TBS led cable's strong showing during the 42st Annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony held Friday night.
The "very funny" network won three awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series for Tyler Perry's House Of Payne. Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns star David Mann took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, while actor Ice Cube also won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series for his performance in TBS' Are We There Yet?
Lifetime and Nickelodeon each won two NAACP Image Awards, which highlight multicultural excellence in several entertainment categories. The awards ceremony, which was hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady, aired live on Fox.
Lifetime's Sins Of The Mother won for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-series or Dramatic Special while Sins star Jill Scott won best actress honors in the category.
Nickelodeon's True Jackson VP swept the children's TV category, capturing Outstanding Children's Program honors as well as Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program for series star Keke Palmer.
TV One, BBC America, TNT and BET also took home NAACP Image Awards. A full list of winners can be found here.
R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.
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