The 2020 NAACP Image Awards Nominees are In!

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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.

In the marquee Entertainer of the Year category, the nominees are Angela Bassett, Billy Porter, Lizzo, Regina King and Tyler Perry.

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:


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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