The NAACP Image Awards announced the nominees for the 48th annual show, which honors diversity in film, TV, literature and music with ABC and HBO leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 14 nominations, respectively. motion picture category, Walt Disney Studios leads with 9 nominations, followed by Focus Features with 7 nominations, while A24 and Fox Searchlight Pictures both received 6 nominations.

Issa Rae received a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the hit HBO series Insecure, and director Melina Matsoukas received a nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for the episode “Insecure as F**k.”  Ava DuVernay received a nomination for her work on Queen Sugar in the Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series category

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates 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. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event hosted by Anthony Anderson, which will broadcast LIVE on TV ONE on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special. A 90-minute pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 7:30pm/6:30c.

“The NAACP is delighted to have a great collaboration with TV One and we look forward to working with them again to create a memorable evening of entertainment celebrating the hard work, perseverance, and achievements of those in our community,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors.

“The Image Awards is the premier showcase for art and advocacy reflecting the depth and diversity of the African-American experience. It is an American prism through which we see a breadth of culture and color reflected in film, television, music and literature in ways that reveal our shared humanity. At a moment when America is so divided, the Image Awards represents an hour that brings us together,” stated Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO, NAACP.

The 48th NAACP Image Awards production team will be returning including Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Director Tony McCuin, Co-Executive Producers Kimmie H. Kim and Byron Phillips, and Talent Producer Robin Reinhardt.

Check out the list of nominees below!

Entertainer Of The Year

Beyoncé
Viola Davis
Regina King
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Chance the Rapper

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta
Black-ish
Insecure
Survivor’s Remorse
The Carmichael Show

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Dwayne Johnson, Ballers
Kevin Hart, Real Husbands Of Hollywood

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Issa Rae, Insecure
Keesha Sharp, Lethal Weapon
Niecy Nash, The Soul Man
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

David Alan Grier, The Carmichael Show
Deon Cole, Black-ish
Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish
Miles Brown, Black-ish
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Erica Ash, Survivor’s Remorse
Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black
Marsai Martin, Black-ish
Tichina Arnold, Survivor’s Remorse
Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Outstanding Drama Series

Empire
Power
Queen Sugar
This Is Us
Underground

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Kofi Siriboe, Queen Sugar
Mike Colter, Marvel’s Luke Cage
Omari Hardwick, Power
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Terrence Howard, Empire

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Underground
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Rutina Wesley, Queen Sugar
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alfred Enoch, How To Get Away With Murder
Jesse Williams, Grey’s Anatomy
Joe Morton, Scandal
Jussie Smollett, Empire
Trai Byers, Empire

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Amirah Vann, Underground
CCH Pounder, NCIS: New Orleans
Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder
Lynn Whitfield, Greenleaf
Naturi Naughton, Power

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

American Crime
Confirmation
Roots
The Night Of
The People C. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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

Courtney B. Vance, The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Jeffrey Wright, Confirmation
Malachi Kirby, Roots
Sterling K. Brown, The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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

Anika Noni Rose, Roots
Audra McDonald, Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Emayatzy Corinealdi, Roots
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Regina King, American Crime

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

2016 Black Girls Rock
Celebrity Family Feud

Lemonade
Lip Sync Battle
The Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards 2016

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

Emyyri Crutchfield, Roots
Hudson Yang, Fresh Off The Boat
Lonnie Chavis, This Is Us
Marsai Martin, Black-ish
Miles Brown, Black-ish

RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist

Chance the Rapper
Chloe X Halle
MAJOR.
Ro James
Serayah

Outstanding Male Artist

Anthony Hamilton
Bruno Mars
Chance the Rapper
Kendrick Lamar
Maxwell

Outstanding Female Artist

Alicia Keys
Beyoncé
Fantasia
K. Michelle
Solange

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“Blended Family” – Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky
“Everything’s Beautiful” – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Mad” – Solange feat. Lil Wayne
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA

Outstanding Music Video

“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Cranes In The Sky” – Solange
“Formation” – Beyoncé
“This One’s for Me and You” – Johnny Gill feat. New Edition
“In Common” – Alicia Keys

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Formation” – Beyoncé
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Letter to the Free” – Common feat. Bilal
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat. HSRA

Outstanding Album

A Seat At The Table, Solange
Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper
Lemonade, Beyoncé
untitled unmastered., Kendrick Lamar
What I’m Feelin, Anthony Hamilton

LITERATURE

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson
The Book of Harlan, Bernice L. McFadden
The Illegal, Lawrence Hill
The Mother, Yvvette Edwards
The Underground Railroad: A Novel, Colson Whitehead

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

Democracy In Black: How Race Still Enslaves The American Soul, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Freedom Is A Constant Struggle, Angela Y. Davis (Author), Cornel West (Foreword)
Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly
Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas In America, Ibram X. Kendi
Writings On The Wall: Searching For A New Equality Beyond Black And White, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (Author)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood, Trevor Noah
Carry On, Lisa Fenn
Crook County: Racism And Injustice In America’s Largest Criminal Court, Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
Grace: A Novel, Natashia Deón
United: Thoughts On Finding Common Ground And Advancing The Common Good, Cory Booker

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture

Fences
Hidden Figures
Loving
Moonlight
The Birth Of A Nation

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Denzel Washington, Fences
Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead
Nate Parker, The Birth Of A Nation
Stephan James, Race
Will Smith, Collateral Beauty

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Angela Bassett, London Has Fallen
Madina Nalwanga, Queen Of Katwe
Ruth Negga, Loving
Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures
Tika Sumpter, Southside With You

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Alano Miller, Loving
Chadwick Boseman, Captain America: Civil War
David Oyelowo, Queen Of Katwe
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Aja Naomi King, The Birth Of A Nation
Lupita Nyong’o, Queen Of Katwe
Mo’ Nique, Almost Christmas
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Viola Davis, Fences

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

Lion
Loving
Miles Ahead
Moonlight
The Birth Of A Nation

DOCUMENTARY

Outstanding Documentary – (Film)

13th
I Am Not Your Negro
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Miss Sharon Jones!
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Outstanding Documentary – (Television)

Major League Legends: Hank Aaron
Policing The Police
Roots: A History Revealed
Roots: A New Vision
Streets of Compton

WRITING

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover – Atlanta – “B.A.N.”
Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore – Insecure – “Insecure as F**k”
Kenya Barris – Black-ish – “Hope”
Our Lady J – Transparent – “If I Were A Bell”
Prentice Penny – Insecure – “Real as F**k”

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

Akela Cooper – Marvel’s Luke Cage – “Manifest”
Anthony Sparks – Queen Sugar – “By Any Chance”
Ava DuVernay – Queen Sugar – “First Things First”
Joe Robert Cole – The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “The Race Card”
LaToya Morgan – TURN: Washingtons Spies – “Benediction”

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Television)

Alison McDonald – An American Girl Story – “Melody 1963: Love Has to Win”
Alison McDonald – Roots (Night 2)
Charles Murray – Roots (Night 3)
Rashida Jones and Mike Schur – Black Mirror – “Nosedive”
Rhonda Freeman-Baraka – Merry Christmas, Baby!

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Adam Mansbach, Barry
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Nate Parker, The Birth Of A Nation
Richard Tanne, Southside With You

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Anton Cropper – Black-ish – “God”
Anton Cropper – Black-ish – “Good-ish Times”
Donald Glover – Atlanta – “Value”
Marta Cunningham – Transparent – “Exciting And New”
Melina Matsoukas – Insecure – “Insecure as F**k”

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

Anthony Hemingway – Underground – “The Macon 7”
John Singleton – The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “The Race Card”
Millicent Shelton – Empire – “The Lyon Who Cried Wolf”
Paris Barclay – Pitch – “Pilot”
Sam Esmail – Mr. Robot – “eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme”

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Carl Seaton – Bad Dad Rehab
Mario Van Peebles – Roots (Night 2)
Rick Famuyiwa – Confirmation
Thomas Carter – Roots (Night 3)
Vondie Curtis-Hall – Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Film)

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Garth Davis, Lion
Mira Nair, Queen Of Katwe
Nate Parker, The Birth Of A Nation

ANIMATED/CGI

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – (Television or Film)

Dwayne Johnson, Moana
Idris Elba, Finding Dory
Idris Elba, The Jungle Book
Kevin Hart, The Secret Life Of Pets
Loretta Devine, Doc McStuffins

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