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Nominees announced for the 49th NAACP Image Awards

11/20/2017, 2:56 p.m.
he nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced Monday with Netflix and OWN leading the nominations in the ...
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The nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced Monday with Netflix and OWN leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 17 nominations, respectively. In the recording category, RCA Records leads with 12 nominations, followed by Capitol Records with 6 nominations and Atlantic Records and Columbia Records both with 3 nominations. Universal Pictures leads with 10 nominations, followed by Annapurna and Open Road Films, both received 5 nominations in the motion picture categories. The Two-Hour LIVE TV special will air on TV One on Monday, January 15, 2018, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with a One-Hour Live Red Carpet Pre-Show.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

· Ava DuVernay

· Bruno Mars

· Chadwick Boseman

· Chance the Rapper

· Issa Rae

· JAY-Z

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

· "Ballers" (HBO)

· "black-ish" (ABC)

· "Dear White People" (Netflix)

· "Insecure" (HBO)

· "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

· Anthony Anderson - "black-ish" (ABC)

· Aziz Ansari - "Master of None" (Netflix)

· Dwayne Johnson - "Ballers" (HBO)

· Keegan-Michael Key - "Friends from College" (Netflix)

· RonReaco Lee - "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

· Danielle Brooks - "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)

· Issa Rae - "Insecure" (HBO)

· Loretta Devine - "The Carmichael Show" (NBC)

· Niecy Nash - "Claws" (TNT)

· Tracee Ellis Ross - "black-ish " (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

· Ernie Hudson - "Grace and Frankie" (Netflix)

· Jay Ellis - "Insecure" (HBO)

· John David Washington - "Ballers" (HBO)

· Omar Miller - "Ballers" (HBO)

· Tituss Burgess - "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

· Leslie Jones - "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

· Marsai Martin - "black-ish" (ABC)

· Tichina Arnold - "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz)

· Uzo Aduba - "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)

· Yvonne Orji - "Insecure" (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

· "Greenleaf" (OWN)

· "Power" (Starz)

· "Queen Sugar" (OWN)

· "This Is Us" (NBC)

· "Underground" (WGN America)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

· Kofi Siriboe - "Queen Sugar" (OWN)

· Mike Colter - "Marvel's The Defenders" (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)

· Taraji P. Henson - "Empire" (FOX)

· Viola Davis - "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

· Bryshere Gray - "Empire" (FOX)

· Dondre Whitfield - "Queen Sugar" (OWN)

· Joe Morton - "Scandal" (ABC)

· Jussie Smollett - "Empire" (FOX)

· Trai Byers - "Empire" (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

· Lynn Whitfield - "Greenleaf" (OWN)

· Naturi Naughton - "Power" (Starz)

· Samira Wiley - "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)

· Susan Kelechi Watson - "This Is Us" (NBC)