Toni Morrison and Elaine Welteroth, JUST MERCY Film, Win NAACP Image Awards

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The 51st NAACP Image Awards were presented during a nationally televised broadcast from Los Angeles on Saturday, February 22, with Penguin Random House authors Toni Morrison and Elaine Welteroth, as well as the film based on Bryan Stevenson’s JUST MERCY (Spiegel & Grau/Random House), among the winners. The NAACP Image Awards are considered by many to be our country’s preeminent recognition celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the popular arts.

Our NAACP Image Award Winners:

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

MORE THAN ENOUGH: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth (Viking)

In the film category, JUST MERCY, based on Bryan Stevenson’s Spiegel & Grau/Random House #1 bestseller, picked up 4 awards: Outstanding Motion Picture; Michael B. Jordan, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture; Jamie Foxx,Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture; and Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture.

TONI MORRISON: The Pieces I Am won Outstanding Documentary (Film).

To view the complete list of NAACP Image Awards winners, click here.

Congratulations to our award winners and everyone involved with these exemplary creative works.


Posted: February 24, 2020