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NOMINEES AND HOST ANTHONY ANDERSON ANNOUNCED FOR THE “53rd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS”

NOMINEES AND HOST ANTHONY ANDERSON ANNOUNCED FORTHE “53rd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS” AIRING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26th AT 8:00 PM ET/ PT ON BET
 NETFLIX LEADS WITH 52 NOMINATIONS VOTING IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON WWW.NAACPIMAGEAWARDS.NET


The full list of nominees can be found below:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Lil Nas X
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Regina King
  • Tiffany Haddish

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
  • The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Films)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth (Apple TV+ / A24)
  • Jonathan Majors – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • LaKeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Mahershala Ali – Swan Song (Apple TV+)
  • Will Smith – King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Films)
  • Halle Berry – Bruised (Netflix)
  • Jennifer Hudson – Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
  • Tessa Thompson – Passing (Netflix)
  • Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Algee Smith – Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Delroy Lindo – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • Idris Elba – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • LaKeith Stanfield – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Audra McDonald – Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
  • Danielle Deadwyler – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • Dominique Fishback – Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Regina King – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

  • American Skin (Vertical Entertainment)
  • Bruised (Netflix)
  • CODA (Apple TV+)
  • Test Pattern (Kino Lorber)
  • The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (RedBird Entertainment)

Outstanding International Motion Picture

  • 7 Prisoners (Netflix)
  • African America (Netflix)
  • Eyimofe (This is My Desire) (Janus Films)
  • Flee (Neon / Participant)
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife (Orange Studio)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

  • Ariana DeBose – West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
  • Danny Boyd, Jr. – Bruised (Netflix)
  • Jalon Christian – A Journal For Jordan (Columbia Pictures)
  • Lonnie Chavis – The Water Man (RLJE Films)
  • Sheila Atim – Bruised (Netflix)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

  • Coming 2 America (Paramount Releasing/Amazon Studios)
  • Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
  • The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture

  • Encanto (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Luca (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Sing 2 (Universal Pictures)
  • Vivo (Netflix)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture

  • Andre Braugher – Spirit Untamed  (Universal Pictures)
  • Awkwafina – Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Brian Tyree Henry – Vivo (Netflix)
  • Eric André – Sing 2 (Universal Pictures)
  • Letitia Wright – Sing 2  (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Short-Form (Live Action)

  • Aurinko in Adagio (Universal Pictures)
  • Blackout (Netflix)
  • The Ice Cream Stop (Walt Disney Studios)
  • These Final Hours (Universal Pictures)
  • When The Sun Sets (Lakutshon’ Ilanga) (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Short-Form (Animated)

  • Blush (Apple TV+)
  • Robin Robin (Netflix)
  • She Dreams at Sunrise (Tribeca Studios, Procter & Gamble)
  • Twenty Something (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Us Again (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)

  • Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu)
  • Jamila Wignot – Ailey (Neon)
  • Jeymes Samuel – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • Liesl Tommy – Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
  • Rebecca Hall – Passing (Netflix)

TELEVISION + STREAMING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • `black-ish (ABC)
  • Harlem (Amazon Studios)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Run the World (Starz)
  • The Upshaws (Netflix)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson – `black-ish (ABC)
  • Cedric the Entertainer – The Neighborhood (CBS)
  • Don Cheadle – Black Monday (Showtime)
  • Elisha ‘EJ’ Williams – The Wonder Years (ABC)
  • Jay Ellis – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
  • Loretta Devine – Family Reunion (Netflix)
  • Regina Hall – Black Monday (Showtime)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – `black-ish (ABC)
  • Yvonne Orji – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)
  • Deon Cole – `black-ish (ABC)
  • Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Kendrick Sampson – Insecure (HBO)
  • Laurence Fishburne – `black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Amanda Seales – Insecure (HBO)
  • Jenifer Lewis – `black-ish (ABC)
  • Marsai Martin – `black-ish (ABC)
  • Natasha Rothwell – Insecure (HBO)
  • Wanda Sykes – The Upshaws (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • 9-1-1 (FOX)
  • All American (The CW)
  • Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)
  • Pose (FX Network)
  • Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • Billy Porter – Pose (FX Network)
  • Damson Idris – Snowfall (FX Network)
  • Forest Whitaker – Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)
  • Kofi Siriboe – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Sterling K. Brown – This is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

  • Angela Bassett – 9-1-1 (FOX)
  • Dawn-Lyen Gardner – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Octavia Spencer – Truth Be Told (Apple TV+)
  • Queen Latifah – The Equalizer (CBS)
  • Rutina Wesley – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Alex R. Hibbert – The Chi (Showtime)
  • Cliff “Method Man” Smith – Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)
  • Daniel Ezra – All American (The CW)
  • Giancarlo Esposito – Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)
  • Joe Morton – Our Kind of People (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alfre Woodard – SEE (Apple TV+)
  • Bianca Lawson – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Chandra Wilson – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • Mary J. Blige – Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)
  • Susan Kelechi Watson – This is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Colin in Black & White – (Netflix)
  • Genius: Aretha – (National Geographic)
  • Love Life – (HBO Max)
  • Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia – (Lifetime)
  • The Underground Railroad – (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Anthony Mackie – Solos (Amazon Studios)
  • Jaden Michael – Colin in Black & White (Netflix)
  • Kevin Hart – True Story (Netflix)
  • Wesley Snipes – True Story (Netflix)
  • William Jackson Harper – Love Life (HBO Max)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Betty Gabriel – Clickbait (Netflix)
  • Cynthia Erivo – Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)
  • Danielle Brooks – Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)
  • Jodie Turner-Smith – Anne Boleyn (AMC+)
  • Taraji P. Henson – Annie Live! (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Courtney B. Vance – Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)
  • Keith David – Black As Night (Amazon Studios)
  • Tituss Burgess – Annie Live! (NBC)
  • Will Catlett – True Story (Netflix)
  • William Jackson Harper – The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Anika Noni Rose – Maid (Netflix)
  • Natasha Rothwell – The White Lotus (HBO)
  • Pauletta Washington – Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)
  • Regina Hall – Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu)
  • Sheila Atim – The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

  • Blood on Black Wall Street: The Legacy of the Tulsa Massacre (NBC)
  • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
  • Soul of A Nation (ABC)
  • The Reidout (MSNBC)
  • Unsung (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

  • Desus & Mero (Showtime)
  • Hart to Heart (Peacock)
  • Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
  • Tamron Hall (Syndicated)
  • The Real (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

  • Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)
  • Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Sweet Life: Los Angeles (HBO Max)
  • The Voice (NBC)
  • Wild ‘n Out (VH1)

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
  • BET Awards 2021 (BET)
  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer (Netflix)
  • Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 (Amazon Studios)
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Ada Twist, Scientist (Netflix)
  • Family Reunion (Netflix)
  • Karma’s World (Netflix)
  • Raven’s Home (Disney Channel)
  • Waffles + Mochi (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

  • Alayah “Lay Lay” High – That Girl Lay Lay (Nickelodeon)
  • Celina Smith – Annie Live! (NBC)
  • Elisha ‘EJ’ Williams – The Wonder Years (ABC)
  • Eris Baker – This Is Us (NBC)
  • Miles Brown – `black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

  • Joy Reid – The Reidout (MSNBC)
  • Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez – Desus & Mero (Showtime)
  • Garcelle Beauvais, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai Jenkins – The Real (Syndicated)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Willow Smith – Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
  • LeBron James – The Shop: Uninterrupted (HBO)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

  • Alfonso Ribeiro – America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
  • Amber Ruffin – The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
  • Cedric The Entertainer – 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (CBS)
  • Iyanla Vanzant – Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Guest Performance

  • Alani “La La” Anthony – The Chi (Showtime)
  • Christina Elmore – Insecure (HBO)
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Erika Alexander – Run the World (Starz)
  • Maya Rudolph – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Animated Series

  • Big Mouth (Netflix)
  • Peanut Headz: Black History Toonz (Kweli TV)
  • Super Sema (YouTube Originals)
  • We The People (Netflix)
  • Yasuke (Netflix)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)

  • Angela Bassett – Malika: The Lion Queen (FOX)
  • Billy Porter – Fairfax (Amazon Studios)
  • Chris “Ludacris” Bridges – Karma’s World (Netflix)
  • Cree Summer – Rugrats (Nickelodeon)
  • Keke Palmer – Big Mouth (Netflix)

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama

  • Between the Scenes – The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
  • Dark Humor (Comedy Central / YouTube)
  • Della Mae (AspireTV)
  • The Disney Launchpad: Shorts Incubator (Disney+)
  • Two Sides: Unfaithful (Snapchat)

Outstanding Short Form Series or Special – Reality/Nonfiction

  • Life By The Horns (Snapchat)
  • Memory Builds The Monument (Fifth Ward CRC)
  • Widen the Screen: 8:46 Films (BET)
  • Through Our Eyes: Shelter (HBO Max)
  • Lynching Postcards: Token of a Great Day (Paramount+)

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television)

  • Angel Kristi Williams – Colin in Black & White (Netflix)
  • Cierra Glaude – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Deborah Riley Draper – The Legacy of Black Wall Street (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Halcyon Person – Karma’s World (Netflix)
  • Quyen Tran – Maid (Netflix)

RECORDING CATEGORIES

Outstanding New Artist

  • Cynthia Erivo – Ch. 1 Vs. 1 (Verve Records / UMG Recordings)
  • Jimmie Allen – Bettie James Gold Edition (BBR Music Group)
  • Saweetie – Best Friend feat. Doja Cat (ICY / Warner Records)
  • Tems – If Orange Was A Place (RCA Records / Since ’93)
  • Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us (Capitol Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Anthony Hamilton – Love Is The New Black (My Music Box LLC / BMG)
  • Drake – Way 2 Sexy (Republic Records)
  • Givēon – Heartbreak Anniversary (Epic Records)
  • J. Cole – The Off-Season (Dreamville / Roc Nation)
  • Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name) (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

  • H.E.R. – Back of My Mind (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
  • Ari Lennox – Pressure (Dreamville / Interscope Records)
  • Beyonce´ – Be Alive (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
  • Chlöe – Have Mercy (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
  • Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales (RCA Records)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

  • Anthems & Glory – Todd Dulaney (MNRK Music Group)
  • Believe For It – CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media)
  • Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. – Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music  (Life Room Label LLC / K Approved Enterprises. Inc.)
  • Overcomer – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
  • Power – Jason McGee & The Choir (My Block, Inc.)

Outstanding International Song

  • Essence – Wizkid feat. Tems and Justin Bieber  (RCA Records / Starboy / Sony Music International)
  • Peru – Fireboy DML  (YBNL Nation / Empire)
  • Somebody’s Son – Tiwa Savage feat. Brandy (Motown)
  • Touch It – KiDi (Lynx Entertainment / MadeInENY / Empire)
  • Understand – Omah Lay (The KeyQaad / Sire Records)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

  • Best Friend – Saweetie feat. Doja Cat (ICY / Warner Records)
  • Essence – Wizkid feat. Tems (RCA Records / Starboy / Sony Music International)
  • Fye Fye – Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe (Tobe Nwigwe, LLC)
  • Have Mercy – Chlöe (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
  • Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic (Atlantic / Aftermath)

Outstanding Album

  • An Evening with Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic (Atlantic / Aftermath)
  • Back of My Mind – H.E.R. (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
  • Certified Lover Boy – Drake (Republic Records)
  • Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)
  • When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time – Givēon (Epic Records)

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

  • Coming 2 America (Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Eddie Murphy, Craig Brewer, Kevin Misher,  Randy Spendlove, Jeff Harleston, Brittney Ramsdell (Def Jam Recordings)
  • Judas and the Black Messiah (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Mark Isham and Craig Harris (WaterTower Music)
  • Respect (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Jason Michael Webb and Stephen Bray (Epic Records)
  • The Harder They Fall (The Motion Picture Soundtrack) – JAY-Z and Jeymes Samuel (Geneva Club / Roc Nation Records, LLC)
  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Music from the Motion Picture) – Salaam Remi, Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq, Warren “E” Felder, Downtown Trevor Brown (Warner Records)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song

  • Believe For It – CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media)
  • Help Me – Tamela Mann feat. The Fellas (Tillymann Music Group)
  • Hold Us Together (Hope Mix) – H.E.R. and Tauren Wells (RCA Records / Sony Music)
  • Overcome 2021 – Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul / RCA Records )
  • Time for Reparations – Sounds of Blackness (Sounds of Blackness / Atomic K Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental

  • Forever…Jaz – Jazmin Ghent (Independent Artist)
  • Love Languages – Nathan Mitchell (ENM Music Group)
  • Somewhere Different – Brandee Younger (Impulse! Records)
  • Sounds from the Ancestors – Kenny Garrett (Mack Avenue Music Group)
  • The Magic of Now – Orrin Evans (Smoke Sessions Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal

  • Dear Love – Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force (Empress Legacy Records)
  • Generations – The Baylor Project (Be A Light)
  • Ledisi Sings Nina – Ledisi (Listen Back Entertainment / BMG)
  • Let There Be Love – Freda Payne (Alain Franke Records)
  • SALSWING! – Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta (Rubén Blades Productions)

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song

  • Damage – H.E.R. (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
  • Be Alive – Beyoncé (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
  • Have Mercy – Chlöe (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
  • Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic (Atlantic / Aftermath)
  • Pick Up Your Feelings – Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song

  • Best Friend – Saweetie feat. Doja Cat (ICY / Warner Records)
  • Fye Fye – Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe (Tobe Nwigwe, LLC)
  • Industry Baby – Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow (Columbia Records)
  • My Life with 21 Savage and Morray – J. Cole (Dreamville / Roc Nation)
  • Way 2 Sexy – Drake (Republic Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

  • Anthony Hamilton feat. Jennifer Hudson – Superstar (My Music Box LLC / BMG)
  • Chlöe x Halle – Georgia On My Mind (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
  • Jazmine Sullivan feat. H.E.R. – Girl Like Me (RCA Records)
  • Leela James feat. Anthony Hamilton – Complicated (Remix) (SheSangz Music, Inc. / BMG)
  • Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open (Atlantic / Aftermath)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)

  • Chris Brown feat. Young Thug, Future, Lil Durk and Latto – Go Crazy (Remix) (RCA Records)
  • Doja Cat feat. SZA – Kiss Me More (RCA Records / Kemosabe Records)
  • Drake feat. Future & Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy (Republic Records)
  • H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown – Come Through (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
  • Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe – Fye Fye (Tobe Nwigwe, LLC)

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

  • Attica (Showtime)
  • Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power (Greenwich Entertainment)
  • My Name Is Pauli Murray (Amazon Studios in association with Participant)
  • Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu)
  • Tina (HBO Documentary Films)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

  • 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Apple TV+)
  • American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free (PBS)
  • Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali (Netflix)
  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Netflix)
  • Insecure Documentary (HBO)

WRITING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

  • Ashley Nicole Black – Ted Lasso – “Do the Right-est Thing” (Apple TV+)
  • Issa Rae – Insecure -“Everything’s Gonna Be, Okay?!” (HBO)
  • Leann Bowen – Ted Lasso – “Lavender” (Apple TV+)
  • Maya Erskine – Pen15 – “Blue in Green” (Hulu)
  • Temi Wilkey – Sex Education – “Episode #3.6” (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

  • Aurin Squire – Evil – “C Is For Cop” (Paramount+)
  • Davita Scarlett – The Good Fight – “And the Firm Had Two Partners…” (Paramount+)
  • Malcolm Spellman – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – “New World Order” (Disney+)
  • Nkechi Okoro Carroll – All American – “Homecoming” (The CW)
  • Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy – Pose – “Series Finale” (FX Network)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

  • Abdul Williams – Salt-N-Pepa (Lifetime Movie Network)
  • Mario Miscione  , Marcella Ochoa – Madres (Amazon Studios)
  • Monique N. Matthew – A Holiday In Harlem (Hallmark Channel)
  • Sameer Gardezi – Hot Mess Holiday (Comedy Central)
  • Sherman Payne – Black As Night (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

  • Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris – Zola (A24)
  • Jeymes Samuel, Boaz Yakin – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • Shaka King, Will Berson, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas – Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Virgil Williams – A Journal for Jordan (Columbia Pictures)
  • Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele – Candyman (Universal Pictures)

DIRECTING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle – South Side – “Tornado” (HBO Max)
  • Melina Matsoukas – Insecure – “Reunited, Okay?!” (HBO)
  • Neema Barnette – Harlem – “Once Upon A Time in Harlem” (Amazon Studios)
  • Prentice Penny – Insecure – “Everything’s Gonna Be, Okay?!” (HBO)
  • Tiffany Johnson – Black Monday – “Eight!” (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

  • Anthony Hemingway – Genius: Aretha “Respect” (National Geographic)
  • Barry Jenkins – The Underground Railroad – “Indiana Winter” (Amazon Studios)
  • Carl Seaton – Snowfall – “Fight or Flight” (FX Network)
  • Carl Seaton – Godfather of Harlem – “The Bonanno Split” (EPIX)
  • Hanelle Culpepper – True Story – “Like Cain Did Abel” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

  • Jaffar Mahmood – Hot Mess Holiday (Comedy Central)
  • Kenny Leon – Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)
  • Mario Van Peebles – Salt-N-Pepa (Lifetime)
  • Maritte Lee Go – Black As Night (Amazon Studios)
  • Veronica Rodriguez – Let’s Get Merried (VH1)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

  • Denzel Washington – A Journal for Jordan (Columbia Pictures)
  • Jeymes Samuel – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda – tick tick…BOOM! (Netflix)
  • Reinaldo Marcus Green – King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Shaka King – Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

  • Andre Gaines – The One and Only Dick Gregory (Showtime)
  • Dawn Porter – Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer (National Geographic)
  • Sam Pollard – MLK/FBI (IFC Films)
  • Samantha Knowles, Yoruba Richen, Geeta Gandbhir, Nadia Hallgren – Black and Missing (HBO)
  • Spike Lee – NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½ (HBO Max)

LITERARY CATEGORIES

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

  • Harlem Shuffle – Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House)
  • Libertie – Kaitlyn Greenidge (Algonquin Books)
  • Long Division – Kiese Laymon (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Man Who Lived Underground – Richard Wright (Library of America)
  • The Perishing – Natashia Deón (Counterpoint Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem – Judy Tyrus, Paul Novosel (Kensington)
  • Just As I Am – Cicely Tyson (Amistad)
  • My Remarkable Journey – Katherine Johnson (Amistad)
  • Renegades: Born in the USA – Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen (Penguin Random House)
  • The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story – Nikole Hannah-Jones (Penguin Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

  • Just As I Am – Cicely Tyson (Amistad)
  • My Remarkable Journey – Katherine Johnson (Amistad)
  • Other Black Girl: A Novel – Zakiya Dalila Harris (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois – Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts – Rebecca Hall (Simon & Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

  • Just As I Am – Cicely Tyson (Amistad)
  • Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement – Tarana Burke (Macmillan / Flatiron Books)
  • Unprotected: A Memoir – Billy Porter (Abrams Press)
  • Until I Am Free – Keisha Blain (Beacon Press)
  • Will – Will Smith (Penguin Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

  • Diversity Is Not Enough: A Roadmap to Recruit, Develop and Promote Black Leaders in America  – Keith Wyche (Kandelle Publishing)
  • Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business) – Tabitha Brown (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Permission to Dream – Chris Gardner (Amistad)
  • Teaching Black History to White People – Leonard N. Moore (University of Texas Press)
  • The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations – Robert Livingston (Penguin Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

  • Perfect Black – Crystal Wilkinson (University Press of Kentucky)
  • Playlist for the Apocalypse – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Such Color: New and Selected Poems – Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)
  • The Wild Fox of Yemen – Threa Almontaser (Graywolf Press)
  • What Water Knows: Poems – Jacqueline Jones LaMon (Northwestern University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

  • Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy – Misty Copeland (Aladdin)
  • Change Sings – Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Penguin Young Readers)
  • Stacey’s Extraordinary Words – Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (HarperCollins)
  • Time for Bed, Old House – Janet Costa Bates, A.G. Ford (Candlewick Press)
  • When Langston Dances – Kaija Langley, Keith Mallett (S&S Books for Young Readers)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

  • Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan)
  • Happily Ever Afters – Elise Bryant (HarperCollins)
  • The Cost of Knowing – Brittney Morris (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • When You Look Like Us – Pamela N. Harris (HarperCollins)
  • Wings of Ebony – J. Elle (S&S Books for Young Readers)
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