Hudson, Diggs and "Raisin in the Sun" Among NAACP Image Award Winners

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13 Feb 2009

Sanaa Lathan, Phylicia Rashad, Sean Combs, Audra McDonald and Justin Martin in
Sanaa Lathan, Phylicia Rashad, Sean Combs, Audra McDonald and Justin Martin in "A Raisin in the Sun."
Photo by ABC/Peter Stranks

Jennifer Hudson, Taye Diggs, Chandra Wilson and Phylicia Rashad are among the winners of the 40th annual NAACP Image Awards, which were presented in Los Angeles Feb. 12.

Rosario Dawson earned Best Actress in a Motion Picture for "Seven Pounds," while "The Secret Life of Bees," starring Jennifer Hudson, earned awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Directing in a Motion Picture (Gina Prince-Bythewood).

Television honors went to Chandra Wilson (Best Actress in a Drama Series for "Grey's Anatomy"), Taye Diggs (Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Private Practice") and Angela Bassett (Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "ER").

The made-for-television "A Raisin in the Sun" took Best Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special, and earned honors for Sean Combs (Best Actor in a Television Movie) and Phylicia Rashad (Best Actress in a Television Movie).

On the music front, Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson earned Best New Artist, Best Duo with Fantasia on "I'm His Only Woman" and Best Album for her self-titled album. Hudson's "Dreamgirls" Jaime Foxx and Beyonce, won awards for, respectively, Best Male Artist and Best Female Artist.

For a complete list of winners, visit www.naacp.org.