NAACP Image Awrds Nominees and Winners

Originally Published: March 21, 2005

This year’s NAACP Image Awards, given out on March 19, 2005, were another big hit for Jamie Foxx for his Oscar Award winning performance in Ray. Other top contenders for the night included R&B superstar Usher, who was nominated for a total of five Image Awards including outstanding song for Yeah! and outstanding album for Confessions.

The NAACP Image Awards telecast to be aired on March 25, 2005 at 8PM EST on FOX Television.

Additional honorees on the big night – hosted by actor Chris Tucker from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles – included U.S. Senator Barack Obama who received the Chairman’s Award, and pop singer and songwriter, Prince, who was given the Vanguard Award. Inducted into the NAACP Hall of Fame this year was talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

NAACP Image Awards
*Winners & Nominees in Major Categories

Outstanding Comedy Series

*The Bernie Mac Show
Chappelle’s Show
Half & Half
My Wife and Kids

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

*Bernie Mac – The Bernie Mac Show
Damon Wayans – My Wife and Kids
Dave Chappelle – Chappelle’s Show
Flex Alexander – One on One
George Lopez – George Lopez

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

*Mo’Nique – The Parkers
Eve Jeffers – Eve
Kellita Smith – The Bernie Mac Show
Tisha Campbell Martin – My Wife and Kids
Tracee Ellis Ross – Girlfriends

Outstanding Drama Series

*Law & Order
Kevin Hill
Soul Food
The Wire

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

*Taye Diggs – Kevin Hill
Gary Dourdan – CSI
Hill Harper – CSI: NY
Jesse L. Martin – Law & Order
Steve Harris – The Practice

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

*Nia Long – Third Watch
Malinda Williams – Soul Food
Nicole Ari Parker – Soul Food
Vanessa Williams – Soul Food
Vivica A. Fox – Missing

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special

*Something the Lord Made
Crown Heights
Walking on Sunshine

Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special

*Jamie Foxx – Redemption
Dulé Hill – 10.5
Flex Alexander – Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story
Mos Def – Something the Lord Made
Wayne Brady – Going to the Mat

Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic

*Lynn Whitfield
– Redemption
Gabrielle Union – Something the Lord Made
Keke Palmer – The Wool Cap
Tangi Miller – Phantom Force
Tyra Ferrell – NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

*Shemar Moore
– The Young & the Restless
Bryton McClure – The Young & the Restless
Keith Hamilton Cobb – The Young & the Restless
Kristoff St. John – The Young & the Restless
Michael B. Jordan – All My Children

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

Victoria Rowell – The Young & The Restless
Christel Khalil – The Young & the Restless
Marla Gibbs – Passions
Tonya Lee Williams – The Young & the Restless
Tracey Ross – Passions

Outstanding Television News, Talk, or Information (Series or

*Tavis Smiley
60 Minutes: The Murder of Emmett Till
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks
Brown vs. Board of Education Anniversary
Judge Mathis

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

*Genius: A Night for Ray Charles
American Idol III
Chris Rock: “Never Scared” Comedy Special
Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth
Russell Simmons Presents: Def Poetry

Outstanding Motion Picture

Fahrenheit 9/11
Hotel Rwanda
Man on Fire

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

*Jamie Foxx – Ray
Denzel Washington – Man on Fire
Don Cheadle – Hotel Rwanda
Mario Van Peebles – Baadasssss!
Will Smith – I, Robot

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

*Kerry Washington – Ray
Angela Bassett – Mr. 3000
Gabrielle Union – Breakin’ All the Rules
Irma P. Hall – The Ladykillers
Kimberly Elise – Woman Thou Art Loosed

Outstanding New Artist

*Kanye West – College Dropout
Fantasia – Free Yourself
John Legend – Get Lifted
Mario Winans – Hurt No More
Van Hunt – Van Hunt

Outstanding Male Artist

*Usher – Confessions
Anthony Hamilton – Comin From Where I’m From (Charlene)
Jay-Z – The Black Album (99 Problems)
Mos Def – The New Danger
Prince – Musicology

Outstanding Female Artist

*Fantasia – Free Yourself
Janet Jackson – Damita Jo
Jill Scott – Beautifully Human
Patti LaBelle – Timeless Journey
Queen Latifah – The Dana Owens Album

Outstanding Duo or Group

– Destiny Fulfilled
New Edition – One Love
The O’Jays – Imagination
Ray Charles & Gladys Knight – Genius Loves Company
The Roots – The Tipping Point

Outstanding Music Video

– If I Ain’t Got You
Jill Scott – Golden
Kanye West – Jesus Walks
Usher & Alicia Keys – My Boo
Usher featuring Lil’ Jon & Ludacris – Yeah!

Outstanding Song

*If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Charlene – Anthony Hamilton
Golden – Jill Scott
Jesus Walks – Kanye West
Yeah! – Usher featuring Lil’ Jon & Ludacris

Outstanding Album

*Musicology – Prince
College Dropout – Kanye West
Confessions – Usher
The Dana Owens Album – Queen Latifah
Destiny Fulfilled – Destiny’s Child

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

*Woman, Thou Art Loosed! The Novel – Bishop T. D. Jakes
Birth of a Nation – Aaron McGruder, Reginald Hudlin
Drive Me Crazy – Eric Jerome Dickey
Ida B. – Karen E. Quinones Miller
Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart – Alice Walker

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

*Hallelujah! The Welcome Table – Maya Angelou
America Behind the Color Line – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Children of the Movement – John Blake
Evolution of a Revolutionary: Afeni Shakur – Jasmine Guy
God Has a Dream – Desmond Tutu

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