Celebrity Photographer Travis Jourdain Lands U/5 Role On The Young and The Restless Soap opera airs on CBS
Celebrity Photographer Travis Jourdain will be appearing in the soap opera The Young and the Restless on Friday May 4th, 2012 on CBS at 12:30 pst. Be sure to tune in.
On April 28, 2012 it was announced that Travis Jourdain has decided to jump back into the acting business after taking a break for awhile, and within 2 weeks back in the biz he landed a role on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
During his break from the acting business he took some time to learn about the “Industry”.
He decided to get into the music business, and started developing artists which he later managed.
Travis also opened a small indie record label that was running for 3 years. He then branched out into the PR business, then spent some time behind a casting desk learning the different aspects of the industry along the way.
With all this under his belt he decided to venture off into another important part of this industry. Which happen to be photography. He found a niche in the photography business and has been pursing a career as a Celebrity Photographer for the past few years.
A veteran in photography, though Travis is fairly new to the Hollywood scene. He has managed to establish himself in such a short period of time as an amazing red carpet, movie stills, and headshot photographer. While doing so has positioned himself right in the middle of all the action. From creating amazing headshots of upcoming and established actors, to covering red carpet events for major celebrities, and shooting stills on movie sets. Capturing these priceless moments is what he does best. So many opportunities have derived from the people, and events that he has associated with such as shooting the 12th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival Opening Night – Arrivals, Echo Hattix Bday Party, Big Bang New Year’s Eve 2012 Party Hosted by Mario Lopez, Chrysler Presents The 2012 300s with Beats by Dr. Dre, “Riverdance” at the Pantages Theatre Opening Night – Arrivals, 21st Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, 9th Annual Tri-Union Diversity awards, Artist for Peace concert with Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan, 15th Annual Los Angeles Latino awards, 5th Annual Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner, Bollywood Hollywood Fusion, Rev. Jesse Jackson 69th Birthday, Last Day of Summer – film screening, American Ballet of Los Angeles, Branded Art Red Carpet w/ Macy Gray, BLO Hair Salon Grand Opening, National Association for Hispanic Advancement, Far East Movement – music group, Mrs. Asia USA, F.A.M.E, MONIQUE COLEMAN OF “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL”, Heineken | Ashanti Event, E-40′s 40th B-DAY Party, Don Cheadle – Giant Magazine release, SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute Grand Opening and EXOTIFIT. These are just a few of the many engagements that he has been involved with. For more information you can visit Travis Jourdain IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3292560/ About The Young and the Restless: The Young and the Restless (often abbreviated to Y&R) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictionalWisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. It expanded to one hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006, the series began airing encore episodes weeknights on SOAPnet. The series is also syndicated internationally. MEDIA CONTACT: Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & PR World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc. TELS: (323) 465-3945 or (213) 321-9408 http://worldwidevitalpr.wordpress.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Sources: World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations, Wikipedia Photo credit to: FIVE MINUTE PHOTOS Graphic credit to: Wikipedia Note: Travis Jourdain is available for television, radio, online, print interviews. Contact Alex Leon at email@example.com to set it up.
Recording Artist FAWN to Host and Report as Celebrity for Diversity News TV at Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011
Hollywood, CA — Diversity News Publications PR announced on Thursday, May 19, 2011 that Recording Artist FAWN has been selected as the celebrity reporter hosting for Diversity News TV, a subsidiary of Diversity News Publications for the Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 at Universal Hilton in Universal City, CA.
“I’m very honored and thrilled to be the Celebrity Host for Diversity News TV at the Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011.” Said FAWN, Recording Artist.
FAWN will be interviewing on the red carpet selected celebrities, pageant candidates, judges, sponsors and performers at the Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 benefiting Exotifit For Humanity.
“I am very excited and happy to work again with Ms. FAWN in another elegant and classy project.” Said Esteban Steven Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications and Producer of Diversity News TV.
Our celebrity friends Ingrid Bedrosian (Ingrid’s Café owner and chef), Aura Imbarus (Book author of Out of the Transylvania Night), Heidy Fiamengo (Celebrity fashion designer), Justin Chase (Recording artist) and Shane Atoms (Local Celebrity LA winner, Former American Idol contestant, recording Artist), John Palisano (Film maker/musician), Chelsea Autumn (TV personality of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker) will join us on the red carpet. Our parent company Diversity News Publications and Diversity News Magazine are proud sponsors of Ms. Exoti_Lady World Pageant 2011, including our sponsors Ingrid’s Café, Hayavi Live International, Pacific West Health Medical Center.
“FAWN has the skills to host this event and since I met her over a year ago, we have collaborated in various projects benefitting one other in our individual careers.” Concluded Mr. Escobar.
Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Universal Hilton in Universal City, CA located at 555 Universal Terrace Parkway in Universal City, CA 91608-1001. To purchase tickets online visit http://msexoti-ladypageant.eventbrite.com/
Fawn is an award-winning recording artist and songwriter. Her song “Wish U Love” made it to #6 on the Billboard dance charts and was nominated for the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. Fawn’s songs have been heard in TV Shows and Films such as The Natalee Holloway Story, Ugly Betty, The Young and The Restless and many more. She won 2 coveted JPF Music Award For Best Dance Album and Best Dance Single, and her song ‘Wish U Love’ made it into the top 150 hit dance songs for 2009. Her music video of the same song remained in the top music videos for 5 months on MTV’s Logo Channel. Fawn is available for bookings, interviews, appearances and shows. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and for more information about Fawn visit her official website at http://www.fawnmusic.com or at www.imdb.com under Fawn (II).
About Steven Escobar:
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador on September 6th) is an American Journalist, Reporter, Editor, Columnist, Writer, Publicist and Philanthropist. Also he has over 10 years experience in Healthcare Finance as Account Receivables Specialist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online consumer news magazine that is visited by more than half a million visitors per month and growing each day. Esteban Steven Escobar is also the President of Diversity News Publications, a media and public relations firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies. Steven Escobar is also the Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Associated Content. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 2011 he joined Saddle UP LA benefiting The Life Group LA and Exotifit For Humanity. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/
About Diversity News Magazine:
Is a consumer news magazine covering News, Entertainment, Features, Awards, Sports, Events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the Classified and Display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform their Diverse community world wide and focusing in local, nation and international News, Entertainment, Features, Sports and more importantly newsworthy items that would be of interest to our Diverse cultures affecting their specific town and the Diverse World. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewspublications.com/
About Diversity News Publications:
Founded in 2003 Diversity News Publications, is a media and public relations firm specialized in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations services who combines all sources in one.
General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, Sesame Street Nominated for 38th Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards
On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from New York The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.
The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast from Las Vegas for the second year in a row on June 19th, 2011 over the CBS Television Network, hosted by Wayne Brady, the Emmy® Award winning actor, singer, and comedian and host of the CBS game show, Let’s Make a Deal.
“It is with great pleasure that the Daytime Emmy® Awards returns to the CBS Network again,” said Darryl Cohen, Chairman, NATAS. “The Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the cornerstones of our business and this year’s Las Vegas-based celebration, produced with our broadcast partner, Associated Television International, and hosted by Wayne Brady promises to be an exciting evening of entertainment.”
The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to game show hosts Pat Sajak of Wheel of Fortune and Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! “In honoring Pat and Alex, we’re honoring not only two of the great game shows throughout the history of television,” said Cohen, “but two individuals whose talent and personality have given us an additional reason to tune in and watch.”
Associated Television International’s (ATI) President and Emmy® award-winning producer David McKenzie will serve as executive producer of the broadcast.
The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala, which honors the craft behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre will return to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, June 17th, 2011.
The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2010 calendar year.
Today’s announcement of Nominees includes four Winners in the category of Individual Achievement in Animation chosen by a juried panel of peer judges. They are “Diamond” Dave Merritt, Background Design for Toot & Puddle, NICK Jr., Vince Toyama, Background Design for Transformers Prime, The Hub, Christophe Vacher, Color Design for Transformers Prime, The Hub and Kaz Aizawa, Background Painter for T.U.F.F. Puppy, Nickelodeon.
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A breakdown of the awards by network, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP, follows.
The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations:
General Hospital—————————————– 21
The Young and the Restless————————— 20
Sesame Street——————————————— 16
The Bold and the Beautiful—————————- 14
All My Children—————————————— 13
The Ellen DeGeneres Show—————————- 12
One Life To Live—————————————– 12
Penguins of Madagascar——————————— 8
The Electric Company———————————– 7
Today Show————————————————- 6
Transformers Prime————————————– 6
The View—————————————————- 6
Days of Our Lives—————————————– 5
The Oprah Winfrey Show——————————- 5
84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade—- 4
As the World Turns————————————— 4
Between the Lions—————————————– 4
Private Sessions——————————————– 4
The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear———- 4
Biz Kid$—————————————————– 3
Disney Kick Buttowski———————————– 3
Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse———————- 3
The Doctors————————————————- 3
Fanboy and Chum Chum——————————– 3
FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman—————————- 3
Giada At Home——————————————– 3
Live with Regis and Kelly——————————- 3
Rachael Ray———————————————— 3
Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee——— 3
The Wendy Williams Show—————————— 3
America‘s Test Kitchen———————————- 2
Back at the Barnyard———————————— 2
Cash Cab—————————————————- 2
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!—— 2
Dinosaur Train——————————————— 2
The Dr. Oz Show—————————————— 2
Dr. Phil——————————————————- 2
The Martha Stewart Show—————————— 2
The Nate Berkus Show———————————– 2
New Orleans: Getting Back to Normal————— 2
Paula’s Best Dishes—————————————- 2
The Price Is Right—————————————– 2
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef————————— 2
The Wonder Pets!—————————————– 2
Toot & Puddle———————————————- 2
Yo Gabba Gabba!—————————————– 2
FOR THE COMPLETE NOMINATIONS LIST VISIT: http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/daytime_38th_nominations.html
or click to 38th annual daytime emmy awards nominations
About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting. Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv
About Associated Television International:
Associated Television International is an Emmy Award-winning company that has been successfully producing and distributing television series, specials and feature films for over three decades. ATI’s programs have aired on all U.S. broadcast networks, major cable channels and with television partners all over the world. Current series in production include “Heroes Among Us,” “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World,” “World’s Funniest Moments,” the Emmy-nominated “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler,” and the recently announced untitled Bristol Palin real-life docu-series for Bio. ATI has also been Emmy-nominated for its socially conscious programming and won for “America’s Invisible Children” and “On the Edge: The Poverty Crisis in Africa.”
Source: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Photo credit to: Steven Escobar, Diversity News Publications
Posting is in part Sponsored by: Ingrid’s Cafe
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the nominees and we wish them good luck.
On April 1, 2011 The Eerie Digest Magazine owned by publisher and writer Mr. Joseph O’Donnell and our media partner interviewed our mutual friend Actress, Singer and Songwriter FAWN.
Fawn was asked about her music career, film, tv credits, nominations, awards and charity involvement.
ED- The Eerie Digest is really proud to introduce someone that has been a major part of many of the favorite television shows and films today. Singer / Songwriter / Recording Artist and Composer Fawn has created, written and sung many of the songs heard on popular television shows that we watch daily. She also is a well noted singer and has won some of the most prestigious awards. Fawn, please tell our readers about your early days in music and your greatest influence towards this profession.
FAWN-The earliest connection I had to music was when I was still in diapers, and not yet walking. My parents have video footage of me pulling myself up in the crib, bouncing up and down to music, until my diapers fall down around my ankles! My earliest recollection however, was when I was 7, singing in the famed Children’s Chorale directed by Duane Wolfe. Surely, that was a huge influence on me as well as other recording artists towards this profession. I would sit for hours with my heard phones on, listening to records, over and over, each time listening to a different instrumental line in the song and memorizing it. At the time, I didn’t realize that by listening to incredible songwriters, I was being taught prosody, commercial melody, lyrics, structure. Writers such as Gershwin, Sly Stone, John Denver, John Bettis, Queen, Pink Floyd, Sting, Michael Jackson, Paul Williams, Eminem, Marty Panzer, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mercer, Dolly Parton, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Madonna, Barry Manilow, Diane Warren, The Carpenters, James Taylor, Dan Foelberg, India Arie, Cat Stevens, Billy Joel, Carole King, The Beatles – were influencing and shaping my composing and lyrical skills. It felt like music was seeping out of my pores, so it had to go somewhere – into my piano, into my voice, into writing songs, into doing commercials. I started singing radio jingles at age 10 and I think that the catchy jingle melodies also had an influence on making me a very commercial writer.
ED- In 2010 your work appeared in ‘The Click List: Top 10 Videos’. Tell us about this and how it compared with your earlier work.
FAWN- It’s difficult to compare this because it had nothing to do with composing or writing songs for Film and Television, this was for mainstream dance/pop music. The Click list aired my music video for my hit dance song ‘Wish U Love’, produced by Chad Jack and Tim Letteer, and the music video was Directed by Stephen Wozniak. The song ultimately made it to #6 on the Billboard Dance Charts and the music video stayed in the top 10 for 5 months on MTV’s LOGO Channel, The Click List. It was a wonderful surprise.
ED- During this same period (2008-2011) you also worked with the popular television show ‘The Young and the Restless’. Please describe your work on this production.
FAWN- The songs I’ve written for Young and The Restless have ranged from Pop songs, ala Katy Perry in French to Dance songs, to piano based compositions, to Standard Christmas songs, to Jazz songs, to Halloween songs, to acoustic songs, to rap songs, to hip hop, to broadway, to children’s songs. As a songwriter and vocalist, I have an expansive range of styles I’ve written and performed in. I also sing in almost every language. There is one specific memory I have where there was an ‘emergency’- the deadline was just one hour. I had to write, sing and record the song in French…luckily I had a brilliant arranger and producer to work with to make that deadline happen, Danny James. He sent me a 10 second loop, which I looped into 1 minute and while I was recording my vocals, he was working on the arrangement and production end, I sang the song in one take, flew the vocals over to him, he mixed it and viola’! There was the song! You can hear this song on youtube/FawnTv, it’s called ‘French Kiss.’ I think I thrive under this kind of pressure. Some writers don’t do so well with that, but I tend to blossom and revel in it, because I am extremely competitive, even with myself and it challenges me on every level.
ED-You have also won many coveted awards. Please tell our readers about these and the sense of accomplishment that you felt in receiving them.
FAWN- The fist award I ever won was for saving a Junior High School from a fire when I was 13 and another award at that age for philanthropic work, but as far as my music goes, the first award I ever won was when I was 16 for The Elovox Jazz Festival for my A Cappella, 12 voiced vocal rendition of ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ by the Beatles. Shortly after that I won the top songwriting awards 3 years in a row at Berklee College Of Music for my songs ‘Livin’ With Out Your Love,’ ‘Just Look At Us Now,’ and ‘Playin’ The Fool.’ Those will always be precious and dear memories to me, being noticed in the infantry of my music career. I have won a few songwriting awards over the years, one of which was the VH-1 song of the year for my song “Into The Light” with music co-written and produced by Lasswell. In 2009 I won the JPF Music Awards for Best Dance Song for of the Year – ‘Wish u Love,’ the JPF Music Award for Best Dance Album of the year – ‘Body, Soul and Mind,’ and was nominated for the Hollywood Music In Media Award in 2010 – ‘Wish U Love’ and the Wake Up Award for 2010, which is for people who make a difference in this world. This is all I can think of, off the top of my head. I am always completely surprised just being recognized with any kind of nomination, and winning…well forget about it! I’m a mushy mess of gratitude! I do my music because it chose me, I didn’t chose it, so it is always a blessing to be recognized that you are touching people in some way and making a difference in the world through the gift of music.
ED- In 2009 you won the JPF music awards for ‘Wish U Love’ – ‘Best Dance Song’ and ‘Body Soul and Mind’ – ‘Best Dance Album’ for your album. You were also second only to Madonna in sales for the Masterbeat exclusive releases for ‘Wish U Love’ for 2 months running and you have produced several albums and singles and are working on some new material as well. Please tell us about these accomplishments and new developments.
FAWN-The JPF Music awards were held in Nashville, TN. and it was my first time ever being there, so just traveling and seeing the city was exciting enough! I remember when my name was called at the awards show – I couldn’t believe it! I think that the laughter and clapping in the audience was due to the funny, shocked look on my face when my jaw dropped down to the floor in surprise. As I was leaving the stage with my award, they were announcing the other category. The photographer was taking photos of me with my award when some one came running over to the red carpet where we were and yelled, “Fawn! You won again!” So I went back out there onstage, still a ball of nerves and excitement with tears streaming down my face from the first win. It was surreal. As for the success of “Wish U Love” it has been a dream come true. To be second to Madonna in sales was mind blowing. It was also another pleasant surprise to be just underneath Lady Ga Ga on the Billboard Charts. I was overwhelmed by the incredible talent surrounding my music and was also in awe of it. As for new developments, I am currently writing and recording some Christmas songs for a Movie Of The Week, after that I will start recording a Dance Remake of an old song for Hades Records and will be finishing up my 2 new albums – An Electro Dance Album and a Piano Compositions Album. Both will be available this year.
ED- Your work has also raised over five million dollars for people with HIV/ AIDS. This was a most worthy cause, and we know that you are a star in every right for all the fine work that you have created. We have been honored to be able to have this interview with you and want to thank you for your time with us. Please promise that you keep us updated with your career so that The Eerie Digest can share this news with our legions of readers.
FAWN – Well thank you. I think that we are all stars in our own right. I used to have this saying on my wall growing up, and I memorized it: “To be a star, you must shine your own light and do not be afraid of the darkness, for that is when stars shine their brightest.” We each need to be who we are born to be and be a LIGHT in the world. The song for HIV/AIDS was my first “real” song for the masses. Everything was donated on that song, and that was long before I knew any one with HIV/AIDS. I was a teenager when I wrote, sang and then recorded it with BT. The reason I wanted to do this song, was to give back to the world. I think we are only as good as what we give away. Thank you so much for asking me to be part of your magazine. I am honored and yes, I promise to keep you posted on my life, just for the Fawn of it! Ha Ha. For more information about FAWN visit http://www.fawnmusic.com
You can read the complete interview on The Eerie Digest Magazine
On Friday, March 4, 2011 The 42nd NAACP Image Awards were handle out live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.
The awards show was broadcast for two-hours from 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX Network. The 42nd NAACP Image Awards was hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady.
The 42nd NAACP Image Awards Complete Winners List is courtesy of http://www.thewrap.com
- Outstanding Comedy Series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
- Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: David Mann – “Meet the Browns”
- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives”
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ice Cube – “Are We There Yet?”
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
- Outstanding Drama Series: “Grey’s Anatomy”
- Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles”
- Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King – “Southland”
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard – “Law & Order: Los Angeles”
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order”
- Outstanding TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: “Sins of the Mother”
- Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba – “Luther”
- Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Jill Scott – “Sins of the Mother”
- Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Darnell Williams (“All My Children”
- Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless”
- Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special): “Unsung”
- Outstanding Talk Series: “The View”
- Outstanding Reality Series: “Sunday Best”
- Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): “UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Lionel Richie”
- Outstanding Children’s Program: “True Jackson, VP”
- Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program (Series or Special): Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP”
- Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television): “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots”
- Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Aaron McGruder – “The Boondocks”
- Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Shonda Rhimes – “Private Practice” – (Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?)
- Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Kevin Rodney Sullivan – “Modern Family” (Game Changer)
- Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Millicent Shelton – “Men of a Certain Age” (Go with the Flow)
- Outstanding Motion Picture: “For Colored Girls”
- Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli”
- Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Halle Berry – “Frankie and Alice”
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Samuel L. Jackson – “Mother and Child”
- Outstanding New Artist: Willow Smith
- Outstanding Male Artist: Usher
- Outstanding Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
- Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: John Legend and The Roots
- Outstanding Jazz Album: “From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf – Live in Marciac” – The Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Richard Galliano
- Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): “You Are Not Alone” – Mavis Staples
- Outstanding World Music Album: “VOCAbuLarieS” – Bobby McFerrin
- Outstanding Music Video: “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys
- Outstanding Song: “Bittersweet” – Fantasia Barrino
- Outstanding Album: “Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots
- Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction: Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
- Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography: You Don’t Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles by Ray Charles Robinson, Jr.
- Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional: A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life by Antwone Fisher
- Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry: 100 Best African-American Poems by Nikki Giovanni
- Outstanding Literary Work – Children: My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Authors), Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
- Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens: Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by Condoleezza Rice
The NAACP Image Awards also presented special awards to Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA – Surgeon General awarded (The Chairman’s Award) and General Colin L. Powell (The President’s Award).
If you want to find out who was nominated visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/2011/01/american-idol-glee-30-rock-nominated-for-the-42nd-naacp-image-awards/ and who attended the Nominees’ Luncheon visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/2011/02/the-42nd-naacp-image-awards-nominees%E2%80%99-luncheon-at-the-beverly-hills-hotel/
About NAACP Image Awards:
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. For more information visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net
About the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The organization’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information visit http://www.naacp.org
Photos Courtesy and (C) 2011 by Events & Celebrity Photographer Rodrigo Vaz for Diversity News Publications. (C) 2011 By Diversity News Publications.
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the winners, especial thank you to Rodrigo Vaz for covering the event for us.