2007 Image Award nominees and winners


Winners in bold.


Motion Picture
"Akeelah and the Bee" (Lionsgate)
"Blood Diamond" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
"Catch a Fire" (Focus Features)
"Dreamgirls" (Paramount/DreamWorks)
"The Pursuit of Happyness" (Sony)

Actor in a Motion Picture
Laurence Fishburne, "Akeelah and the Bee" (Lionsgate)
Jamie Foxx, "Dreamgirls" (Paramount/DreamWorks)
Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness" (Sony)
Denzel Washington, "Inside Man" (Universal)
Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland" (Fox Searchlight)

Actress in a Motion Picture
Penelope Cruz, "Volver" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Beyonce Knowles, "Dreamgirls" (Paramount/DreamWorks)
Sanaa Lathan, "Something New" (Focus Features)
Keke Palmer, "Akeelah and the Bee" (Lionsgate)
Queen Latifah, "Last Holiday" (Paramount)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Harry Belafonte, "Bobby" (MGM/The Weinstein Co.)
Danny Glover, "Dreamgirls" (Paramount/DreamWorks)
Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls" (Paramount/DreamWorks)
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness" (Sony)

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Angela Bassett, "Akeelah and the Bee" (Lionsgate)
Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls" (Paramount/DreamWorks)
Thandie Newton, "The Pursuit of Happyness" (Sony)
Anika Noni Rose, "Dreamgirls" (Paramount/DreamWorks)
Kerry Washington, "The Last King of Scotland" (Fox Searchlight)

Independent or Foreign Film
"An Inconvenient Truth" (Paramount Vantage)
"Curse of the Golden Flower" (Sony Pictures Classics)
"Days of Glory" (Indigenes) (MGM/The Weinstein Co.)
"Tsotsi" (Miramax)
"Volver" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Directing in a Feature Film/TV Movie, Comedy or Drama
Sanaa Hamri, "Something New" (Focus Features)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel" (Paramount Vantage)
Spike Lee, "Inside Man" (Universal)
Tyler Perry, "Madea's Family Reunion" (Lionsgate)
Chris Robinson, "ATL" (Lionsgate)

Writing in a Feature Film/TV Movie, Comedy or Drama
Doug Atchison, "Akeelah and the Bee" (Lionsgate)
Reggie Gaskins, "Restraining Order" (Codeblack Entertainment)
Keith Glover, "Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia
Barrino Story" (Lifetime)
Dianne Houston, "Take the Lead" (New Line)
Tyler Perry, "Madea's Family Reunion" (Lionsgate)


Comedy Series
"All of Us" (CW)
"The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox)
"Everybody Hates Chris "(CW)
"Girlfriends" (CW)
"Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Faison, "Scrubs" (NBC)
George Lopez, "George Lopez" (ABC)
Bernie Mac, "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox)
Duane Martin, "All of Us" (CW)
Tyler James Williams, "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)

Actress in a Comedy Series
Tichina Arnold, "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)
America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty" (ABC)
Raven, "That's So Raven"(Disney Channel)
Tracee Ellis Ross, "Girlfriends" (CW)
Maya Rudolph, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Terry Crews, "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)
Antonio Fargas, "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)
Reggie Hayes, "Girlfriends" (CW)
Romany Malco, "Weeds" (Showtime)
Victor Williams, "The King of Queens" (CBS)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Dee Dee Davis, "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox)
Whoopi Goldberg, "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)
Telma Hopkins, "Half & Half" (UPN)
LisaRaye McCoy Misick, "All of Us" (CW)
Vanessa L. Williams, "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Directing in a Comedy Series
Salim Akil, "The Game," "Girlfriends" (CW)
Lauren Breiting, "The Stick," "According to Jim" (ABC)
Ali LeRoi, "Everybody Hates Elections," "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)
Millicent Shelton, "Everybody Hates Valentine's Day,"
"Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)
Kenneth Whittingham, "Michael's Birthday," "The Office" (NBC)

Writing in a Comedy Series
Mara Brock Akil, "After the Storm," "Girlfriends" (CW)
Regina Y. Hicks, "I'll Have a Blueline Christmas," "Girlfriends" (CW)
Silvio Horta, "Pilot," "Ugly Betty" (ABC)
Kenny Smith, "The Trey Wiggs Episode," "The Game" (CW)
Royale Watkins, "The N Word," "All of Us" (CW)

Drama Series
"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
"Heroes" (NBC)
"24" (Fox)
"The Unit" (CBS)
"The Wire" (HBO)

Actor in a Drama Series
Hill Harper, "CSI: New York" (CBS)
Dennis Haysbert, "The Unit" (CBS)
Jesse L. Martin, "Law & Order" (NBC)
Isaiah Washington, "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
Michael K. Williams, "The Wire" (HBO)

Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Beals, "The L Word" (Showtime)
Kimberly Elise, "Close to Home" (CBS)
CCH Pounder, "The Shield" (FX)
Roselyn Sanchez, "Without a Trace" (CBS)
Regina Taylor, "The Unit" (CBS)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Gary Dourdan, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)
Omar Epps, "House" (Fox)
James Pickens Jr., "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
Wendell Pierce, "The Wire" (HBO)
Glynn Turman, "The Wire" (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Khandi Alexander, "CSI: Miami" (CBS)
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, "Without a Trace" (CBS)
Sanaa Lathan, "Nip/Tuck" (FX)
S. Epatha Merkerson, "Law & Order" (NBC)
Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

Directing in a Dramatic Series
Paris Barclay, "Saving Sammy," "Cold Case" (CBS)
Karen Gaviola, "The Whole Truth," "Lost" (ABC)
Anthony Hemingway, "Prodigal Son," "Close to Home" (CBS)
Seith Mann, "Homerooms," "The Wire" (HBO)
Craig Ross Jr., "Aliens in a Spaceship," "Bones" (Fox)

Writing in a Dramatic Series
Steven Maeda, "What If He Lets Her Go," "Daybreak" (ABC)
Shonda Rhimes, "It's the End of the World," "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
Naren Shankar, "Killer," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)
Janine Sherman-Barrois, "Darfur," "ER" (NBC)
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, "Full Hearts," "Friday Night Lights" (NBC)

TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
"Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" (Lifetime)
"Sleeper Cell: American Terror" (Showtime)
"Tsunami, The Aftermath" (HBO)
"Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till" (Court TV)
"When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" (HBO)

Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
Andre Braugher, "Thief" (FX)
Michael Ealy, "Sleeper Cell: American Terror" (Showtime)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Tsunami: The Aftermath" (HBO)
Kadeem Hardison, "Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" (Lifetime)
Clarence Williams III, "Mystery Woman" (Hallmark)

Actress in a TV Movie, Minseries or Dramatic Special
Fantasia Barrino, "Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" (Lifetime)
Loretta Devine, "Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" (Lifetime)
Patti LaBelle, "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy" (Lifetime)
Sophie Okonedo, "Tsunami: The Aftermath" (HBO)
Aisha Tyler, "For One Night" (Lifetime)

Reality Series
"American Idol" (Fox)
"America's Next Top Model" (CW)
"Black. White." (FX)
"Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)
"Run's House" (MTV)

Variety Series or Special
"2006 Black Movie Awards -- A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present and Future" (TNT)
"BET Awards 2006" (BET)
"Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher" (HBO)
"An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder" (Syndicated)
"Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable" (NBC)

Children's Program
"The Backyardigans" (Nick Jr.)
"Dora the Explorer" (Nick Jr.)
"High School Musical" (Disney Channel)
"Romeo!" (Nickelodeon)
"That's So Raven" (Disney Channel)

Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special
Corbin Bleu, "High School Musical" (Disney Channel)
Kathleen Herles, "Dora the Explorer" (Nick Jr.)
Kyle Massey, "That's So Raven" (Disney Channel)
Raven, "That's So Raven" (Disney Channel)
Romeo, "Romeo!" (Nickelodeon)


New Artist
Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol)
Cherish (Capitol)
Lupe Fiasco (Atlantic)
LeToya (Capitol)
Mario Vazquez (J Records/Arista)

Male Artist
Chris Brown (Zomba)
Jay-Z (Island Def Jam)
John Legend (Sony Urban)
Lionel Richie (Island Def Jam)
Prince (Universal Republic)

Female Artist
Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol)
Beyonce (Sony/Urban)
Mary J. Blige (Geffen)
Fantasia (J Records/Arista)
India.Arie (Universal Motown)

Duo or Group
The Cheetah Girls (Disney)
Dave Matthews Band (RCA)
Gnarls Barkley (Downtown/Atlantic)
OutKast (LaFace/Zomba)
The Roots (Island Def Jam)

Jazz Artist
Gerald Albright (Peak Records)
Regina Carter (Verve)
George Duke (Big Piano Music)
Gladys Knight (Verve)
Take 6 (Take 6 Records)

"B'Day," Beyonce (Sony Urban)
"Corinne Bailey Rae," Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol)
"Dreamgirls" (Soundtrack), Various (Music World/Sony Urban/Columbia)
"Once Again," John Legend (Sony Urban)
"Reflections: A Retrospective,"
Mary J. Blige (Geffen)

Color blind: Industry insiders on making Hollywood truly inclusive
Dialogue: NAACP's Bruce Gordon
2007 Image Award nominees
Solid gold: Image Awards host LL Cool J
2007 Image Award honorees:
Chairman's Award:Bono
President's Award: Soledad O'Brien
Hall of Fame Award: Bill Cosby