Parks (Topdog/Underdog, Father Comes Home From the Wars, the upcoming Genius: Aretha) won Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television) for Native Son on HBO. An adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel was also seen Off-Broadway last summer at the Duke on 42nd Street. Jones (Fences, The Best Man) won Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film) as Mufasa in The Lion King.
The Disney film also scored wins in the recording category, with Beyoncé taking home Outstanding Song—Traditional for “Spirit” and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album for The Lion King: The Gift.
For their performances, Tony nominees Lupita Nyong'o (Eclipsed) and Harold Perrineau (The Cherry Orchard) won for Us and TNT’s Claws, respectively.
For a full list of winners, visit NAACPImageAwards.net.