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[01/12/23 - 09:31 AM]
Nominees Announced for the "54th NAACP Image Awards" Airing Live Saturday, February 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET
The show will be in front of an audience for the first time in three years.

[via press release from BET]

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE "54TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS" AIRING LIVE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON BET

ABC LEADS WITH 28 NOMINATIONS

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VOTING IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON WWW.NAACPIMAGEAWARDS.NET

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LOS ANGELES (January 12, 2023) - Today, NAACP unveiled the full list of "54th NAACP Image Awards" nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in front of an audience for the first time in three years.

Netflix and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever lead nominations across the motion picture categories with 15 and 12 nominations respectively. ABC and Abbott Elementary received the most nominations in the television + streaming categories with 28 and nine nominations respectively. Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar are tied for the most nominations in the music recording categories (5 respectively). RCA Records / RCA Inspiration received the most nominations across record labels (11). Penguin Random House and Harper Collins lead nominations across literary categories (9).

"This year's nominees have conveyed a wide range of authentic stories and diverse experiences that have resonated with many in our community, and we're proud to recognize their outstanding achievements and performances," said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP.

"We take pride in recognizing the trailblazing achievements and artistry of this year's esteemed nominees and celebrating the powerful legacy of the NAACP," said Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET. "We look forward to bringing the Image Awards back to Pasadena in front of a live audience and delivering unforgettable moments that epitomize the brilliance of the Black community."

The public can vote to determine the winners of the "54th NAACP Image Awards" by visiting www.naacpimageawards.net. Voting closes on February 10, 2023. Winners will be revealed during the "54th NAACP Image Awards" telecast on February 25, 2023, on BET. NAACP will also recognize winners in non-televised Image Awards categories February 20-24, which will stream on www.naacpimageawards.net. For all information and the latest news, please follow NAACP Image Awards on Instagram @NAACPImageAwards.

Globally recognized as one of the most distinguished multicultural awards shows, the "54th NAACP Image Awards" will continue a tradition of excellence, uplifting values that inspire equality, justice, and progressive change, and highlighting artists committed to that purpose.

One of the most iconic annual celebrations of Black excellence, the NAACP Image Awards draws the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood. Previous years' attendees and winners include Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Wizkid, Lizzo, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, Jamie Foxx, Chloe x Halle, Regé-Jean Page, Daniel Kaluuya, Michaela Coel, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Blair Underwood, Will Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Anthony Anderson, Sterling K. Brown, Loni Love, Sheryl Underwood, Halle Berry, Common, Dwayne Johnson, Audra Day, John Legend, Lena Waithe, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Oyelowo, Laverne Cox, Octavia Spencer, Issa Rae, Trevor Noah, Yara Shahidi, Danai Gurira, Jacob Latimore, Jill Scott, H.E.R., Jay Pharoah, Jemele Hill, Loretta Devine, Sylvester Stallone, Meta Golding, Michael Smith, Tyler James Williams, Ava DuVernay, the late Chadwick Boseman, and many more.

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The full list of nominees can be found below:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Angela Bassett
Mary J. Blige
Quinta Brunson
Viola Davis
Zendaya


MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES



Outstanding Motion Picture

A Jazzman's Blues (Netflix)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
Emancipation (Apple TV)
The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)
TILL (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)


Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Daniel Kaluuya - Nope (Universal Pictures)
Jonathan Majors - Devotion (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Joshua Boone - A Jazzman's Blues (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown - Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul (Focus Features)
Will Smith - Emancipation (Apple)


Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Danielle Deadwyler - TILL (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)
Keke Palmer - Alice (Vertical Entertainment)
Letitia Wright - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
Regina Hall - Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul (Focus Features)
Viola Davis - The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Aldis Hodge - Black Adam (Warner Bros. Pictures / New Line Cinema)
Cliff "Method Man" Smith - On The Come Up (Paramount Pictures)
Jalyn Hall - TILL (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)
John Boyega - The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Tenoch Huerta - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Angela Bassett - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
Danai Gurira - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
Janelle Monáe - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)
Lashana Lynch - The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Lupita Nyong'o - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)


Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

Breaking (Bleecker Street)
Causeway (Apple TV)
Mr. Malcolm's List (Bleecker Street)
Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (Hulu)
The Inspection (A24)


Outstanding International Motion Picture

Athena (Netflix)
Bantú Mama (ARRAY)
Broker (NEON)
Learn to Swim (ARRAY)
The Silent Twins (Focus Features)


Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Jalyn Hall - TILL (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)
Joshua Boone - A Jazzman's Blues (Netflix)
Ledisi - Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (Hulu)
Y'lan Noel - A Lot of Nothing (RLJE)
Yola - Elvis (Warner Bros. Pictures)


Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

A Jazzman's Blues (Netflix)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
Emancipation (Apple TV)
The Woman King (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
TILL (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)


Outstanding Animated Motion Picture

DC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros. Pictures / WAG / DC)
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Netflix)
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Universal Pictures)
Turning Red (Pixar Animation Studios)
Wendell & Wild (Netflix)


Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - Motion Picture

Angela Bassett - Wendell & Wild (Netflix)
Keke Palmer - Lightyear (Walt Disney Studios)
Kevin Hart - DC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros. Pictures / WAG / DC)
Lyric Ross - Wendell & Wild (Netflix)
Taraji P. Henson - Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal Pictures)


Outstanding Short-Form (Live Action)

Dear Mama... (Film Independent)
Fannie (Chromatic Black)
Fathead (University of Southern California)
Incomplete (20th Century Digital, Hulu)
Pens & Pencils (Wavelength Productions/Black TV & Film Collective)


Outstanding Short-Form (Animated)

I Knew Superman (Houghtonville Animation)
More Than I Want To Remember (MTV Entertainment Studios)
Supercilious (York Cinemas)
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (Apple Studios)
We Are Here (271 Films)


Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)

Elvis Mitchell - Is That Black Enough For You?!? (Netflix)
Ericka Nicole Malone - Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (Hulu)
Krystin Ver Linden - Alice (Vertical Entertainment)
Mo McRae - A Lot of Nothing (RLJE)
Stephen Adetumbi, Jarrett Roseborough - This Is My Black (Campus of Pine Forge Academy)


TELEVISION + STREAMING CATEGORIES



Outstanding Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Atlanta (FX)
black-ish (ABC)
Rap Sh!t (HBO Max)
The Wonder Years (ABC)


Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson - black-ish (ABC)
Cedric The Entertainer - The Neighborhood (CBS)
Donald Glover - Atlanta (FX)
Dulé Hill - The Wonder Years (ABC)
Mike Epps - The Upshaws (Netflix)


Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Loretta Devine - Family Reunion (Netflix)
Maya Rudolph - Loot (Apple TV+)
Quinta Brunson - Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Tichina Arnold - The Neighborhood (CBS)
Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish (ABC)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brian Tyree Henry - Atlanta (FX)
Deon Cole - black-ish (ABC)
Kenan Thompson - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tyler James Williams - Abbott Elementary (ABC)
William Stanford Davis - Abbott Elementary (ABC)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Janelle James - Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Jenifer Lewis - black-ish (ABC)
Marsai Martin - black-ish (ABC)
Sheryl Lee Ralph - Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Wanda Sykes - The Upshaws (Netflix)


Outstanding Drama Series

Bel-Air (Peacock)
Bridgerton (Netflix)
Euphoria (HBO Max)
P-Valley (Starz)
Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)


Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Damson Idris - Snowfall (FX)
Jabari Banks - Bel-Air (Peacock)
Kofi Siriboe - Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Nicco Annan - P-Valley (Starz)
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us (NBC)


Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Angela Bassett - 9-1-1 (FOX)
Brandee Evans - P-Valley (Starz)
Queen Latifah - The Equalizer (CBS)
Rutina Wesley - Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Zendaya - Euphoria (HBO Max)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Adrian Holmes - Bel-Air (Peacock)
Amin Joseph - Snowfall (FX)
Caleb McLaughlin - Stranger Things (Netflix)
Cliff "Method Man" Smith - Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)
J. Alphonse Nicholson - P-Valley (Starz)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Adjoa Andoh - Bridgerton (Netflix)
Bianca Lawson - Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Loretta Devine - P-Valley (Starz)
Susan Kelechi Watson - This Is Us (NBC)
Tina Lifford - Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)


Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Carl Weber's The Black Hamptons (BET+)
From Scratch (Netflix)
The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)
Women of the Movement (ABC)


Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Morris Chestnut - The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
Samuel L. Jackson - The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)
Terrence Howard - The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
Trevante Rhodes - Mike (Hulu)
Wendell Pierce - Don't Hang Up (Bounce TV)


Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Niecy Nash-Betts - Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)
Regina Hall - The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
Sanaa Lathan - The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
Viola Davis - The First Lady (Showtime)
Zoe Saldaña - From Scratch (Netflix)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Glynn Turman - Women of the Movement (ABC)

Keith David - From Scratch (Netflix)

Omar Benson Miller - The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)

Russell Hornsby - Mike (Hulu)

Terrence "TC" Carson - A Wesley Christmas (BET+)



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Alexis Floyd - Inventing Anna (Netflix)

Danielle Deadwyler - From Scratch (Netflix)

Melissa De Sousa - The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)

Nia Long - The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)

Phylicia Rashad - Little America (Apple TV+)



Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

#RolandMartinUnfiltered: Black Votes Matter Election Night 2022 Coverage (Black Star Network/YouTube)

ABC News 20/20 Michelle Obama: The Light We Carry, A Conversation with Robin Roberts (ABC)

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS)

OWN Spotlight: Viola Davis - The Woman King (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

The Hair Tales (Hulu)



Outstanding Talk Series

Hart to Heart (Peacock)

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)

Sherri (Syndicated)

Tamron Hall (ABC)

Uninterrupted: The Shop (YouTube)



Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

Legendary (HBO Max)

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Amazon Studios)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Sweet Life: Los Angeles (HBO Max)

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)



Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO Max)

BET Awards 2022 (BET Networks)

Deon Cole: Charleen's Boy (Netflix)

Martin: The Reunion (BET+)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)



Outstanding Children's Program

Family Reunion (Netflix)

Raising Dion (Netflix)

Raven's Home (Disney+)

Tab Time (YouTube Originals)

Waffles + Mochi's Restaurant (Netflix)



Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

Alaya "That Girl Lay Lay" High - That Girl Lay Lay (Nickelodeon)

Cameron J. Wright - Family Reunion (Netflix)

Elisha Williams - The Wonder Years (ABC)

Khali Spraggins - The Upshaws (Netflix)

Ja'Siah Young - Raising Dion (Netflix)



Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) - Individual or Ensemble

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Willow Smith - Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)

Jennifer Hudson - The Jennifer Hudson Show (Syndicated)

Kevin Hart - Hart to Heart (Peacock)

Lester Holt - NBC Nightly News (NBC)

Tracee Ellis Ross - The Hair Tales (Hulu)



Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) - Individual or Ensemble

Keke Palmer - Password (NBC)

Lizzo - Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Amazon Studios)

Tabitha Brown - Tab Time (YouTube Originals)

Taraji P. Henson - BET Awards 2022 (BET Networks)

Trevor Noah - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)



Outstanding Guest Performance

Amanda Gorman - Sesame Street (HBO Max)

Chance the Rapper - South Side (HBO Max)

Colman Domingo - Euphoria (HBO Max)

Glynn Turman - Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Gabourey Sidibe - American Horror Stories (FX)



Outstanding Animated Series

Central Park (Apple TV+)

Eureka! (Disney Junior)

Gracie's Corner (YouTube)

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)

Zootopia+ (Disney+)



Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)

Billy Porter - The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)

Cedric the Entertainer - The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)

Chris Bridges - Karma's World (Netflix)

Cree Summer - Rugrats (Nickelodeon)

Kyla Pratt - The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)



Outstanding Short Form Series - Comedy or Drama

Between The Scenes - The Daily Show (Comedy Central)

Oh Hell No! With Marlon Wayans (Facebook Watch)

Rise Up, Sing Out (Disney+)

Sunday Dinner (YouTube)

Zootopia+ (Disney+)



Outstanding Short Form Series or Special - Reality/Nonfiction

Black Independent Films: A Brief History (Turner Classic Movies)

Daring Simone Biles (Snap)

Historian's Take (PBS)

NFL 360 (NFL Network)

Omitted: The Black Cowboy (ESPN)



Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television)

Amy Wang - From Scratch (Netflix)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins - Kindred (FX)

Hannah Cope - Karma's World (Netflix)

Quinta Brunson - Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Syreeta Singleton - Rap Sh!t (HBO Max)



RECORDING CATEGORIES



Outstanding New Artist

Adam Blackstone - Legacy (BASSic Black Entertainment Records/Anderson Music Group/Empire)

Armani White - Billie Eilish (Def Jam Recordings)

Coco Jones - ICU (Def Jam Recordings)

Fivio Foreign - B.I.B.L.E (Columbia Records)

Steve Lacy - Gemini Rights (RCA Records)



Outstanding Male Artist

Brent Faiyaz - Wasteland (Lost Kids)

Burna Boy - Love, Damini (Atlantic Records)

Chris Brown - Breezy (Deluxe) (RCA Records/Chris Brown Entertainment)

Drake - Honestly, Nevermind (OVO/Republic Records)

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)



Outstanding Female Artist

Ari Lennox - age/sex/location (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

Beyoncé - Renaissance (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)

Chlöe - Surprise (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)

Jazmine Sullivan - Hurt Me So Good (RCA Records)

SZA - S.O.S. (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)



Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

All Things New - Tye Tribbett (Motown Gospel)

Hymns - Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Motown Gospel)

Kingdom Book One - Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin (Tribl Records, Fo Yo Soul Recordings and RCA Inspiration)

My Life - James Fortune (FIYA World/MNRK Music Group)

The Urban Hymnal - Tennessee State University (TSU/Tymple)



Outstanding International Song

Bad To Me - Wizkid (RCA Records/Starboy/Sony Music International)

Diana feat. Shenseea - Fireboy DML, Chris Brown (YBNL Nation / EMPIRE)

Last Last - Burna Boy (Atlantic Records)

No Woman No Cry - Tems (Def Jam Recordings)

Stand Strong - Davido feat. Sunday Service Choir (RCA Records/Sony Music UK)



Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

About Damn Time - Lizzo (Atlantic Records)

Be Alive - Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ Parkwood Entertainment)

Lift Me Up - Rihanna (Def Jam Recordings)

LORD FORGIVE ME feat. FAT, Pharrell and OLU of EARTHGANG - TOBE NWIGWE (THE GOOD STEWARDS COLLECTIVE)

The Heart Part 5 - Kendrick Lamar (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)



Outstanding Album

age/sex/location - Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

Breezy (Deluxe) - Chris Brown (RCA Records/Chris Brown Entertainment)

Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)

Renaissance - Beyoncé (Parkwood/Columbia Records)

Watch the Sun - PJ Morton (Morton Records)



Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Music From and Inspired By - Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan (Hollywood Records)

Bridgerton Season Two (Soundtrack from the Netflix Series) - Kris Bowers (Capitol Records)

Entergalactic - Kid Cudi (Republic Records)

P-Valley: Season 2 (Music From the Original TV Series) - Various Artists (Lions Gate Records)

The Woman King - Terence Blanchard (Milan Records)



Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song

All in Your Hands - Marvin Sapp (Elev8 Media & Entertainment LLC)

Fly (Y.M.M.F.) - Tennessee State University (TSU/Tymple)

Positive - Erica Campbell (My Block Inc.)

Whole World In His Hands - MAJOR. (MNRK Music Group)

Your World - Jonathan McReynolds (MNRK Music Group)



Outstanding Jazz Album - Instrumental

Detour - Boney James (Concord Records)

Henry Franklin: Jazz Is Dead 014 - Henry Franklin, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge

The Funk Will Prevail - Kaelin Ellis (NCH Music)

The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni - Javon Jackson (Solid Jackson Records)

Thrill Ride - Ragan Whiteside (Randis Music)



Outstanding Jazz Album - Vocal

Legacy - Adam Blackstone (BASSic Black Entertainment Records / Anderson Music Group / Empire)

Linger Awhile - Samara Joy (Verve Records)

Love and the Catalyst - Aimée Allen (Azuline)

New Standards Vol. 1 - Terri Lyne Carrington (Candid Records)

The Evening : Live at Apparatus - The Baylor Project (Be A Light)



Outstanding Soul/R&B Song

About Damn Time - Lizzo (Atlantic Records)

Cuff It - Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)

Good Morning Gorgeous Remix feat. H.E.R. - Mary J. Blige (300)

Hurt Me So Good - Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)

Lift Me Up - Rihanna (Def Jam Recordings)



Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song

Billie Eilish - Armani White (Def Jam Recordings)

City of Gods - Fivio Foreign (Columbia Records)

Hotel Lobby - Quavo, Takeoff (Motown Records/Quality Control Music)

The Heart Part 5 - Kendrick Lamar (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)

Wait for U - Future feat. Drake and Tems (Epic Records)



Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

Kendrick Lamar feat. Blxst & Amanda Reifer - Die Hard (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)

Mary J. Blige feat. H.E.R. - Good Morning Gorgeous Remix (300)

PJ Morton feat. Alex Isley and Jill Scott - Still Believe (Morton Records)

Silk Sonic - Love's Train (Atlantic Records)

Summer Walker, Cardi B, and SZA - No Love (LVRN/Interscope Records)



Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)

Beyoncé feat. Grace Jones and Tems - MOVE (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)

Chris Brown feat. Wizkid - Call Me Every Day (RCA Records/Chris Brown Entertainment)

City Girls feat. Usher - Good Love (Motown Records/Quality Control Music)

Future feat. Drake and Tems - Wait For U (Epic Records)

Latto feat. Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled - Big Energy (Remix) (RCA Records)





DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES



Outstanding Documentary (Film)

Civil (Netflix)

Descendant (Netflix)

Is That Black Enough For You?!? (Netflix)

Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues (Apple TV+)

Sidney (Apple TV+)



Outstanding Documentary (Television)

Black Love (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Everything's Gonna be All White (Showtime)

Frontline (PBS)

Race: Bubba Wallace (Netflix)

Shaq (HBO Max)



WRITING CATEGORIES



Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Aisha Muharrar - Hacks - "Episode 206" (HBO Max)

Ayo Edebiri, Shana Gohd - What We do in the Shadows - "Episode 405" (FX)

Brittani Nichols - Abbott Elementary - "Student Transfer" (ABC)

Karen Joseph Adcock - The Bear - "Episode 105" (FX)

Quinta Brunson - Abbott Elementary - "Development Day" (ABC)



Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Aurin Squire - The Good Fight - "Episode 603" (Paramount+)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins - Kindred - "Episode 101" (FX)

Davita Scarlett - The Good Fight - "Episode 604" (Paramount+)

Joshua Allen - From Scratch - "Episode 105" (Netflix)

Marissa Jo Cerar - Women of the Movement - "Episode 101" (ABC)



Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

Bree West - A Wesley Christmas (BET+)

Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams - Entergalactic (Netflix)

Jerrod Carmichael - Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel (HBO Max)

Lil Rel Howery - Lil Rel Howery: I Said it. Y'all Thinking it (HBO Max)

Matt Lopez - Father of the Bride (HBO Max)



Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

Charles Murray - The Devil You Know (Lionsgate)

Dana Stevens, Maria Bello - The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Jordan Peele - Nope (Universal Pictures)

Krystin Ver Linden - Alice (Vertical Entertainment)

Ryan Coogler - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)





DIRECTING CATEGORIES



Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Angela Barnes - Atlanta - "The Homeliest Little Horse" (FX)

Bridget Stokes - A Black Lady Sketch Show - "Save My Edges, I'm a Donor!" (HBO Max)

Dee Rees - Upload - "Hamoodi" (Amazon Studios)

Iona Morris Jackson - black-ish - "If A Black Man Cries in the Woods" (ABC)

Pete Chatmon - The Flight Attendant - "Drowning Women" (HBO Max)



Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Debbie Allen - The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - "Robyn" (Apple TV+)

Giancarlo Esposito - Better Call Saul - "Axe and Grind" (AMC)

Gina Prince-Bythewood - Women of the Movement - "Mother and Son" (ABC)

Hanelle Culpepper - The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - "Sensia" (Apple TV+)

Kasi Lemmons - Women of the Movement - "Episode 106" (ABC)



Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

Anton Cropper - Fantasy Football (Paramount+)

Marta Cunningham - 61st Street (AMC)

Sujata Day - Definition Please (Netflix)

Tailiah Breon - Kirk Franklin's The Night Before Christmas (Lifetime)

Tine Fields - Soul of a Nation: Screen Queens Rising (ABC)



Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Antoine Fuqua - Emancipation (Apple)

Chinonye Chukwu - TILL (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)

Gina Prince-Bythewood - The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Kasi Lemmons - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Ryan Coogler - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)



Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

Nadia Hallgren - Civil (Netflix)

Reginald Hudlin - Sidney (Apple TV+)

Sacha Jenkins - Everything's Gonna Be All White (Showtime)

Sacha Jenkins - Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues (Apple TV+)

W. Kamau Bell - We Need to Talk About Cosby (Showtime)



LITERARY CATEGORIES



Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction

Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction - Sheree Renée Thomas (Macmillan)

Light Skin Gone to Waste - Toni Ann Johnson (University of Georgia Press)

Take My Hand - Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Penguin Random House)

The Keeper - Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes (Abrams Books)

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty - Akwaeke Emezi (Simon & Schuster)



Outstanding Literary Work - Nonfiction

Finding Me - Viola Davis (HarperCollins Publishers)

Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America - Cody Keenan (HarperCollins Publishers)

Requiem for the Massacre - RJ Young (Counterpoint)

Under the Skin - Linda Villarosa (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

Who's Black and Why? A Hidden Chapter from the Eighteenth-Century Invention of Race - Henry Louis Gates, Andrew S. Curran (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)



Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author

America Made Me a Black Man - Boyah Farah (HarperCollins Publishers)

Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen - George McCalman (HarperCollins)

Marriage Be Hard - Kevin Fredericks, Melissa Fredericks (Penguin Random House)

Truth's Table: Black Women's Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation - Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins (Penguin Random House Convergent Imprint)

What the Fireflies Knew - Kai Harris (Penguin Random House)



Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Autobiography

A Way Out of No Way: A Memoir of Truth, Transformation, and the New American Story - Raphael G. Warnock (Penguin Random House)

Scenes from My Life - Raphael G. Warnock (Penguin Random House)

The Light We Carry - Michelle Obama (Penguin Random House)

Walking In My Joy: In These Streets - Jenifer Lewis (HarperCollins Publishers)

You've Been Chosen - Cynt Marshall (Ballantine Books)



Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional

Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration - Tracey Lewis-Giggetts (Gallery/Simon and Schuster)

Cooking from the Spirit - Tabitha Brown (William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)

Eat Plants, B*tch: 91 Vegan Recipes That Will Blow Your Meat-Loving Mind - Pinky Cole (Simon & Schuster)

Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole Authentic Self - Thema Bryant (Penguin Random House/TarcherPerigee)

The Five Principles: A Revolutionary Path to Health, Inner Wealth, and Knowledge of Self - Khnum Ibomu (Hachette Book Group)



Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry

Best Barbarian - Roger Reeves (Norton)

Bluest Nude - Ama Codjoe (Milkweed Editions)

Concentrate - Courtney Faye Taylor (Graywolf Press)

Muse Found in a Colonized Body - Yesenia Montilla (Four Way Books)

To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness - Robin Coste Lewis (Alfred A. Knopf)



Outstanding Literary Work - Children

Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas - Jeanne Walker Harvey, Loveis Wise (HarperCollins)

Black Gold - Laura Obuobi, London Ladd (HarperCollins)

Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky - Nana Brew-Hammond, Daniel Minter (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Stacey's Remarkable Books - Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (HarperCollins - Balzer + Bray)

The Year We Learned to Fly - Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez (Penguin Random House)



Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens

Cookies & Milk - Shawn Amos (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Inheritance: A Visual Poem - Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperCollins - Quill Tree Books)

Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir - Liz Montague (Random House Studio)

Me and White Supremacy: Young Readers' Edition - Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks)

Opening My Eyes Underwater: Essays on Hope, Humanity, and Our Hero Michelle Obama - Ashley Woodfolk (Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan)





PODCAST CATEGORIES



Outstanding News and Information Podcast

#SundayCivics (LJW Community Strategies)

Beyond the Scenes - The Daily Show (Central Productions, LLC)

Black Tech Green Money (The Black Effect Podcast Network)

Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams (Interval Presents & Uppity Productions)

Into America with Trymaine Lee (MSNBC)



Outstanding Lifestyle/Self-Help Podcast

Chile, Please (Honey Chile)

GoOD Mornings with CurlyNikki (Walton Media, LLC)

Man to Man: A Black Love Wellness Series (Black Love Inc.)

Maejor Frequency (Audible)

Therapy for Black Girls (Therapy for Black Girls)



Outstanding Society and Culture Podcast

Comeback with Erica Cobb (Erica Cobb LLC/One Street Studios)

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay (Spotify & The Ringer)

Into America with Trymaine Lee (MSNBC)

LeVar Burton Reads (SiriusXM's Stitcher Studios)

The Sum of Us (Higher Ground)



Outstanding Arts and Entertainment Podcast

Angie Martinez IRL (Media Noche Productions)

Black Girl Songbook (Spotify & The Ringer)

Jemele Hill is Unbothered (Unbothered Inc, Spotify, Lodge Freeway Media, Exit 39)

The Read (Loud Speakers Network)

Two Funny Mamas (Mocha Podcasts Network)



COSTUME DESIGN, MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Costume Design (Television or Film)

Francine Jamison-Tanchuck - Emancipation (Apple Studios)

Gersha Phillips, Carly Nicodemo, Heather Constable, Christina Cattle, Sheryl Willock, Becky MacKinnon - Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount+)

Gersha Phillips, Carly Nicodemo, Lieze Van Tonder, Lynn Paulsen, Tova Harrison - The Woman King (Tristar Pictures)

Ruth E. Carter - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)

Trayce Gigi Field - A League of Their Own (Prime Video)



Outstanding Make-up (Television or Film)

Angie Wells - Cheaper by the Dozen (Disney+)

Debi Young, Sandra Linn, Ngozi Olandu Young, Gina Bateman - We Own This City (HBO Max)

Michele Lewis - The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple Studios)

Ren Rohling, Teresa Vest, Megan Areford - Emergency (Amazon Studios)

Zabrina Matiru - Surface (Apple Studios)



Outstanding Hairstyling (Television or Film)

Camille Friend - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)

Curtis Foreman, Ryan Randall - RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Paramount+)

Louisa V. Anthony, Deaundra Metzger, Maurice Beaman - TILL (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)

Mary Daniels, Kalin Spooner, Darrin Lyons, Eric Gonzalez - All American (The CW)

Tracey Moss, Jerome Allen, Tamika Dixon, Lawrence "Jigga" Simmons, Jason Simmons - Fantasy Football (Paramount+)



OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

@Theconsciousless- George Lee

@thechristishow - Christianee Porter

@earnyourleisure - Troy Millings & Rashad Bilal

@KevOnStage - Kevin Fredericks

@lynaevanee - Lynae Vanee

About NAACP

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund - also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation's first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.

About BET:

BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions, including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.





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[01/30/23 - 09:00 AM]
Starz Greenlights Fourth Season of "Power Book II: Ghost" Ahead of March 17 Season Three Premiere and Adds Michael Ealy to Cast in a Major Role
Ealy joins the cast as Detective Don Carter, a rising NYPD officer who was on track to become Police Commissioner, until his wife was killed in a crossfire between rival drug gangs.

[01/30/23 - 08:20 AM]
OWN's "Complicated" Relationship Series "Put a Ring on It" Returns for Season 4 on Friday, March 17th at 9 PM EST / 8 PM CST
At the center of the emotionally-charged series are three couples embarking on the ultimate "do or die" relationship test to determine whether they should ring wedding bells... or call it quits.

[01/30/23 - 08:06 AM]
FOX Sports Primed for Milestone 10th Super Bowl with Star-Studded Cast of Dynamic Voices Telling the Story of Super Bowl LVII
FOX Sports' lead NFL announce team of play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen call Super Bowl LVII, marking the duo's first Super Bowl in their second season together.

[01/30/23 - 08:01 AM]
HBO Announces New Cast and Releases First Look at Season 4 of "My Brilliant Friend"
This season, which adds Alba Rohrwacher, Irene Maiorino and Fabrizio Gifuni to the cast, is based on "The Story of the Lost Child," Elena Ferrante's fourth and final book of the quadrilogy.

[01/30/23 - 06:17 AM]
"Overtime," The "Real Time with Bill Maher" Post-Show Segment Comes to CNN Friday Nights at 11:30PM ET
Starting Friday, February 3 it will air during "CNN Tonight."

[01/30/23 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "Murder Mystery 2" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Four years after solving their first murder mystery, Nick and Audrey Spitz (Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston) are now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground when they're invited to celebrate the wedding of their friend the Maharaja (Adeel Akhtar) on his private island.

[01/30/23 - 05:01 AM]
Netflix Confirms "One Piece" to Set Sail in 2023
Starring Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp and Taz Skylar as Sanji, the live action pirate adventure is based on the most popular manga series in history created by Eiichiro Oda.

[01/29/23 - 06:34 PM]
Harry Styles to Perform at "The 65th Annual Grammy Awards"
The news was announced in a CBS on-air promo that aired tonight during the AFC Championship game.

[01/29/23 - 05:04 PM]
Video: Paramount+ Releases Official Trailer for Final Season of "Star Trek: Picard" During the AFC Championship Game
Additionally, the trailer revealed two new season three cast members: Ed Speleers and Todd Stashwick.

[01/29/23 - 02:14 PM]
FOX Nation's "Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!" to Debut on Monday, February 13
The one-hour program marks Ms. Barr's first return to a stand-up comedy special in nearly 20 years.

[01/27/23 - 01:06 PM]
FOX's All-New Critically Acclaimed Drama "Accused" Delivers More Than 11 Million Viewers in Series Premiere
Additionally, it is FOX's highest-rated, most-watched and most-streamed drama debut in three years and FOX's second most-streamed drama launch ever, with 1.2 million viewers on Hulu and FOX NOW.

[01/27/23 - 12:01 PM]
From Hyped to Humbled: An All-New Season of "Naked and Afraid" Premieres Sunday, February 19 on Discovery Channel
With unprecedented obstacles and the stakes higher than ever, these diverse, history-making duos must find a way to work together with no water, no food and no clothes to endure the Everest of survival challenges.

[01/27/23 - 12:00 PM]
Netflix Renews "Somebody Feed Phil" with Phil Rosenthal for Season 7
The series, which premiered its sixth season in October 2022, will once again follow Phil on his culinary adventures as he takes in the local cuisine and cultures of cities around the world.

[01/27/23 - 11:22 AM]
"Bloodlands," Acorn TV's Gritty Irish Crime Thriller Starring James Nesbitt, Returns February 6
Starring award-winning Irish actor James Nesbitt as DCI Tom Brannick, this gripping six-episode season follows Brannick as he's pulled into a desperate hunt for a treasure that's been hidden since the dark days of Goliath.

[01/27/23 - 10:01 AM]
Vertical's "Sam & Kate" to Stream Exclusively on Peacock February 1
When Sam returns to his small town to care for his ailing father, he soon finds himself falling for a local woman, Kate.