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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 48TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced today with ABC and HBO leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 14 nominations, respectively. In the recording category, Columbia Records leads with 16 nominations, followed by RCA Records with 10 nominations and Atlantic Records with 4 nominations. Walt Disney Studios leads with 9 nominations, followed by Focus Features with 7 nominations, while A24 and Fox Searchlight Pictures both received 6 nominations in the motion picture categories.

Beyoncé leads the pack with 7 nominations, followed by her sister Solange Knowles with 5 nominations. Additionally, Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar received 4 nominations, while Donald Glover and Nate Parker both received nominations for 3 awards.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event hosted by Anthony Anderson, which will broadcast LIVE on TV ONE on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special. A 90-minute pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 7:30pm/6:30c.

“The NAACP is delighted to have a great collaboration with TV One and we look forward to working with them again to create a memorable evening of entertainment celebrating the hard work, perseverance, and achievements of those in our community,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors.

“The Image Awards is the premier showcase for art and advocacy reflecting the depth and diversity of the African-American experience. It is an American prism through which we see a breadth of culture and color reflected in film, television, music and literature in ways that reveal our shared humanity. At a moment when America is so divided, the Image Awards represents an hour that brings us together,” stated Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO, NAACP.

The 48th NAACP Image Awards production team will be returning including Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Director Tony McCuin, Co-Executive Producers Kimmie H. Kim and Byron Phillips, and Talent Producer Robin Reinhardt.

Following is a partial list of nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé
Viola Davis
Regina King
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Chance the Rapper
TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Atlanta” (FX)
“black-ish” (ABC)
“Insecure” (HBO)
“Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
“The Carmichael Show” (NBC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)
Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
Dwayne Johnson – “Ballers” (HBO)
Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO)
Keesha Sharp – “Lethal Weapon” (FOX)
Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)
Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Empire” (FOX)
“Power” (Starz)
“Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Underground” (WGN America)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Kofi Siriboe – “Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Mike Colter – “Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Netflix)
Omari Hardwick – “Power” (Starz)
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Terrence Howard – “Empire” (FOX)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Jurnee Smollett-Bell – “Underground” (WGN America)
Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
Rutina Wesley – “Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)
Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Chloe X Halle (Columbia Records)
MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
Ro James (RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment)
Serayah (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Male Artist
Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/ Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Maxwell (Columbia)
Outstanding Female Artist
Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
Fantasia (RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited)
K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
Solange (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Album
“A Seat At The Table” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“Coloring Book” – Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
“Lemonade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“untitled unmastered.” – Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
“What I’m Feelin” – Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture
“Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
“Loving” (Focus Features/Big Beach)
“Moonlight” (A24)
“The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Don Cheadle – “Miles Ahead” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Nate Parker – “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Stephan James – “Race” (Focus Features/The Luminary Group A Solofilms/Trinidad/Trinity/Trinity Race Production)
Will Smith – “Collateral Beauty” (Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Angela Bassett – “London Has Fallen” (Focus Features/Millennium Films/G-Base Production)
Madina Nalwanga – “Queen of Katwe” (Walt Disney Studios)
Ruth Negga – “Loving” (Focus Features/Big Beach)
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Tika Sumpter – “Southside With You” (Roadside Attractions)

For a complete list of nominees and latest news, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net.

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