By Bruce Haring | Deadline Hollywood
The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced Thursday, the prelude to the two-hour live televised awards airing on BET on February 2 at 8 PM ET/PT.
The Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature, and film and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Voting is now open to the public to determine winners.
Netflix leads the TV category nominations with 30 mentions, thanks to series like When They See Us (nine noms), with an additional 12 in the motion picture categories (Dolemite Is My Name leads there with seven) for a total of 42. Universal leads the motion picture categories with 15 nominations, paced by Us and Queen & Slim.
Nominees were revealed this morning at a joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, and Connie Orlando, EVP and head of programming at BET Networks.
Here’s the list of nominees:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
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 Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)
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