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Gay Slur Gets "Grey's" Goof an Image Award

3/5/2007 2:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Isaiah WashingtonIsaiah Washington won an acting award this weekend, and no, it wasn't for his half-assed apology for using the "f-word."

The loose-lipped "Grey's Anatomy" doc, who recently left gay-slur rehab, took home Best Actor in a Television Drama at the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards. What an image, indeed!

With Isaiah receiving this questionable honor, perhaps there's hope that Michael Richards will get a GLAAD Award ... but don't count on it.

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16.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

sheeeeeeit. what an image. not.

well at least he can write on his biography that he won an award during his turbulent and brief career.

2767 days ago
17.

debbie    

@Chad

You don't know what you're talking about the NAACP does nominate other races. The NAACP gave Bono an award. If you want to say the organization discriminates then what about the Oscars? They discriminated against other races for a long time. Do you think that it's right that Paris Hilton, Andy Dick, Michael Richards can get away with saying racial slurs? You probably do.

@Richard

I don't care that Ann Coulture was supposedly kidding...she still said it and that's wrong. Why is their a double standard? IW is wrong and she said it in fun so it's okay. Whatever.

2767 days ago
18.

RetUSMCGunny    

Talk about a double standard - Michael Richards uses the N-word and has everyone up in arms to crucify him; Isaiah uses the F-word and "his people" give him this award? Nope, that ain't right. Besides, the NAACP has worn out its usefulness and the idea of awards being given based on SKIN COLOR seems rather...RACIST!

2767 days ago
19.

debbie    

@ Chad

You don't know what you're talking about the NAACP gave Bono an award. They do recognize other races. But it is an award show that honors outstanding achievements by AA. The Oscars was just like that at one time.

@ Richard

Ann Coulture says the F word but it's okay cuz she was joking right??? But IW says it and because he is black it was totally different. So you don't think Ann Coulture is homophobic? Probably not cuz she is white???? Yeah okay....and you guys say we stick together.....that's funny. I saw the golden globes and IW said he did not call him a faggot in response to a question from one of the reporters. He never said he called him that...he was denying those reports that he did.

2767 days ago
20.

Clinton    

"Faggot" is NO more a "racial" slur than "Pig", "Bimbo, "Chauvinist", or "Left-wing". It definitely IS a slur, but NOTHING even close to what's being alleged. Grow up and get a life.

2767 days ago
21.

Please God help her    

MANEA.!!!!!! POST # 1 hmmmmm lets see this wasnt a racial slur, it was a discriminatory remark/word/insult...big diffrence dumb ass......and your crap ass comments " at least such and such apologized bla bla freeking bla."..how much of an idiot does one have to be to realize...gee im an acotor on a set of a very well known show....they might hear or see me do something inappropriate here...DEE DEE DEE I get so sick of double standard crap...if this were a WHITE ACTOR THEY WOULD NEVER WORK AGAIN IN HOLLYWOOD...LET ALONE FINSIH A CONTRACT W/ A MAJOR NETWORK....So as I was saying your a dumb ass on many of your points.....god i love to live in america where i can tell people just how retarded they are and nothing better then a non informed ill educated person getting on here trying to sound reasonable and intelligent....

2767 days ago
22.

Kathy    

Bang,
Your comment was extremely ignorant. Obviously, you have just been waiting for an opportunity to use a word that you probably use all the time. Isaiah Washington was wrong and he took responsibility for his mistake. However, it seems like the n-word is the new hip thing to say.

2767 days ago
23.

king    

To all the racist bloggers on this blog...Shut the fuck up, get over the comment, and take the white sheet off your face!

2766 days ago
24.

Wonderboynyc    

As an civil rights organization, the NAACP should carefully consider the implications of honoring someone who has expressed homophobic comments, regardless of his/her apology.

That is unles they do not consider gays to have civil rights, which appears to be possible.

2766 days ago
25.

Tawain Kelly    

Yes he did get the image and it was well deserve. I watch Gray's and his personal opinion does not effect the fact he is a good actor. Just like Andy Dick calling people a nigger. Not only am I gay and black so do I after him because he is ignorant. I am gay and I don't care for Rosie at all, should I agree with her because she is gay? No She is rude very rude. This people have their werid opinion and basically say what they want and we all smile in their face because they are in the limelight truth is all of them have issues and it would take someone like me to set them straight. Nut cases but Mr. Washington deserve his award because he was not given the award because he is a good person that make smart decision, but because he is a good actor on a hit show with excellent writers.

2766 days ago
26.

Jeana    

The award was for acting. Is Isaiah a good actor? Yes, he is. Is he a good person? Maybe. Maybe not. I've never met him. It does not matter whether he is or isn't. What matters is when it comes to this award is whether or not he can act.

Now, if Hollywood would hire more black actors, then they would have had more people to choose from when deciding who to nominate and who to give the award. And then, maybe, someone else would have won it.

2766 days ago
27.

Lori    

I wish everyone would quit making this such a freakin' big deal. It is over! Leave it alone already-move on!!!!

2766 days ago
28.

CHUCK NORRIS    

TALENT??????? WHAT TALENT, HE'S THE TOKEN "BLACK".
HE READS LINES,,NO ACTING, NO EMOTION, JUST HITS HIS MARKS (CAUSE
HE'S TOO PUSSY TO FIGHT PATRICK OR EVEN "LIZY" (WHO I THINK WOULD FUCK HIM UP GOOD). HE WOULD BE BOORING IN A COMMERTIAL.

2766 days ago
29.

Jeana    

Winners:

TELEVISION CATEGORIES:

Comedy series: "Ugly Betty"

Director of comedy series: "Kenneth Whittingham, "The Office."

Actor in a comedy series: Tyler James Williams, "Everybody Hates Chris."

Actress in a comedy series: Tracee Ellis Ross, "Girlfriends."

Supporting actor in a comedy series: Reggie Hayes, "Girlfriends"

Supporting actress in a comedy series: Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty"

Writing in comedy series: Silvio Horta, "Ugly Betty."

Drama Series: "Grey's Anatomy"

Director of drama series: Karen Gaviola, "The Whole Truth."

Actor in a drama series: Isaiah Washington. "Grey's Anatomy"

Actress in drama series: Kimberly Elise, "Close to Home."

Supporting actor in a drama series: Omar Epps, "House."

Supporting actress in a drama series: Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"

Writing in drama series: Shonda Rhimes, "Grey's Anatomy," "It's the End of the World."

TV movie, miniseries, or dramatic special: "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts."

Actor in a TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Kadeem Hardison, "Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story."

Actress in a TV movie, miniseries or dramatic special: Sophie Okonedo, "Tsunami, The Aftermath."

Actor in a daytime drama series: Kristoff St. John, "The Young and the Restless."

Actress in a daytime drama series: Tracy Ross, "Passions."

News, talk or information, series or special: Tavis Smiley, "Katrina--One Year Later."

Reality: "American Idol."

Variety series or special: "An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder."

Children's Program: "That's So Raven"

Outstanding Performance, Children's Program: Raven Symone. "That's So Raven"

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES:

Motion picture: "The Pursuit of Happyness."

Actor in a motion picture: Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland."

Actress in a motion picture: Keke Palmer, "Akeelah and the Bee."

Supporting actor in a motion picture: Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond."

Supporting actress in a motion picture: Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls."

Independent or Foreign Film: "An Inconvenient Truth."

Director of motion picture, television movie: Spike Lee, "The Inside Man."

Writing for motion picture, television movie: Doug Atchison, "Akeelah and the Bee."

LITERATURE CATEGORIES:

Literary work, fiction: "Baby Brother's Blues," Pearl Cleage.

Literary work, nonfiction: "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream," Barack Obama.

Debut author: "Letters to a Young Brother," Hill Harper.

Biography, autobiography: "The Pursuit of Happyness," Christ Gardner.

Instructional: "Mama Made The Difference," T.D. Jakes.

Poetry: "Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer," Maya Angelou.

Children: "Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom," Carole Boston Weatherford.

Youth/teens: "Letters to a Young Brother," Hill Harper.

MUSIC CATEGORIES:

New artist: Corinne Bailey Rae.

Male artist: Prince

Female artist: Mary J. Blige.

Duo or group: The Roots.

Jazz artist: Glady Knight.

Gospel artist, traditional or contemporary: Kirk Franklin.

Music video: Mary J. Blige, "Be Without You."

Song: "I Am Not My Hair," India.Arie.

Album: "Dreamgirls" (Soundtrack)

2766 days ago
30.

d    

NO HE DID NOT GO TO REHAB...IT WAS SENSATIVATY AWARNESS COURSE. PROBOBLY IN PART BECAUSE HE OPENED HIS MOUTH AT THE AWARDS SHOW ON NATIONAL T.V. AND DENIED HE SAID IT. HIS CAST MATES WERE SHOCKED AT THIS AND THERE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS CONFIRM THAT. HE SAID AND THEN LIED ABOUT THAT IS THE ISSUE. HE WAS FORCED TO APOLOGIES SO OLIVIA AND MENA GREAT YOUR FACTS B4 U TALK FOOLISHNESS. THANK U!!

2766 days ago
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