Perry, Turner Networks Big Winners At NAACP Image Awards

TBS and TNT were the big winners at the 41st Annual NAACP Image
Awards held Friday night.
TBS won four awards on Feb. 26, paced by its
popular comed series House Of Payne. The comedy series, produced
by actor/writer Tyler Perry, won four Image Awards - which highlight
multicultural excellence in several entertainment categories --
including the best television comedy series.
Perry was also awarded
the civil rights organization's Chairman Award during the ceremony,
which aired live on Fox.
TBS sister service TNT also
won four awards -- three for its original movie, Gifted Hands,
including best television movie, miniseries and dramatic special.
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith also won the best actress In a drama series
award for her starring role in TNT's medical drama series HawthoRNe.
won three awards, while Nickelodeon won two statuettes in the kids category -- one for Dora The Explorer, which won for best children's program and one for actress Keke Palmer, who took home best
Performance In Youth/Children's Programfor her portrayal of a
teen fashion executive in tween-targeted comedy seriesTrue Jackson,

The list of winners can be found here.

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