Kirk Franklin, Sounds of Blackness, T.D. Jakes win NAACP Image Awards

Winners of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards aired tonight on NBC.  Gospel and inspirational nominees were represented across several categories.  Below are the categories that had at least one gospel or inspirational nominee, with the winner denoted in red.  Congratulations to all!

Outstanding New Artist


Diggy Simmons
Atlantic Records

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
Columbia Records

Mindless Behavior
Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope Records

Wynter Gordon
Big Beat/Atlantic Records

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

Boyz II Men
Benchmark Entertainment/MSM Music Group

Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona
Elektra Records

Mary J. Blige feat. Drake

Sounds of Blackness
Malaco Music Group

The Roots
Island Def Jam Music Group

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

Yolanda Adams
N House Music Group

Church on the Moon
Deitrick Haddon
Verity Gospel Music Group

Hello Fear
Kirk Franklin
Verity Gospel Music Group
Something Big
Mary Mary
Columbia Records

The Journey
Andraé Crouch
RiverPhlo Entertainment 

Outstanding World Music Album

Susana Baca
Luaka Bop

Carnival Fever
Brother B
King Chero Records

Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Boukman Eksperyans
MunckMix, Inc.

Sounds of Blackness
Sounds of Blackness
Malaco Music Group

The First Grader
Alex Heffes
Varese Sarabande

Outstanding Song

“Best Thing I Never Had”
Columbia Records

“Fool for You” feat. Melanie Fiona
Cee Lo Green
Elektra Records

“I Smile”
Kirk Franklin
Verity Gospel Music Group

“So In Love” feat. Anthony Hamilton
Jill Scott
Warner Bros. Records

“Someone Like You”
Columbia Records

Outstanding Reality Series

All-American Muslim

American Idol

Dancing with the Stars


Sunday Best

Tia & Tamera
Style Network 

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

A Year to Wellness and Other Weight Loss Secrets
Bertice Berry
Freeman House Publishing

Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing
Synthia Saint James
Create Space

Our Difficult Sunlight: A Guide to Poetry, Literacy, & Social Justice in Classroom & Community

Quraysh Ali Lansana
Teachers & Writers Collaborative

The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on Relationships from the Inspired Word of God
T.D. Jakes
Atria Books

Too Important to Fail: Saving America’s Boys
Tavis Smiley (Author), Juan Roberts (Illustrator)