Awards for 2016

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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

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Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

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Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

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Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

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Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

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Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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Best Director

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Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical)

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Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

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Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

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Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

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Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical)

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Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

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Outstanding Song - Traditional

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Jill Scott
Song: "Back Together"

Seal
Song: "Everytime I'm with You"

Lauryn Hill
Song: "Feeling Good"

Charlie Wilson
Song: "Goodnight Kisses"

Jazmine Sullivan
Song: "Let It Burn"

Outstanding Music Video

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Outstanding Documentary (Film)

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Outstanding Children's Program

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Outstanding Album

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The Weeknd
Album: "Beauty Behind the Madness"


Album: "Empire (Original Soundtrack from Season One)"

Charlie Wilson
Album: "Forever Charlie"

Janet Jackson
Song: "Unbreakable"

Jill Scott
Song: "Woman"

Outstanding News/Information - (Series or Special)

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News One Now

Oprah Prime
Episode: "Celebrating Dr. King and the Selma Marches 50 Years Later"


Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special)

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Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

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Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

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Outstanding Male Artist

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Outstanding Motion Picture

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Outstanding Female Artist

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Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

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Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

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Estelle, Jussie Smollett
Song: "Conqueror" with Empire Cast


"Hamilton: An American Musical" - Original Broadway Cast

Janet Jackson, J. Cole
Song: "No Sleeep"

Big Sean, Kanye West, John Legend
Song: "One Man Can Change the World"

Alabama Shakes
Song: "Sound & Color"

Outstanding New Artist

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Bryshere Y. Gray (as Yazz)

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

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Kim Burrell
Album: "A Different Place"

Tina Atkins
Album: "It's Personal"

Kirk Franklin
Album: "Losing My Religion"

Kirk Whalum
Album: "The Gospel According to Jazz - Chapter IV"

Marvin Sapp
Album: "You Shall Live"

Outstanding Comedy Series

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Outstanding Jazz Album

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Terell Stafford
Album: "BrotherLEE Love: Celebrating Lee Morgan"


Miles Davis
Album: "Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4"

Erroll Garner
Album: "The Complete Concert by the Sea"

Kamasi Washington
Album: "The Epic"

Outstanding Drama Series

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Outstanding Talk Series

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Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

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

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Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

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Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

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Outstanding Documentary (Television)

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Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

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Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Theatrical)

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Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-series)

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Chairman's Award

WINNER

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