Tyler Perry by Jesse Grant/Getty Images, Chandra Wilson by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP
The Great Debaters
dominated the film categories at Thursday's
NAACP Image Awards
- it turned eight nods into a quartet of wins (including best motion picture and acting kudos for Denzel Washington and Jurnee Smollett) -
Tyler Perry's House of Payne
emerged as the most-lauded TV series.
walked away with drama series and writing team honors, while
scored best supporting actress. TBS'
House of Payne
, meanwhile, was named best comedy series, while
won for lead and supporting actor in a comedy, respectively.
In the other TV races,
won for lead and supporting comedy actress;
copped the top prizes on the drama side; and
took home the supporting actor/drama trophy.