Tyler Perry Cleans Up at the NAACP Image Awards

Another big night for Tyler Perry at the NAACP Image Awards. His movie “For Colored Girls” captured three awards, including best picture and best director. While the wins for his film adaptation of the award-winning play “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” were dismissed by critics, they were embraced by the civil rights organization. Actress Kimberly Elise Perry captured another win for the film, in the category of outstanding supporting actress. Perry credited his cast for the movie’s success, saying he felt he was supported by nine talented women who lifted him up. While winning praise at the ceremony for his movie making, “Colored Girls” beat out one of Perry’s own films, “Why Did I Get Married Too.” Perry also picked up an Image Award for his work on TV. One of his TV shows, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” won the Image Award for outstanding comedy series, while the star of his other TV show, “Meet The Browns,” earned a best actor win for David Mann. Perry took a total of 19 nominations into Friday’s ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. AP Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel recaps a couple of winners from the award ceremony.


Other winners include Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, LL Cool J, Fantasia, Usher and Mary J. Blige.

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  • Aretha Wilchcombe

    Tyler Perry i love your shows and do not stop doing them. i wish you would do one of your shows in the Bahamas. i am a big, big, big, fan of yours. i love you and wish i could me you soon i watch your Madea movies all day everyday. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Bless you RICHLY.

  • Therese

    This goes to show, if you write a big enought check, you can get whatever you want from the NAACP…Ask Wells Fargo, one of their biggest sponsors, and leader in home forclosures in the black community…Tyler paid for this award with his donation…These so called award shows are no longer about talent, but about how much you pay to be on these programs…

    • Looking forward

      Therese, who out there do you believe deserved more recognition this last past year? Honestly, I just didn’t see that much out there.

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