“Will”- Will Smith
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
Angel Kristi Williams- “Colin in Black & White”
Regina King- “The Harder They Fall”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special
Jazmine Sullivan captured an armful of trophies on Thursday for the fourth night of the NAACP Image Awards' virtual ceremonies, leading the music winners with three trophies.
“Sounds from the Ancestors” – Kenny Garrett
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“7 Prisoners”
13, won for supporting actress in a drama series for her role in "Power Book II: Ghost." Kaluuya won outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture for his role as Fred Hampton in "Judas and the Black Messiah," whereas King took home the actress award in the same category for playing Trudy Smith in "The Harder They Fall." Blige, hot off her halftime show performance at the Super Bowl on Feb.
 Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special
Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special
Silk Sonic- “Leave the Door Open”
“The Harder They Fall”
“The Reidout”
Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
“Long Division” – Kiese Laymon
“Between the Scenes” – The Daily Show
Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Willow Smith- “Red Table Talk”
Deon Cole- “Black-ish”
Daniel Kaluuya, Regina King, Mary J. Blige and more took home acting awards during the final night of the non-televised NAACP Image Awards.
Houston rapper and singer Tobe Nwigwe’s “Fye Fye” featuring Fat Nwigwe earned hip-hop/rap song and duo, group or collaboration (contemporary) honors.
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
Hill, the ESPN alumnus who writes for the Atlantic and has a growing podcast following, took home two trophies for her podcast "Jemele Hill is Unbothered," in the categories of arts and entertainment and society and culture.
Shaka King- “Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)
Outstanding New Artist
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The pioneering Tyson added another accolade to her distinguished legacy, winning the literary award for debut author for her autobiography "Just As I Am," which was published two days before her death at age 96 in January 2021.
“The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” – Nikole Hannah-Jones
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited–series)
Other winners on Friday night included Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Courtney B. Vance, Regina Hall, Miles Brown, Deon Cole, Natasha Rothwell, Cliff "Method Man" Smith and Angel Kristi Williams.
Outstanding Documentary (Film)
Anthony Hamilton – “Love Is The New Black”
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
She is also nominated for the best actress prize, which will be presented at a later date. Rae was heralded with the outstanding writing in a comedy series prize for penning the series finale of “Insecure,” which led the class of NAACP Image Award nominees with 12 nods.
“Us Again”
Tobe Nwigwe Feat. Fat Nwigwe- “Fye Fye”
Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle – “South Side” – “Tornado” (208)
“Family Reunion”
Jeymes Samuel – “The Harder They Fall”
Outstanding Short-Form (Animated)
Regina Hall – “Nine Perfect Strangers”
Outstanding Short-Form Series – Comedy or Drama
The Monday-Friday virtual ceremonies are live-streamed via the Image Awards' YouTube channel and NAACPImageAwards.net. The Image Awards' non-televised kudos are being handed out during five virtual ceremonies stretched across the week starting Feb. 21, leading up to the live telecast, when the top categories, including entertainer of the year, will be awarded Feb. 26 on BET.
“High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
22: Tuesday, Feb.
Smith, now in the Oscar hunt again for his work in the biopic "King Richard," was recognized with the literary biography laurel for telling his own story in "Will," published late last year.
Fat Nwigwe “Fye Fye” – Tobe Nwigwe Feat.
Jeymes Samuels’ “The Harder They Fall” picked up two awards — one for outstanding breakthrough creative (motion picture) for Samuel and the second for outstanding ensemble cast in a motion picture. The Netflix western, which dominated the film categories with a total of 12 Image Award nods, stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, RJ Cyler, Edi Gathegi and Deon Cole.
“Jemele Hill is Unbothered”
The honor was presented by NAACP Vice-Chair Karen Boykin-Towns who saluted Frazier for her courage in recording "the face of racist depravity that we still must expose." Darnella Frazier, who captured the murder of George Floyd, a recording which catapulted the world into action against racial injustice, was honored with the Humanitarian’s Award.
Outstanding Variety or Game Show (Series or Special)
“Ace of Spades”- Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song
Nigerian singer/songwriter WizKid’s track “Essence,” featuring Tems, won for outstanding music video/visual album, with the Justin Bieber-assisted remix nabbing the international song award.
Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley took the lifestyle podcast honors for their work on "Two Funny Mamas."
“Wild 'n Out”
Barry Jenkins- “The Underground Railroad”
"Token of a Great Day" – Lynching Postcards
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Abrams, the Georgia-based voting rights advocate, got the nod for children's lit for the book she co-wrote with Kitt Thomas, "Stacey's Extraordinary Words."
Trevor Noah- “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
Friday, Feb. 25
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
23: Wednesday, Feb.
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
“Colin in Black & White”
Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
Shaka King, Will Berson, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas- “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Outstanding Album
“Overcomer”- Tamela Mann
Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)
“Encanto”
Davita Scarlett- “The Good Fight” – 505
“Red Table Talk” won its second consecutive Image Award for outstanding talk series, with an additional prize going to its trio of hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Willow Smith, in their first win.
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)
Winning at the Image Awards is practically old hat for Noah, who captured a repeat win in the outstanding host in the reality/reality competition, game show or variety series or special category. The “Daily Show” also topped the outstanding variety or game show category, with Joy Reid’s “The Reid Out” named outstanding news/information series and “Wild ’n Out” the top reality/reality competition series.
Outstanding Podcast – Society and Culture
Here is a complete list of winners for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards (updated throughout the week):
Outstanding Talk Series
Samantha Knowles, Yoruba Richen, Geeta Gandbhir, Nadia Hallgren- “Black and Missing”- Ep 103
Journalist Jemele Hill, civil rights activist Stacey Abrams, superstar Will Smith and the legendary Cicely Tyson were among the winners of podcast and literary kudos presented Monday as part of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.
News of the wins served as a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing day for the singer, who announced she has to cancel some upcoming shows after testing positive for COVID-19. In a tweet posted Thursday afternoon, Sullivan thanked her fans for their understanding and support.
Vance- “Genius: Aretha” Courtney B.
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
The outstanding male artist prize went to Anthony Hamilton for “Love Is the New Black,” with Saweetie christened outstanding new artist and saluted for her hit “Best Friend” featuring Doja Cat.
Issa Rae- “Insecure” – Episode #510 "Everything's Gonna Be, Okay?!"
Kevin Hart- “True Story”
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Motion Picture)
Darnella Frazier
Maya Rudolph- “Saturday Night Live”
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special
Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special
Outstanding Children’s Program
“Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business)” – Tabitha Brown
Ava DuVernay's "Colin in Black & White" was awarded outstanding television movie, limited series or dramatic special, while "Queen Sugar" won for drama series. On the film side, "CODA" took home the award for independent motion picture, "Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power" won for best documentary and "Encanto" was honored with the award for animated motion picture.
“Red Table Talk”
Kenny Leon- “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”
“We The People”
Danny Boyd Jr. – “Bruised”
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Jenkins was also honored in the directing categories, taking home the drama series prize for “The Underground Railroad,” while “South Side” directors Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle nabbed the comedy series directing prize. “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” director Kenny Leon earned the award in the television movie or special category, with the documentary award doing to Samantha Knowles, Yoruba Richen, Geeta Gandbhir and Nadia Hallgren for “Black and Missing.”
Outstanding  Drama Series
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)
“The Good Fight’s Davita Scarlett earned the writing award for drama series, while Abdul Williams won in the television movie or special category for the “Salt-N-Pepa” screenplay.
Blige- “Power Book II: Ghost” Mary J.
Letitia Wright – “Sing 2”
“Essence”- Wizkid featuring Tems & Justin Bieber
“The Harder They Fall (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)” – JAY-Z & Jeymes Samuel
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Doja Cat Saweetie – “Best Friend” Ft.
Outstanding Podcast – Lifestyle/Self-Help
Sullivan wasn’t the only musician to take home multiple trophies. The Fellas) and album (“Overcomer”). Tamela Mann swept the night’s gospel categories with wins for outstanding gospel/Christian song (“Help Me,” Mann feat.
Other prizes went to Jay-Z and Jeymes Samuel’s soundtrack for “The Harder They Fall,” Silk Sonic won the duo, group or collaboration (traditional) award for their smash hit “Leave the Door Open”) and jazz artists Kenny Garrett and The Baylor Project nabbed individual prizes, as well.
Jazmine Sullivan- “Heaux Tales”
Outstanding International Song
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
Outstanding Podcast – News and Information
Maya Rudolph also nabbed her first Image Award after three previous nominations. The comedian was recognized in the outstanding guest performance category for “Saturday Night Live.”
“Stacey’s Extraordinary Words” – Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas
Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
Taraji P. Henson- “Annie Live!”
Outstanding Directing in a Documentary
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
“Blindspot: Tulsa Burning”
“When The Sun Sets (Lakutshon' Ilanga)”
“Queen Sugar”
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Esdaile. Scot X.
Outstanding Short-Form (Live Action)
Members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas House Democratic Caucus
“Essence”- Wizkid featuring Tems
“Heaux Tales”- Jazmine Sullivan
Outstanding Documentary (Television)
Miles Brown- “Black-ish”
Outstanding Podcast – Arts and Entertainment
Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
The Philadelphia native released the deluxe edition of the project, “Heaux Tales, Mo' Tales: The Deluxe,” earlier this month. Sullivan was named outstanding female artist for her hit record “Heaux Tales,” which also won for outstanding album. Her track “Pick Up Your Feelings” won the outstanding soul/R&B song prize.
Outstanding Animated Motion Picture
 
Outstanding Short-Form Series or Special –Reality/Nonfiction
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
Cliff “Method Man” Smith- “Power Book II: Ghost”
Outstanding Male Artist
King nabbed two prizes, winning for outstanding directing in a motion picture and sharing the honor for outstanding writing with his co-scribes Will Benson and the Lucas Brothers.
“Perfect Black”- Crystal Wilkinson
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding International Motion Picture
“Generations”- The Baylor Project
Special Award: NAACP Humanitarian of the Year
Daniel Kaluuya- “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Outstanding Guest Performance
 
“Pick Up Your Feelings”- Jazmine Sullivan
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
Cree Summer – “Rugrats”
Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Special Award: NAACP Activist of the Year
Outstanding Animated Series
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special
"Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae, "The Underground Railroad" visionary Barry Jenkins and "Judas and the Black Messiah" filmmaker Shaka King were among the writing and directing winners awarded Tuesday as part of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.
Outstanding Female Artist
 
Special Award: Roy Wilkins Civil Rights Award
“CODA”
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography
 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special
Abdul Williams- “Salt-N-Pepa”
The Fellas “Help Me”- Tamala Mann feat.
“Two Funny Mamas” – Sherri Shepherd & Kym Whitley” />
Natasha Rothwell- “Insecure”
“Just As I Am” – Cicely Tyson
“Jemele Hill is Unbothered”

"More women than ever are making the decision to run, and more of them are winning than at any point in our history. "It takes courage for women to run and lead right now, when running for and serving in office often means you get harassed at home and wherever you go," Handler said. So it's up to us to make sure they know we celebrate them."
The panelists discussed the importance of EMILY's List's mission to elect democratic pro-choice women into office and what it means to be a woman in power. At the EMILY's List fourth annual pre-Oscars event on Tuesday, "The First but Not the Last," Fonda gathered virtually with Regina King, Lucy Liu, Samantha Bee and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on a panel moderated by Zerlina Maxwell.
Asked about New Mexico's response to COVID-19, Governor Grisham said she had to create an environment that allowed for courageous choices, despite the backlash. Under Grisham's leadership, New Mexico has kept case rates low after the second wave and was one of two states in the country to offer flu shots — imported from Canada — during the pandemic.
However, the panel emphasized that women don't need to be elected officials to feel powerful. Home with her 4-year-old son and unable to visit her sick mother in the hospital, the actor used lockdown as a learning experience. Liu noted that during the pandemic, she felt power in taking control of her life amid global chaos.
Applauding Grisham's leadership during the pandemic, the panelists also spoke more broadly about what women in power look like in practice.
Chelsea Handler, who joined forces with the organization four years ago, opened the event by detailing EMILY's List's recent accomplishments, including helping elect the first Muslim and Native American women to Congress, as well as the first female vice president, Kamala Harris.
The panelists also stressed that we need women in power in the entertainment industry, including getting more women in writers' rooms and director chairs.
"All the countries that have women leadership and at least 50% or more women in parliament or in their government support climate treaties and efforts to confront the climate crisis," Fonda said.
"I prepared the entire cabinet for what was going to be a long, exhausting and, unfortunately, very hateful year, where we would be the face of everyone's fear," Grisham said.
"There's a version of being competitive in a way that's lifting each other up, pushing and encouraging each other to feel more compelled about doing the things that we want to do," King said.” />
I didn't try to run from it." "I understood it. "I took that moment in time where everything was stopped, and instead of being afraid, I embraced it," Liu said.
"We need to get extremely brave," said Jane Fonda, the legendary actor who has spent her 80s fighting for climate change reform.
Handler said women hold only 25% of congressional seats while comprising over half the population.

The April 11 ceremony, which will be hosted virtually this year, will also include performances by Golden Globe best actress winner Andra Day, Darius de Haas and Celeste, all of whom are nominated for a Guild of Music Supervisors Award.
Quincy Jones, the legendary producer behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Bad" albums, will be recognized for his body of work with the Icon Award. Blige, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and Gloria and Emilio Estefan will be among those celebrating his work. Mary J.
Back in 2010, Crowe created the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards and has long been an advocate for its members. It was Crowe whose tireless efforts helped secure membership in the music branch of the Television Academy, which led to the creation of an Emmy Award for music supervision.
Regina King, Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Savan Kotecha, Tony Hawk, Michael McDonald and Foloke Olowofoyeku have been named as presenters for the 11th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.
Music supervisor Maureen Crowe, who has worked on films such as "The Bodyguard," "True Romance, "Wayne's World" and most recently "Julie and the Phantoms," will be presented with the Legacy Award, honoring those who have excelled within the craft of music supervision.
Tickets to the ceremony are available to purchase at ‪http://bit.ly/GMS-Awards-Tix‬‬‬‬‬.” /> The awards will be presented just before Oscar voting opens on April 15.
Despite not yet being recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the GMS Awards shifted dates to align with the Oscars. Nominees include Oscar frontrunners like “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Soul,” "The Trial of the Chicago 7" and “Promising Young Woman."

Krasinski, Levy and King are all making their "SNL" hosting debuts.
NBC also announced the hosts and musical guests for the Feb. 13 welcomes Regina King, who is in the midst of awards season for her big-screen directorial debut "One Night in Miami," and Nathaniel Rateliff. 6 will see "Schitt's Creek" co-creator and star Dan Levy hosting, with Phoebe Bridgers as the musical guest, while Feb. 6 and Feb. Feb. 13 episodes of the late-night sketch comedy series.
All of the aforementioned musicians are making their "SNL" debuts with these appearances, as well.
20 and Feb. 27 weeks, with guests for those shows to be announced at a later date. NBC also shared that "Saturday Night Live" will continue its consecutive run through the Feb.
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video and executive produced by Lorne Michaels.” />
Krasinski, well-known for his starring role in the Peacock network's "The Office," recently hosted a digital series entitled "Some Good News" during the COVID-19 pandemic and will soon be promoting "A Quiet Place Part II."
Levy, hot off four personal Emmy wins for the final season of "Schitt's Creek," also recently appeared in HBO's "Coastal Elites" and Hulu's "Happiest Season."
Rateliff's "And It's Still Alright" album was released in February 2020, but his newest single, "Redemption," was written for and will be featured in Apple TV Plus' film "Palmer," starring Justin Timberlake.
30, with John Krasinski as host and Machine Gun Kelly as the musical guest. "Saturday Night Live" is set to return with its first episode of the new year on Jan.
Machine Gun Kelly's performance will likely feature singles off his latest album, "Tickets to My Downfall," which dropped in September 2020 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Rock Albums charts.
Bridgers is celebrating four Grammy nominations for her second album, "Punisher," which was released in June 2020: new artist, alternative album, rock song and rock performance (for "Kyoto").
In addition to her Amazon Prime Video feature, King has also recently made headlines for winning her career fourth Emmy (for HBO's "Watchmen"); she is also an Oscar and Golden Globe winner.

“I got to meet Ryan Coogler for the first time," Chu told Variety at the ADG Awards on Saturday while discussing the viral photo of the “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” cast together at the SAG Awards. He gave me his number, we've been texting ever since so we're like BFFs." "And we had never met before, we got a really nice conversation.
“It's pretty amazing to look around and say, ‘[There’s] a lot more work to do, but this is a good start and you can get a glimpse of what it can be like.’” In this bathroom right now,’” Chu said. And I'm like, ‘Oh s—, this is the future of Hollywood right here. “I was at a urinal at the SAG Awards next to Jordan Peele and Alfonso Cuaron.
“I think it’s an amazing thing," Chu said. "I think the whole movement around Hollywood is an amazing thing, and I think this is why we're here. Our generation's time to change things is here, and you can feel it."” />
He's on another planet.” When asked if he’d ever want to do a film together, Chu said, “I'm not sure about that.
Those who commit to the challenge have promised to set out to work with a female director on a feature film in the next 18 months. Chu also joined Tessa Thompson, J.J. Abrams, Regina King, and others in support of Time's Up's 4% challenge.
He also told an anecdote of meeting fellow acclaimed directors at an unlikely place.
It may be hard to believe, but it wasn't until last month at the SAG Awards that Ryan Coogler and   met for the first time.

Chloe Zhao's "The Rider" took home the best picture title, with Alfonso Cuaron taking best cinematography for "Roma" and Regina King earning a nod for "If Beale Street Could Talk."
Best Picture: "The Rider", Runners-Up: "Roma," "Burning"
Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun ("Burning"), Runners-Up: Richard E. Grant ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"), Brian Tyree Henry ("If Beale Street Could Talk," "Widows," "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse")
Best Screenplay: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin ("The Death of Stalin"), Runners-Up: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"), Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara ("The Favourite")” />
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King ("If Beale Street Could Talk"), Runners-Up: Elizabeth Debicki ("Widows"), Emma Stone ("The Favourite")
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke ("First Reformed"), Runners-Up: Willem Dafoe ("At Eternity's Gate"), Ben Foster ("Leave No Trace"), John C. Reilly ("The Sisters Brothers" and "Stan & Ollie")
Best Foreign Language Film: "Roma", Runners-Up: "Cold War," "Burning," "Shoplifters"
Best Actress: Olivia Colman ("The Favourite"), Runners-Up: Regina Hall ("Support the Girls"), Melissa McCarthy ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
See the winners list below.
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron ("Roma"), Runners-Up: Lee Chang-Dong ("Burning"), Chloe Zhao ("The Rider")
Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón ("Roma"), Runners-Up: James Laxton ("If Beale Street Could Talk"), Lukasz Zal ("Cold War")
The National Society of Film Critics announced their 2019 award winners Saturday afternoon, with winners including Olivia Colman for "The Favourite" and Ethan Hawke for "First Reformed."

King is repped by ICM and Carrabino Management. Narducci is repped by Brant Rose Agency and Kinetic Management.” />
Should "Warriors" move forward, it would mark King's latest outing as a director. She has previously directed episodes of shows like "This Is Us," "The Good Doctor," "Shameless," and "Greenleaf." She also directed and executive produced last year's ABC pilot "The Finest," which followed five African-American sisters who all worked in law enforcement. The project reunites McDonald and King, who previously worked together on the critically-acclaimed ABC series "American Crime." King starred in that series with McDonald serving as an executive producer.
His other TV credits include "The Vampire Diaries," "Medium," and "The 4400." Narducci was previously the showrunner on the CW series "The Originals," leaving that role last year for his two-year overall deal with ABC Studios.
Narducci would executive produce in addition to writing, with Michael J. ABC Studios will produce along with King's Royal Ties and McDonald's Stearns Castle. McDonald also attached to executive produce along with King. Narducci, McDonald, and King are all under overall deals with ABC Studios.
It takes place in a Midwestern community where two friends–a semi-retired NFL player and an idealistic high school principal–will attempt to overcome their conflicting styles of teaching as they mentor a new generation and confront the long buried sins of their past. Currently titled "Warriors," the one-hour project hails from Michael Narducci.
ABC is developing a drama series with Regina King attached to direct and executive produce, Variety has learned exclusively.