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Image Awards: And the Winners Are . . .

April 08, 1996

Here are the major winners of the 27th annual NAACP Image Awards, which were presented Saturday night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Film

* Motion Picture: "Waiting to Exhale"

* Lead Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington, "Crimson Tide"

* Lead Actress in a Motion Picture: Angela Bassett, "Waiting to Exhale"

* Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Laurence Fishburne, "Higher Learning"

* Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Loretta Devine, "Waiting to Exhale"

Television

* Youth Actor/Actress: Tatyana M. Ali, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

* Comedy Series: "Living Single"

* Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Martin Lawrence, "Martin"

* Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Erika Alexander, "Living Single"

* Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Alfonso Ribeiro, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

* Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Tichina Arnold, "Martin"

* Drama Series: "New York Undercover"

* Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Malik Yoba, "New York Undercover"

* Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Della Reese, "Touched by an Angel"

* Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Ice-T, "New York Undercover"

* Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Fatima Faloye, "New York Undercover"

* Television Movie, Miniseries or Drama Special: "The Tuskegee Airmen"

* Actor in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Drama Special: Laurence Fishburne, "The Tuskegee Airmen"

* Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Drama Special: Alfre Woodard, "The Piano Lesson"

* Daytime Drama Series: "The Young and the Restless"

* Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Kristoff St. John, "The Young and the Restless"

* Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Victoria Rowell, "The Young and the Restless"

* Variety Series/Special: "The 1995 Essence Awards"

* Performance in a Variety Series/Special: Eddie & Gerald Levert, "The 1995 Essence Awards"

* Educational/Informational Youth or Children's Series/Special: "Levar Burton Presents: A Reading Rainbow Special"

* Performance in an Educational/Informational Youth or Children's Series/Special: Levar Burton, "Reading Rainbow"

* Animated/Live-Action/Dramatic Youth or Children's Series/Special: "CBS Schoolbreak Special: What About Your Friends"

* Performance in an Animated/Live-Action/Dramatic Youth or Children's Series/Special: Denzel Washington, "Happily Ever After: Rumpelstiltskin"

* News, Talk or Information Series: "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

* News, Talk or Information Special: "CNN Special Coverage: The Million Man March"

Literature

* Literary Work, Fiction: "Children of the Dust," by Clancy Carlisle

* Literary Work, Nonfiction: "When We Were Colored," by Clifton Taulbert

* Literary Work, Children: "Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and True Tales" by Virginia Hamilton

Music

* New Artist: Brandy, "Brandy"

* Male Artist: Luther Vandross, "Songs"

* Female Artist: Whitney Houston, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"

* Duo or Group: Boyz II Men, "II"

* Rap Artist: LL Cool J, "Mr. Smith"

* Jazz Artist: Quincy Jones, "Q's Juke Joint"

* Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin and the Family, "Kirk Franklin and the Family"

* Music Video: "Waterfalls," TLC, directed by F. Gary Gray

* Soundtrack Album: "Waiting to Exhale"

* Song: "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Babyface

* Album: "Waiting to Exhale"

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