Disney Wins a total of 17 NAACP Image Awards!

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NAACP Image Awards

The Walt Disney Company celebrates another fantastic award ceremony!

NAACP Image Awards for 2021, including eight for ABC, which marked the most for any network or distributor this year. The awards were announced during a special live broadcast of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s black-ish, on Saturday, March 27, and as part of a weeklong NAACP Image Awards Virtual Experience that began Monday, March 22. As he kicked off the live event, Anderson said, “Tonight, we celebrate all that is amazing, outstanding and beautiful about our Blackness… Black people, we are amazing, limitless and remarkable.”

Award Ceremony

The NAACP Image Awards honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also recognize individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. This year’s nominees “have provided moments of levity, brought our communities together and lifted our spirits through culture when we needed it the most,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said when the nominations were announced in February. Also, keep reading to see the list of awards and their categories.

Related: Disney-Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Wins Two Golden Globe Awards

List of Awards

Here is the full list of winners from across The Walt Disney Company:

black-ish (ABC)—5 awards

  • Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Deon Cole
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin
  • Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series): Marsai Martin
  • Directing in a Comedy Series: Anya Adams, “Hair Day”

Soul (Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+ / Walt Disney Records)—4 awards

  • Animated Motion Picture
  • Character Voice-Over Performance—Motion Picture: Jamie Foxx
  • Soundtrack/Compilation Album: Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall
  • Outstanding Jazz Album—Instrumental: Music From and Inspired By Soul; Jon Batiste

Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)—2 awards

  • Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)
  • Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special)—Individual or Ensemble: Steve Harvey

Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)—2 awards

  • Outstanding Animated Series
  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television): Laya DeLeon Hayes

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)—1 award

  • Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis

The Last Dance (ESPN / Netflix)—1 award

  • Outstanding Documentary (Television)

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)—1 award

  • Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Attica Locke,“The Spider Web”

Related: Disney and Pixar Earn 8 Nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards

Quite a list of achievements for the Disney company, but we’re sure they’ll celebrate more awards in the future. Check back here on Chip & Co. for the latest theme park and entertainment news updates!

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