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Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Warner Bros. Pictures

  • King Richard

    Warner Bros. Pictures

  • Respect

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / United Artists Releasing

  • Winner
    The Harder They Fall

    Netflix

  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Fiilms

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Denzel Washington

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Apple TV+ / A24

  • Jonathan Majors

    The Harder They Fall

    Netflix

  • LaKeith Stanfield

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    Warner Bros. Pictures

  • Mahershala Ali

    Swan Song

    Apple TV+

  • Winner
    Will Smith

    King Richard

    Warner Bros. Pictures

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Andra Day

    The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Fiilms

  • Halle Berry

    Bruised

    Netflix

  • Winner
    Jennifer Hudson

    Respect

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / United Artists Releasing

  • Tessa Thompson

    Passing

    Netflix

  • Zendaya

    Malcolm & Marie

    Netflix

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Algee Smith

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    Warner Bros. Pictures

  • Winner
    Daniel Kaluuya

    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

  • 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

  • Winner
    Regina King

    The Harder They Fall

    Netflix

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

  • American Skin

    Vertical Entertainment / BET+

  • Bruised

    Netflix

  • Winner
    CODA

    Apple TV+

  • Test Pattern

    Kino Lorber

  • The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

    Gravitas Ventures and Red Bird 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

  • Ariana DeBose

    West Side Story

    20th Century Studios

  • Winner
    Danny Boyd, Jr.

    Bruised

    Netflix

  • 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

  • Coming 2 America

    Paramount Releasing/Amazon Studios

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Warner Bros. Pictures

  • King Richard

    Warner Bros. Pictures

  • Respect

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / United Artists Releasing

  • Winner
    The Harder They Fall

    Netflix

Outstanding Animated 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

  • 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

  • Winner
    Letitia Wright

    Sing 2

    Universal Pictures

Outstanding Short-Form (Live Action)

  • Aurinko in Adagio

    HillmanGrad Productions, Ventureland, 271 Films

  • Blackout

    Film Independent

  • The Ice Cream Stop

    ICONIC FILM GROUP LLC.

  • These Final Hours

    The Knights Young

  • Winner
    When The Sun Sets (Lakutshon’ Ilanga)

    Chapman University

Outstanding Short-Form (Animated)

  • Blush

    Apple TV+

  • Robin Robin

    Netflix

  • She Dreams at Sunrise

    SATURDAY MORNING, Tribeca Studios, Procter & Gamble

  • Twenty Something

    Pixar Animation Studios

  • Winner
    Us Again

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)

  • Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

    Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu

  • Jamila Wignot

    Ailey

    Neon

  • Winner
    Jeymes Samuel

    The Harder They Fall

    Netflix

  • Liesl Tommy

    Respect

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / United Artists Releasing

  • Rebecca Hall

    Passing

    Netflix

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

  • Attica

    Showtime

  • Winner
    Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power

    Greenwich Entertainment

  • My Name Is Pauli Murray

    Amazon Studios in association with Participant

  • Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu

  • Tina

    HBO Documentary Films

Television & Streaming

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • `black-ish

    ABC

  • Harlem

    Amazon Studios

  • Winner
    Insecure

    HBO

  • 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

  • Andre Braugher

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    NBC

  • Winner
    Deon Cole

    `black-ish

    ABC

  • Kenan Thompson

    Saturday Night Live

    NBC

  • Kendrick Sampson

    Insecure

    HBO

  • Laurence Fishburne

    `black-ish

    ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Amanda Seales

    Insecure

    HBO

  • Jenifer Lewis

    `black-ish

    ABC

  • Marsai Martin

    `black-ish

    ABC

  • Winner
    Natasha Rothwell

    Insecure

    HBO

  • Wanda Sykes

    The Upshaws

    Netflix

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • Billy Porter

    Pose

    FX Network

  • Damson Idris

    Snowfall

    FX Network

  • Forest Whitaker

    Godfather of Harlem

    EPIX

  • Kofi Siriboe

    Queen Sugar

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

  • Winner
    Sterling K. Brown

    This is Us

    NBC

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 Drama Series

  • 9-1-1

    FOX

  • All American

    The CW

  • Godfather of Harlem

    EPIX

  • Pose

    FX Network

  • Winner
    Queen Sugar

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Alex R. Hibbert

    The Chi

    Showtime

  • Winner
    Cliff “Method Man” Smith

    Power Book II: Ghost

    Starz

  • 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

  • Alfre Woodard

    SEE

    Apple TV+

  • Bianca Lawson

    Queen Sugar

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

  • Chandra Wilson

    Grey's Anatomy

    ABC

  • Winner
    Mary J. Blige

    Power Book II: Ghost

    Starz

  • 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

  • Anthony Mackie

    Solos

    Amazon Studios

  • Jaden Michael

    Colin in Black & White

    Netflix

  • Winner
    Kevin Hart

    True Story

    Netflix

  • Wesley Snipes

    True Story

    Netflix

  • William Jackson Harper

    Love Life

    HBO Max

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Betty Gabriel

    Clickbait

    Netflix

  • Cynthia Erivo

    Genius: Aretha

    National Geographic

  • Danielle Brooks

    Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

    Lifetime

  • Jodie Turner-Smith

    Anne Boleyn

    AMC+

  • Winner
    Taraji P. Henson

    Annie Live!

    NBC

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

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

    NBC

  • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

    NBC

  • Soul of A Nation

    ABC

  • Winner
    The Reidout

    MSNBC

  • Unsung

    TV One

Outstanding Talk Series

  • Desus & Mero

    Showtime

  • Hart to Heart

    Peacock

  • Winner
    Red Table Talk

    Facebook Watch

  • Tamron Hall

    Syndicated

  • The Real

    Syndicated

Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

  • Celebrity Family Feud

    ABC

  • Iyanla: Fix My Life

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

  • Sweet Life: Los Angeles

    HBO Max

  • The Voice

    NBC

  • Winner
    Wild ‘n Out

    VH1

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show

    HBO

  • BET Awards 2021

    BET Networks

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Netflix

  • Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3

    Amazon Studios

  • Winner
    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

    Comedy Central

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Ada Twist, Scientist

    Netflix

  • Winner
    Family Reunion

    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)

  • Alaya “That Girl 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

  • Winner
    Miles Brown

    `black-ish

    ABC

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

  • Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez

    Desus & Mero

    Showtime

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

    The Real

    Syndicated

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

    Red Table Talk

    Facebook Watch

  • Joy Reid

    The Reidout

    MSNBC

  • LeBron James

    The Shop: Uninterrupted

    HBO

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

  • 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

  • Winner
    Trevor Noah

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

    Comedy Central

Outstanding Guest Performance

  • Alani “La La” Anthony

    The Chi

    Showtime

  • Christina Elmore

    Insecure

    HBO

  • Daniel Kaluuya

    Saturday Night Live

    NBC

  • Erika Alexander

    Run the World

    Starz

  • Winner
    Maya Rudolph

    Saturday Night Live

    NBC

Outstanding Animated Series

  • Big Mouth

    Netflix

  • Peanut Headz: Black History Toonz

    Kweli TV

  • Super Sema

    YouTube Originals

  • Winner
    We The People

    Netflix

  • Yasuke

    Netflix

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)

  • Angela Bassett

    Malika: The Lion Queen

    FOX

  • Billy Porter

    Fairfax

    Amazon Studios

  • Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

    Karma's World

    Netflix

  • Winner
    Cree Summer

    Rugrats

    Paramount +

  • Keke Palmer

    Big Mouth

    Netflix

Outstanding Short Form Series - Comedy or Drama

  • Winner
    Between the Scenes – The Daily Show

    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

  • Life By The Horns

    Snapchat

  • Memory Builds The Monument

    IYO Visuals / Fifth Ward CRC

  • Widen the Screen: 8:46 Films

    BET Networks, SATURDAY MORNING

  • Through Our Eyes

    HBO Max

  • Winner
    Lynching Postcards: “Token of a Great Day”

    MTV Documentary Films / Paramount+

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 Supporting Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Winner
    Courtney B. Vance

    Genius: 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

  • Anika Noni Rose

    Maid

    Netflix

  • Natasha Rothwell

    The White Lotus

    HBO

  • Pauletta Washington

    Genius: Aretha

    National Geographic

  • Winner
    Regina Hall

    Nine Perfect Strangers

    Hulu

  • Sheila Atim

    The Underground Railroad

    Amazon Studios

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

  • 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

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

    Netflix

  • Insecure Documentary

    HBO

Recording

Outstanding New Artist

  • Cynthia Erivo

    Ch. 1 Vs. 1

    Verve Records / UMG Recordings

  • Jimmie Allen

    Bettie James Gold Edition

    BBR Music Group

  • Winner
    Saweetie

    Best Friend feat. Doja Cat

    ICY / Warner Records

  • 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

    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

  • Ari Lennox

    Pressure

    Dreamville / Interscope Records

  • Beyonce´

    Be Alive

    Columbia Records / Parkwood

  • Chlöe

    Have Mercy

    Columbia Records / Parkwood

  • H.E.R.

    Back of My Mind

    RCA Records / MBK Entertainment

  • Winner
    Jazmine Sullivan

    Heaux Tales

    RCA Records

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

  • 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.

  • Winner
    Overcomer

    Tamela Mann

    Tillymann Music Group

  • 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 feat. Brandy

    Motown

  • Touch It

    KiDi

    Lynx Entertainment / MadeInENY / Empire

  • Understand

    Omah Lay

    The KeyQaad / Sire Records

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

  • Best Friend

    Saweetie feat. Doja Cat

    ICY / Warner Records

  • Winner
    Essence

    Wizkid feat. Tems

    RCA Records / Starboy / Sony Music International

  • 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

  • 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

  • Winner
    Heaux Tales

    Jazmine Sullivan

    RCA Records

  • When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time

    Givēon

    Epic Records

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

  • Coming 2 America (Amazon Original 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 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Jason Michael Webb and Stephen Bray

    Epic Records

  • Winner
    The Harder They Fall (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    JAY-Z and Jeymes Samuel

    Geneva Club / Roc Nation Records, LLC

  • 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

  • Believe For It

    CeCe Winans

    Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media

  • Winner
    Help Me

    Tamela Mann feat. The Fellas

    Tillymann Music Group

  • 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

  • Forever…Jaz

    Jazmin Ghent

    Independent Artist

  • Love Languages

    Nathan Mitchell

    ENM Music Group

  • Somewhere Different

    Brandee Younger

    Impulse! Records

  • Winner
    Sounds from the Ancestors

    Kenny Garrett

    Mack Avenue Music Group

  • The Magic of Now

    Orrin Evans

    Smoke Sessions Records

Outstanding Jazz Album - Vocal

  • Dear Love

    Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force

    Empress Legacy Records

  • Winner
    Generations

    The Baylor Project

    Be A Light

  • Ledisi Sings Nina

    Ledisi

    Listen Back Entertainment / BMG

  • Let There Be Love

    Freda Payne

    Alain Franke Records/The Sound of LA

  • SALSWING!

    Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

    Rubén Blades Productions

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song

  • 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

  • Winner
    Pick Up Your Feelings

    Jazmine Sullivan

    RCA Records

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song

  • Best Friend

    Saweetie feat. Doja Cat

    ICY / Warner Records

  • Winner
    Fye Fye

    Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe

    Tobe Nwigwe, LLC

  • Industry Baby

    Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow

    Columbia Records

  • My Life with 21 Savage and Morray

    J. Cole

    Dreamville / Roc Nation

  • Way 2 Sexy

    Drake

    Republic Records

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

  • Anthony Hamilton feat. Jennifer Hudson

    Superstar

    My Music Box LLC / BMG

  • Chlöe 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

  • Winner
    Silk Sonic

    Leave the Door Open

    Atlantic / Aftermath

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)

  • 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 & Young Thug

    Way 2 Sexy

    Republic Records

  • H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown

    Come Through

    RCA Records / MBK Entertainment

  • Winner
    Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe

    Fye Fye

    Tobe Nwigwe, LLC

Literary

Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction

  • Harlem Shuffle

    Colson Whitehead

    Penguin Random House

  • Libertie

    Kaitlyn Greenidge

    Algonquin Books

  • Winner
    Long Division

    Kiese Laymon

    Simon & Schuster

  • The Man Who Lived Underground

    Richard Wright

    Library of America

  • The Perishing

    Natashia Deón

    Counterpoint Press

Outstanding Literary Work - Nonfiction

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem: A History, A Celebration, A Movement

    Judy Tyrus, Paul Novosel

    Kensington

  • Just As I Am

    Cicely Tyson

    Amistad

  • My Remarkable Journey

    Katherine Johnson

    Amistad

  • Renegades: Born in the USA

    Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen

    Penguin Random House

  • Winner
    The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

    Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Penguin Random House

Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author

  • Winner
    Just As I Am

    Cicely Tyson

    Amistad

  • My Remarkable Journey

    Katherine Johnson

    Amistad

  • The 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

  • Just As I Am

    Cicely Tyson

    Amistad

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

    Tarana Burke

    Macmillan / Flatiron Books

  • Unprotected: A Memoir

    Billy Porter

    Abrams Press

  • Until I Am Free

    Keisha Blain

    Beacon Press

  • Winner
    Will

    Will Smith

    Penguin Random House

Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional

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

    Keith Wyche

    Kandelle Publishing

  • Winner
    Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business)

    Tabitha Brown

    HarperCollins Publishers

  • Permission to Dream

    Chris Gardner

    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

    Threa Almontaser

    Graywolf Press

  • What Water Knows: Poems

    Jacqueline Jones LaMon

    Northwestern University Press

Outstanding Literary Work - Children

  • Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy

    Misty Copeland

    Aladdin

  • Change Sings

    Amanda Gorman Loren Long

    Penguin Young Readers

  • Winner
    Stacey’s Extraordinary Words

    Stacey Abrams Kitt Thomas

    HarperCollins

  • Time for Bed, Old House

    Janet Costa Bates A.G. Ford

    Candlewick Press

  • When Langston Dances

    Kaija Langley Keith Mallett

    S&S Books for Young Readers

Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens

  • Winner
    Ace of Spades

    Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

    Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan

  • Happily Ever Afters

    Elise Bryant

    HarperCollins

  • The Cost of Knowing

    Brittney Morris

    Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

  • When You Look Like Us

    Pamela N. Harris

    HarperCollins

  • Wings of Ebony

    J. Elle

    S&S Books for Young Readers

Directing

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

  • Anthony Hemingway

    Genius: Aretha "Respect"

    National Geographic

  • Winner
    Barry Jenkins

    The Underground Railroad - "Indiana Winter"

    Amazon Studios

  • Carl Seaton

    Snowfall - "Fight or Flight"

    FX Network

  • Carl Seaton

    Godfather of Harlem - "The Bonanno Split"

    EPIX

  • Hanelle Culpepper

    True Story - "Like Cain Did Abel"

    Netflix

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

  • Jaffar Mahmood

    Hot Mess Holiday

    Comedy Central

  • Winner
    Kenny Leon

    Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

    Lifetime

  • 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

  • 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

  • Winner
    Shaka King

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    Warner Bros. Pictures

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

  • 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

  • Winner
    Samantha Knowles, Yoruba Richen, Geeta Gandbhir, Nadia Hallgren

    Black and Missing

    HBO

  • Spike Lee

    NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½

    HBO Max

Writing

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

  • Ashley Nicole Black

    Ted Lasso - "Do the Right-est Thing"

    Apple TV+

  • Winner
    Issa Rae

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

    HBO

  • Leann Bowen

    Ted Lasso - "Lavender"

    Apple TV+

  • Maya Erskine

    Pen15 - "Yuki"

    Hulu

  • Temi Wilkey

    Sex Education - "Episode #3.6"

    Netflix

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

  • Aurin Squire

    Evil - "C Is For Cop"

    Paramount+

  • Winner
    Davita Scarlett

    The Good Fight - "And the Firm Had Two Partners…"

    Paramount+

  • Malcolm Spellman

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - "New World Order"

    Disney+

  • Nkechi Okoro Carroll

    All American - "Homecoming"

    The CW

  • Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy

    Pose - "Series Finale"

    FX Network

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

  • Winner
    Abdul Williams

    Salt-N-Pepa

    Lifetime Movie Network

  • Monique N. Matthews

    A Holiday In Harlem

    Hallmark Channel

  • Sameer Gardezi

    Hot Mess Holiday

    Comedy Central

  • Mario Miscione, Marcella Ochoa

    Madres

    Amazon Studios

  • Sherman Payne

    Black as Night

    Amazon Studios

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

  • Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris

    Zola

    A24

  • Jeymes Samuel, Boaz Yakin

    The Harder They Fall

    Netflix

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

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    Warner Bros. Pictures

  • Virgil Williams

    A Journal for Jordan

    Columbia Pictures

  • Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele

    Candyman

    Universal Pictures

Podcast

Outstanding News and Information Podcast

  • After the Uprising: The Death of Danyé Dion Jones
  • Winner
    Blindspot: Tulsa Burning
  • Into America
  • #SundayCivics
  • Un(re)solved

Outstanding Lifestyle/Self-Help Podcast

  • Checking In with Michelle Williams
  • The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema
  • The SonRise Project Podcast
  • Winner
    Two Funny Mamas: Sherri Shepherd & Kym Whitley
  • Under Construction w/ Tamar Braxton

Outstanding Society and Culture Podcast

  • Beyond the Scenes – The Daily Show
  • Winner
    Jemele Hill is Unbothered

  • Professional Troublemaker

  • Questlove Supreme
  • Super Soul Podcast

Outstanding Arts and Entertainment Podcast

  • Club Shay Shay podcast with Shannon Sharpe
  • Winner
    Jemele Hill is Unbothered
  • Questlove Supreme
  • Reasonably Shady
  • The History of Sketch Comedy with Keegan-Michael Key