group: Eddie and Gerald Levert.
New artist: Jordin Sparks.
Jazz artist: Herbie Hancock.
Gospel artist: Kirk Franklin.
World music album: Angelique Kidjo, "Djin Djin."
Music video: "Like You’ll Never See Me Again," Alicia Keys.


Fiction: "Blonde Faith," Walter Mosley.
Nonfiction: "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond," Don Cheadle, John Prendergast.
Debut author, "The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir," Victoria Rowell.
Biography/autobiography: "Obama: From Promise to Power," David Mendell.
Instructional: "The Covenant in Action," Tavis Smiley.
Poetry: "Acolytes: Poems," Nikki Giovanni.
Children: "Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson," Sue Stauffacher, author; Greg Couch, illustrator.
Youth/teens: "More Than Entertainers: An Inspirational Black Career Guide," Charles B. Schooler, author; Gary Young, illustrator.