2021 NAACP Image Award Winners

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

Congratulations to the Tisch alumni who won a 2021 NAACP Image Award! The winners were announced at the 52nd anual ceremony on March 27, 2021. The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the U.S.-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature.

This year, 8 alumni won 8 awards across 5 categories. Congratulations!

Outstanding Comedy Series
Melina Matsoukas '03 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), executive producer
Laura Kittrell '08 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) co-executive producer/co- producer/producer/screenwriter
Jason Lew '03 (BFA, Drama) co-producer/writer

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama
Seith Mann '02 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), director/executive producer

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Farewell Amor
Ekwa Msangi '02 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & tv) director/screenwriter/producer (p.g.a.)
Danielle Massie '16 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) assistant producer

Outstanding Documentary (Television)
The Last Dance
Nina Krstic '08 (MA, Cinema Studies) producer

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)
By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem
Keith McQuirter '01 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)


*We apologize for any omissions! Please send edits or additions to tsoa.alumni@nyu.edu.