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LOS ANGELES, CA (February 13, 2019) –The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) TV One’s joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins, Chairman and CEO of TV One. The winners will be revealed during the Two-HourLIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Netflix leads the nominations in the Television categories with 22 nominations and has 4 film nominations followed by HBO and ABC with 20 and 18 respectively. Marvel leads the motion picture category with 13 nominations followed by Annapurna with 11 nominations. In the recording categories, RCA leads with 11 nominations followed by Interscope with 8 nominations and Atria leads the literary category with 4 nominations.

“With TV One as our partner for the 50thAnniversary of the NAACP Image Awards, we are delighted to have a platform to showcase artists and individuals of color and celebrate their talents and contributions,” stated President Johnson.

The NAACP Image Awards is the preeminent multicultural awards show celebrating 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.

Note: Winner noted in bold.

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

WRITING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

  • Barry Jenkins-“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
  • Boots Riley -“Sorry To Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
  • Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim -“Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole -“Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)

DIRECTING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

  • Barry Jenkins -“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
  • Spike Lee -“BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
  • Steve McQueen -“Widows” (20th Century Fox)
  • Ryan Coogler -“Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
  • Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones -“Quincy” (A Le Train Train\Bob’s Your Uncle\TribecaProduction for Netflix)

ANIMATED / CGI CATEGORY

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

  • Issa Rae -“Bojack Horseman” (Netflix)
  • Laya Deleon Hayes -“Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)
  • Mahershala Ali -“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures/SonyPictures Animation in association with Marvel)
  • Samuel L. Jackson -“Incredibles 2” (Disney and Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Shameik Moore -“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Columbia Pictures/SonyPictures Animation in association with Marvel)

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Amandla Stenberg -The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)
  • Constance Wu -“Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • KiKi Layne -“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
  • Sanaa Lathan -“Nappily Ever After” (Marc Platt Production/Badabing PicturesProduction for Netflix)
  • Viola Davis -“Widows” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture

Special Award

Entertainer of the Year

For a full list of nominees and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at www.naacpimageawards.net or on Facebook at naacpimageaward and Twitter @naacpimageaward (#ImageAwards50).

 

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