Precursor: 51st NAACP Image Awards (2019)

In spite of Harriet being among the Oscar nominees, Just Mercy, which was only loosely in the Oscar conversation this year outperformed every other film that had gotten more buzz to take a majority of the prizes.

Award Tallies

(4) Just Mercy
(2) Little, Us

The Nominations

Best Motion Picture

Just Mercy

Best Independent Motion Picture

Dolemite Is My Name

Best Directing

Chiwetel Ejiofor – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Best Actor

Michael B. Jordan – Just Mercy

Best Actress

Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Best Supporting Actor

Jamie Foxx – Just Mercy

Best Supporting Actress

Marsai Martin – Little

Best Writing


Best Documentary

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Best Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Marsai Martin – Little

Best Ensemble

Just Mercy

Best Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

James Earl Jones – The Lion King

Entertainer of the Year


Soundtrack/Compilation Album

The Lion King: The Gift

NAACP Image Awards Data

Year Founded: 1909
First Awards: 1968 (51)

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