2017 NAACP Image Award nominees announced: Beyonce, Solange, Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper get multiple nominations
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LOS ANGELES, CA – The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced 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,” said 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.
For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at www.naacpimageawards.net.
Here is the complete list of categories and nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Outstanding News / Information – (Series or Special)
Outstanding Talk Series
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
Outstanding Children’s Program
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series)
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Outstanding New Artist
Outstanding Male Artist
Outstanding Female Artist
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Outstanding Jazz Album
Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
Outstanding Music Video
Outstanding Song – Traditional
Outstanding Song – Contemporary
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Outstanding Documentary – (Film)
Outstanding Documentary – (Television)
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Television)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Film)
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – (Television or Film)