ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Winner
Jennifer Hudson

Lil Nas X

Megan Thee Stallion

Regina King

Tiffany Haddish

OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE

Winner
The Harder They Fall

(Netflix)

Judas and the Black Messiah

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

King Richard

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Respect

(Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

(Hulu Original/New Slate Ventures/Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Films)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Will Smith

King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Denzel Washington

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Apple/A24)

Jonathan Majors

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

LaKeith Stanfield

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mahershala Ali

Swan Song (Apple)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Jennifer Hudson

Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)

Andra Day

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu Original/New Slate Ventures/Lee Daniels Entertainment/Roth-Krischenbaum Films)

Halle Berry

Bruised (Netflix)

Tessa Thompson

Passing (Netflix)

Zendaya

Malcolm & Marie (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Daniel Kaluuya

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Algee Smith

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Delroy Lindo

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Idris Elba

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

LaKeith Stanfield

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Regina King

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Aunjanue Ellis

King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Audra McDonald

Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)

Danielle Deadwyler

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Dominique Fishback

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE

Winner
CODA

(Apple)

American Skin

(Vertical Entertainment)

Bruised

(Netflix)

Test Pattern

(Kino Lorber)

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

(RedBird Entertainment)

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURE

Winner
7 Prisoners

(Netflix)

African America

(Netflix)

Eyimofe (This is My Desire)

(Janus Films)

Flee

(Neon / Participant)

The Gravedigger's Wife

(Orange Studio)

OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Danny Boyd Jr.

Bruised (Netflix)

Ariana DeBose

West Side Story (20th Century Studios)

Jalon Christian

A Journal for Jordan (Columbia Pictures)

Lonnie Chavis

The Water Man (RLJE Films)

Sheila Atim

Bruised (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

Winner
The Harder They Fall

(Netflix)

Coming 2 America

(Paramount/Amazon Studios)

Judas and the Black Messiah

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

King Richard

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Respect

(Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)

OUTSTANDING ANIMINATED MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Encanto

(Walt Disney Studios)

Luca

(Walt Disney Studios)

Raya and the Last Dragon

(Walt Disney Studios)

Sing 2

(Universal Pictures)

Vivo

(Netflix)

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE - MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Letitia Wright

Sing 2 (Universal Pictures)

Andre Braugher

Spirit Untamed (Universal Pictures)

Awkwafina

Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Studios)

Brian Tyree Henry

Vivo (Netflix)

Eric André

Sing 2 (Universal Pictures)

OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORM (LIVE ACTION)

Winner
When The Sun Sets (Lakutshon' Ilanga)

(Universal Pictures)

Aurinko in Adagio

(Universal Pictures)

Blackout

(Netflix)

The Ice Cream Stop

(Walt Disney Studios)

These Final Hours

(Universal Pictures)

OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORM (ANIMATED)

Winner
Us Again

(Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Blush

(Apple)

Robin Robin

(Netflix)

She Dreams at Sunrise

(Tribeca Studios/Procter & Gamble)

Twenty Something

(Pixar Animation Studios)

OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH CREATIVE (MOTION PICTURE)

Winner
Jeymes Samuel

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures/Onyx Collective/Hulu)

Jamila Wignot

Ailey (Neon)

Liesl Tommy

Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)

Rebecca Hall

Passing (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Winner
Insecure

(HBO)

Black-ish

(ABC)

Harlem

(Amazon Studios)

Run the World

(Starz)

The Upshaws

(Netflix)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Winner
Anthony Anderson

Black-ish (ABC)

Cedric the Entertainer

The Neighborhood (CBS)

Don Cheadle

Black Monday (Showtime)

Elisha "EJ" Williams

The Wonder Years (ABC)

Jay Ellis

Insecure (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Winner
Issa Rae

Insecure (HBO)

Loretta Devine

Family Reunion (Netflix)

Regina Hall

Black Monday (Showtime)

Tracee Ellis Ross

Black-ish (ABC)

Yvonne Orji

Insecure (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Winner
Deon Cole

Black-ish (ABC)

Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)

Kenan Thompson

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Kendrick Sampson

Insecure (HBO)

Laurence Fishburne

Black-ish (ABC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Winner
Natasha Rothwell

Insecure (HBO)

Amanda Seales

Insecure (HBO)

Jenifer Lewis

Black-ish (ABC)

Marsai Martin

Black-ish (ABC)

Wanda Sykes

The Upshaws (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Winner
Queen Sugar

(OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

9-1-1

(Fox)

All American

(The CW)

Godfather of Harlem

(EPIX)

Pose

(FX Network)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Winner
Sterling K. Brown

This is Us (NBC)

Billy Porter

Pose (FX Network)

Damson Idris

Snowfall (FX Network)

Forest Whitaker

Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)

Kofi Siriboe

Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Winner
Angela Bassett

9-1-1 (Fox)

Dawn-Lyen Gardner

Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Octavia Spencer

Truth Be Told (Apple TV+)

Queen Latifah

The Equalizer (CBS)

Rutina Wesley

Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Winner
Cliff “Method Man” Smith

Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)

Alex Hibbert

The Chi (Showtime)

Daniel Ezra

All American (The CW)

Giancarlo Esposito

Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)

Joe Morton

Our Kind of People (Fox)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Winner
Mary J. Blige

Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)

Alfre Woodard

See (Apple TV+)

Bianca Lawson

Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Chandra Wilson

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Susan Kelechi Watson

This is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Winner
Colin in Black & White

(Netflix)

Genius: Aretha

(National Geographic)

Love Life

(HBO Max)

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

(Lifetime)

The Underground Railroad

(Amazon Studios)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Winner
Kevin Hart

True Story (Netflix)

Anthony Mackie

Solos (Amazon Studios)

Jaden Michael

Colin in Black & White (Netflix)

Wesley Snipes

True Story (Netflix)

William Jackson Harper

Love Life (HBO Max)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Winner
Taraji P. Henson

Annie Live! (NBC)

Betty Gabriel

Clickbait (Netflix)

Cynthia Erivo

Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)

Danielle Brooks

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)

Jodie Turner-Smith

Anne Boleyn (AMC+)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Winner
Courtney B. Vance

Aretha (National Geographic)

Keith David

Black As Night (Amazon Studios)

Tituss Burgess

Annie Live! (NBC)

Will Catlett

True Story (Netflix)

William Jackson Harper

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Winner
Regina Hall

Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu)

Anika Noni Rose

Maid (Netflix)

Natasha Rothwell

The White Lotus (HBO)

Pauletta Washington

Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)

Sheila Atim

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios)

OUTSTANDING NEWS/INFORMATION (SERIES OR SPECIAL)

Winner
The ReidOut

(MSNBC)

Blood on Black Wall Street: The Legacy of the Tulsa Massacre

(NBC)

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

(NBC)

Soul of A Nation

(ABC)

Unsung

(TV One)

OUTSTANDING TALK SERIES

Winner
Red Table Talk

(Facebook Watch)

Desus & Mero

(Showtime)

Hart to Heart

(Peacock)

Tamron Hall

(Syndicated)

The Real

(Syndicated)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM, REALITY COMPETITION OR GAME SHOW (SERIES)

Winner
Wild 'N Out

(VH1)

Celebrity Family Feud

(ABC)

Iyanla, Fix My Life

(OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Sweet Life: Los Angeles

(HBO Max)

The Voice

(NBC)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SHOW (SERIES OR SPECIAL)

Winner
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

(Comedy Central)

A Black Lady Sketch Show

(HBO)

BET Awards 2021

(BET Networks)

Dave Chappelle: The Closer

(Netflix)

Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3

(Amazon Studios)

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Winner
Family Reunion

(Netflix)

Ada Twist, Scientist

(Netflix)

Karma's World

(Netflix)

Raven’s Home

(Disney Channel)

Waffles + Mochi

(Netflix)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH (SERIES, SPECIAL, TELEVISION MOVIE or LIMITED-SERIES)

Winner
Miles Brown

Black-ish (ABC)

Alayah "Lay Lay" High

That Girl Lay Lay (Nickelodeon)

Celina Smith

Annie Live! (NBC)

Elisha "EJ" Williams

The Wonder Years (ABC)

Eris Baker

This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING HOST IN A TALK OR NEWS/INFORMATION (SERIES OR SPECIAL) – INDIVIDUAL OR ENSEMBLE

Winner
Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Willow Smith

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)

Joy Reid

The ReidOut (MSNBC)

Daniel "Desus Nice" Baker, Joel "The Kid Mero" Martinez

Desus & Mero (Showtime)

Garcelle Beauvais, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai Jenkins

The Real (Syndicated)

LeBron James

The Shop: Uninterrupted (HBO)

OUTSTANDING HOST IN A REALITY/REALITY COMPETITION, GAME SHOW OR VARIETY (SERIES OR SPECIAL) – INDIVIDUAL OR ENSEMBLE

Winner
Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Alfonso Ribeiro

America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

Amber Ruffin

The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)

Cedric the Entertainer

73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (CBS)

Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla, Fix My Life (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMANCE

Winner
Maya Rudolph

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Alani "La La" Anthony

The Chi (Showtime)

Christina Elmore

Insecure (HBO)

Daniel Kaluuya

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Erika Alexander

Run the World (Starz)

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED SERIES

Winner
We The People

Netflix

Big Mouth

(Netflix)

Peanut Headz: Black History Toonz

(Kweli TV)

Super Sema

(YouTube Originals)

Yasuke

Netflix

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE (TELEVISION)

Winner
Cree Summer

Rugrats (Nickelodeon)

Angela Bassett

Malika: The Lion Queen (Fox)

Billy Porter

Fairfax (Amazon Studios)

Chris "Ludacris" Bridges

Karma's World (Netflix)

Keke Palmer

Big Mouth (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORM SERIES - COMEDY OR DRAMA

Winner
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Between the Scenes (Comedy Central)

Dark Humor

(Comedy Central/YouTube)

Della Mae

(AspireTV)

The Disney Launchpad: Shorts Incubator

(Disney+)

Two Sides: Unfaithful

(Snapchat)

OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORM SERIES OR SPECIAL - REALITY/NONFICTION

Winner
Lynching Postcards: Token of a Great Day

(Paramount+)

Life by the Horns

(Snapchat)

Memory Builds the Monument

(Fifth Ward CRC)

Widen the Screen: 8:46 Films

(BET Networks)

Through Our Eyes: Shelter

(HBO Max)

OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH CREATIVE (TELEVISION)

Winner
Angel Kristi Williams

Colin in Black & White (Netflix)

Cierra Glaude

Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Deborah Riley Draper

The Legacy of Black Wall Street (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Halcyon Person - Karma's World

Netflix

Quyen Tran - Maid

Netflix

OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST

Winner
Saweetie

Best Friend feat. Doja Cat (ICY/Warner Records)

Cynthia Erivo

Ch. 1 Vs. 1 (Verve Records / UMG Recordings)

Jimmie Allen

Bettie James Gold Edition (BBR Music Group)

Tems

If Orange Was a Place (RCA Records/Since '93)

Zoe Wees

Girls Like Us (Capitol Records)

OUTSTANDING MALE ARTIST

Winner
Anthony Hamilton

Love Is the New Black (My Music Box LLC/BMG)

Drake

Way 2 Sexy feat. Future and Young Thug (Republic Records)

Givēon

Heartbreak Anniversary (Epic Records)

J. Cole

The Off-Season (Dreamville/Roc Nation)

Lil Nas X

Montero (Call Me by Your Name) (Columbia Records)

OUTSTANDING FEMALE ARTIST

Winner
Jazmine Sullivan

Heaux Tales (RCA Records)

H.E.R.

Back of My Mind (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)

Ari Lennox

Pressure (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

Beyoncé

Be Alive (Columbia Records/Parkwood)

Chlöe

Have Mercy (Columbia Records/Parkwood)

OUTSTANDING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN ALBUM

Winner
Overcomer

Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)

Anthems & Glory

Todd Dulaney (MNRK Music Group)

Believe For It

CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel/Fair Trade Services/Red Alliance Media)

Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A.

Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music (Life Room Label LLC/K Approved Enterprises Inc.)

Power

Jason McGee & The Choir (My Block, Inc.)

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL SONG

Winner
Essence

Wizkid feat. Tems and Justin Bieber (RCA Records/Starboy/Sony Music International)

Peru

Fireboy DML (YBNL Nation/Empire)

Somebody's Son

Tiwa Savage (Motown)

Touch It

KiDi (Lynx Entertainment/MadeInENY/Empire)

Understand

Omah Lay (The KeyQaad/Sire Records)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC VIDEO/VISUAL ALBUM

Winner
Essence

Wizkid feat. Tems (RCA Records/Starboy/Sony Music International)

Best Friend

Saweetie feat. Doja Cat (ICY/Warner Records)

Fye Fye

Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe (Tobe Nwigwe, LLC)

Have Mercy

Chlöe (Columbia Records / Parkwood)

Leave the Door Open

Silk Sonic (Atlantic/Aftermath)

OUTSTANDING ALBUM

Winner
Heaux Tales

Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)

An Evening with Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic (Atlantic/Aftermath)

Back of My Mind

H.E.R. (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)

Certified Lover Boy

Drake (Republic Records)

When It’s All Said and Done... Take Time

Givēon (Epic Records)

OUTSTANDING SOUNDTRACK/COMPILATION ALBUM

Winner
The Harder They Fall (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Jay-Z and Jeymes Samuel (Geneva Club/Roc Nation Records, LLC)

Coming 2 America (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Eddie Murphy, Craig Brewer, Kevin Misher, Randy Spendlove, Jeff Harleston, Brittney Ramsdell (Def Jam Recordings)

Judas and the Black Messiah (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Mark Isham and Craig Harris (WaterTower Music)

Respect

Jason Michael Webb and Stephen Bray (Epic Records)

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Music from the Motion Picture)

Salaam Remi, Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq, Warren “E” Felder, Downtown Trevor Brown (Warner Records)

OUTSTANDING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN SONG

Winner
Help Me

Tamela Mann feat. The Fellas (Tillymann Music Group)

Believe for It

CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel/Fair Trade Services/Red Alliance Media)

Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)

H.E.R. and Tauren Wells (RCA Records/Sony Music)

Overcome 2021

Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA Records)

Time for Reparations

Sounds of Blackness (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)

OUTSTANDING JAZZ ALBUM - INSTRUMENTAL

Winner
Sounds from the Ancestors

Kenny Garrett (Mack Avenue Music Group)

Forever... Jaz

Jazmin Ghent (Independent Artist)

Love Languages

Nathan Mitchell (ENM Music Group)

Somewhere Different

Brandee Younger (Impulse! Records)

The Magic of Now

Orrin Evans (Smoke Sessions Records)

OUTSTANDING JAZZ ALBUM - VOCAL

Winner
Generations

The Baylor Project (Be A Light)

Dear Love

Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force (Empress Legacy Records)

Ledisi Sings Nina

Ledisi (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)

Let There Be Love

Freda Payne (Alain Franke Records)

Salswing!

Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta (Rubén Blades Productions)

OUTSTANDING SOUL/R&B SONG

Winner
Pick Up Your Feelings

Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)

Damage

H.E.R. (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)

Be Alive

Beyoncé (Columbia Records/Parkwood)

Have Mercy

Chlöe (Columbia Records/Parkwood)

Leave the Door Open

Silk Sonic (Atlantic/Aftermath)

OUTSTANDING HIP HOP/RAP SONG

Winner
Fye Fye

Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe (Tobe Nwigwe, LLC)

Best Friend

Saweetie feat. Doja Cat (ICY/Warner Records)

Industry Baby

Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow (Columbia Records)

My Life

J. Cole feat. 21 Savage and Morray (Dreamville/Roc Nation)

Way 2 Sexy

Drake feat. Future and Young Thug (Republic Records)

OUTSTANDING DUO, GROUP OR COLLABORATION (TRADITIONAL)

Winner
Silk Sonic

Leave the Door Open (Atlantic/Aftermath)

Anthony Hamilton and Jennifer Hudson

Superstar (My Music Box LLC/BMG)

Chloe x Halle

Georgia on My Mind (Columbia Records/Parkwood)

Jazmine Sullivan feat. H.E.R.

Girl Like Me (RCA Records)

Leela James feat. Anthony Hamilton

Complicated (Remix) (SheSangz Music, Inc./BMG)

OUTSTANDING DUO, GROUP OR COLLABORATION (CONTEMPORARY)

Winner
Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe

Fye Fye (Tobe Nwigwe, LLC)

Chris Brown feat. Young Thug, Future, Lil Durk and Latto

Go Crazy (Remix) (RCA Records)

Doja Cat feat. SZA

Kiss Me More (RCA Records/Kemosabe Records)

Drake feat. Future and Young Thug

Way 2 Sexy (Republic Records)

H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown

Come Through (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY (FILM)

Winner
Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power

(Greenwich Entertainment)

Attica

(Showtime)

My Name Is Pauli Murray

(Amazon Studios/Participant)

Summer of Soul

(...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures/Onyx Collective/Hulu)

Tina

(HBO Documentary Films)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION)

Winner
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

(Netflix)

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

(Apple TV+)

American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free

(PBS)

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali

(Netflix)

Insecure: The End

(HBO)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A COMEDY SERIES

Winner
Issa Rae

Insecure -"Everything Gonna Be, Okay?!" (HBO)

Ashley Nicole Black

Ted Lasso - "Do the Right-est Thing" (Apple TV+)

Leann Bowen

Ted Lasso - "Lavender" (Apple TV+)

Maya Erskine

Pen15 - "Blue in Green" (Hulu)

Temi Wilkey

Sex Education - "Episode #3.6" (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES

Winner
Davita Scarlett

The Good Fight - "And the Firm Had Two Partners…" (Paramount+)

Aurin Squire

Evil - "C Is for Cop" (Paramount+)

Malcolm Spellman

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - "New World Order" (Disney+)

Nkechi Okoro Carroll

All American - "Homecoming" (The CW)

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchunk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J

Pose - "Series Finale Part I" and "Series Finale Part II" (FX Network)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR SPECIAL

Winner
Abdul Williams

Salt-N-Pepa (Lifetime Movie Network)

Mario Miscione, Marcella Ochoa

Madres (Amazon Studios)

Monique N. Matthews

A Holiday in Harlem (Hallmark Channel)

Sameer Gardezi

Hot Mess Holiday (Comedy Central)

Sherman Payne, Jay Walker

Black As Night (Amazon Studios)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Shaka King, Will Berson, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris

Zola (A24)

Jeymes Samuel, Boaz Yakin

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Virgil Williams

A Journal for Jordan (Columbia Pictures)

Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta

Candyman (Universal Pictures)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A COMEDY SERIES

Winner
Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle

South Side - "Tornado" (HBO Max)

Melina Matsoukas

Insecure - "Reunited, Okay?!" (HBO)

Neema Barnette

Harlem - "Once Upon a Time in Harlem" (Amazon Studios)

Prentice Penny

Insecure - "Everything's Gonna Be, Okay?!" (HBO)

Tiffany Johnson

Black Monday - "Eight!" (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A DRAMA SERIES

Winner
Barry Jenkins

The Underground Railroad - "Chapter 9: Indiana Winter" (Amazon Studios)

Anthony Hemingway

Genius - "Aretha: Respect" (National Geographic)

Carl Seaton

Godfather of Harlem - "The Bonanno Split" (Epix)

Carl Seaton

Snowfall - "Fight or Flight" (FX Network)

Hanelle M. Culpepper

True Story - "Chapter 7: Like Cain Did Abel" (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR SPECIAL

Winner
Kenny Leon

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)

Jaffar Mahmood

Hot Mess Holiday (Comedy Central)

Mario Van Peebles

Salt-N-Pepa (Lifetime)

Maritte Lee Go

Black As Night (Amazon Studios)

Veronica Rodriguez

Let's Get Merried (VH1)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A MOTION PICTURE

Winner
Shaka King

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Denzel Washington

A Journal for Jordan (Columbia Pictures)

Jeymes Samuel

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Tick, Tick... Boom! (Netflix)

Reinaldo Marcus Green

King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION OR MOTION PICTURE)

Winner
Samantha M. Knowles, Yoruba Richen, Geeta Gandbhir, Nadia Hallgren

Black and Missing (HBO Max)

Andre Gaines

The One and Only Dick Gregory (Showtime)

Dawn Porter

Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer (National Geographic)

Sam Pollard

MLK/FBI (IFC Films)

Spike Lee

NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½ (HBO Max)

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - FICTION

Winner
Long Division

Kiese Laymon (Simon & Schuster)

Harlem Shuffle

Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House)

Libertie

Kaitlyn Greenidge (Algonquin Books)

The Man Who Lived Underground

Richard Wright (Library of America)

The Perishing

Natashia Deón (Counterpoint Press)

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - NONFICTION

Winner
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Nikole Hannah-Jones (Penguin Random House)

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Judy Tyrus, Paul Novosel (Kensington)

Just As I Am

Cicely Tyson (Amistad)

My Remarkable Journey

Katherine Johnson, with Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore (Amistad)

Renegades: Born in the USA

Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen (Penguin Random House)

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - DEBUT AUTHOR

Winner
Just As I Am

Cicely Tyson (Amistad)

My Remarkable Journey

Katherine Johnson, with Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore (Amistad)

Other Black Girl: A Novel

Zakiya Dalila Harris (Simon & Schuster)

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (HarperCollins Publishers)

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

Rebecca Hall (Simon & Schuster)

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Winner
Will

Will Smith with Mark Manson (Penguin Random House)

Just As I Am

Cicely Tyson (Amistad)

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

Tarana Burke (Flatiron Books)

Unprotected: A Memoir

Billy Porter (Abrams Press)

Until I Am Free

Keisha N. Blain (Beacon Press)

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - INSTRUCTIONAL

Winner
Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom

Tabitha Brown (HarperCollins Publishers)

Diversity Is Not Enough: A Roadmap to Recruit, Develop and Promote Black Leaders in America

Keith Wyche (Kandelle Publishing)

Permission to Dream

Chris Gardner with Mim Eichler-Rivas (Amistad)

Teaching Black History to White People

Leonard N. Moore (University of Texas Press)

The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations

Robert Livingston (Penguin Random House)

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - POETRY

Winner
Perfect Black

Crystal Wilkinson (University Press of Kentucky)

Playlist for the Apocalypse

Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)

Such Color: New and Selected Poems

Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)

The Wild Fox of Yemen: Poems

Threa Almontaser (Graywolf Press)

What Water Knows: Poems

Jacqueline Jones LaMon (TriQuarterly)

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - CHILDREN

Winner
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words

Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (HarperCollins)

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy

Misty Copeland (Aladdin)

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Penguin Young Readers)

Time for Bed, Old House

Janet Costa Bates, A.G. Ford (Candlewick Press)

When Langston Dances

Kaija Langley, Keith Mallett (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - YOUTH/TEENS

Winner
Ace of Spades

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Feiwel & Friends)

Happily Ever Afters

Elise Bryant (HarperCollins)

The Cost of Knowing

Brittney Morris (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

When You Look Like Us

Pamela N. Harris (HarperCollins)

Wings of Ebony

J. Elle (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

OUTSTANDING NEWS AND INFORMATION PODCAST

Winner
Blindspot: Tulsa Burning

#SundayCivics

After the Uprising: The Death of Danyé Dion Jones

Into America

Un(re)solved

OUTSTANDING LIFESTYLE/SELF-HELP PODCAST

Winner
Two Funny Mamas

Checking In with Michelle Williams

The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema

The SonRise Project Podcast

Under Construction with Tamar Braxton

OUTSTANDING SOCIETY AND CULTURE PODCAST

Winner
Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Professional Troublemaker

Questlove Supreme

Super Soul

OUTSTANDING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST

Winner
Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Club Shay Shay

Questlove Supreme

Reasonably Shady

The History of Sketch Comedy with Keegan-Michael Key

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

Winner
Laron Hines

Eunique Jones Gibson

Kevonstage

Lynae Vanee

Terrell Grice