NYFA Alum Issa Rae Wins at 2022 NAACP Image Awards

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HBO aired the last episode of the hit-show Insecure on December 26, 2021. In its wake the show left millions of sad (but proud) fans behind and took with it 10 nominations for the 2022 NAACP’s for its superb farewell season. 

The 5-season show was hailed a critical success from the beginning and its final season did not disappoint. Down to the very last episode “everythings gonna be, ok?!”, Issa Rae kept the ball in the air. The show had been a favorite across generations and garnered Issa a huge following since its premiere in October 2016. However, last December fans had to bid adieu to the show, but last week, the NAACP handed Issa some parting gifts: several awards.

🏆 Outstanding Comedy Series

“Insecure” — WINNER

🏆 Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Issa Rae, “Insecure” — WINNER

🏆 Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Issa Rae – Insecure -“Everything’s Gonna Be, Okay?!”  — WINNER

At this year’s NAACP Image Awards, Rae won Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series for her landmark series Insecure,  which also won the Outstanding Comedy Series category, beating populars shows like Black-Ish, Harlem, Run The World, and The Upshaws

Rae’s performance as Issa Dee won over her co-star Yvonne Orji as well as Tracee Ellis Ross for Black-Ish, Regina Hall for Black Monday, and Loretta Devine for Family Reunion. But it didn’t stop there, Rae also won the Outstanding Writing In A Comedy Series category for the Insecure series finale “everything’s gonna be, okay?!” ⁣⁣

 

 

NYFA congratulates Issa Rae for all of her hard work and successes!

 

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Published on: March 2, 2022

Filled Under: Acting, Diversity, Screenwriting