45th NAACP Image Award Nominees Announced

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naacpNominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards were announced on Thursday and leading the way was BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, which picked up seven nominations in total, four of which were for acting. The comedy, a partially scripted parody of the Real Housewives franchise, recently completed its second season. On the drama side, Shonda Rhimes had an especially good day, as Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy combined for nine nominations between them, with both making it into Outstanding Drama Series. Other multiple nominees included Treme, Boardwalk Empire, The Game, Being Mary Jane, The Soul Man, and Southland.

You can check out a full list of nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards here. The awards, meant to recognize the achievements of individuals of color in film, television, music, and literature, will be handed out Saturday, February 22nd at 9:00 on TV One.

Outstanding Drama Series
Grey’s Anatomy
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife

Outstanding Comedy Series
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Modern Family
The Game
House of Lies
The Soul Man

Outstanding Television Movie, Miniseries, or Dramatic Special
Being Mary Jane
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Betty & Coretta

Outstanding News/Information Program
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Justice for Trayvon
Oprah: Where Are They Now?
Mandela: Freedom’s Father

Outstanding Talk Program
Steve Harvey
Oprah’s Next Chapter
The Queen Latifah Show
Oprah’s Life Class
The Arsenio Hall Show

Outstanding Reality Series
Iyanla: Fix My Life
The Voice
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s
Sunday Best
Shark Tank

Outstanding Variety Series/Special
Black Girls Rock!
12 Years a Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
Key & Peele
Oprah’s Master Class

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
LL Cool J – NCIS: Los Angeles
Wendell Pierce – Treme
Michael Ealy – Almost Human
Shemar Moore – Criminal Minds
James Pickens, Jr. – Grey’s Anatomy

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Regina King – Southland
Chandra Wilson – Grey’s Anatomy
Khandi Alexander – Treme
Nicole Beharie – Sleepy Hollow

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Columbus Short – Scandal
Jeffrey Wright – Boardwalk Empire
Joe Morton – Scandal
Guillermo Diaz – Scandal
Michael Kenneth Williams – Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson – Person of Interest
Diahann Carroll – White Collar
Debbie Allen – Grey’s Anatomy
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Vanessa L. Williams – 666 Park Avenue

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Kevin Hart – Real Husbands of Hollywood
Cedric the Entertainer – The Soul Man
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Dule Hill – Psych

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Wendy Raquel Robinson – The Game
Niecy Nash – The Soul Man
Tasha Smith – Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse
Aisha Tyler – Archer
Mindy Kaling – The Mindy Project

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tracy Morgan – 30 Rock
Morris Chestnut – Nurse Jackie
Nick Cannon – Real Husbands of Hollywood
Boris Kodjoe – Real Husbands of Hollywood
J.B. Smoove – Real Husbands of Hollywood

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nia Long – House of Lies
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Anna Deveare Smith – Nurse Jackie
Brandy Norwood – The Game
Rashida Jones – Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Miniseries, or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba – Luther
Danny Glover – Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Omari Hardwick – Being Mary Jane
Malik Yoba – Betty & Coretta
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries, or Dramatic Special
Gabrielle Union – Being Mary Jane
Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett – Betty & Coretta
Keke Palmer – CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
Gabourey Sidibe – American Horror Story: Coven

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
A.N.T. Farm – “influANTces” (Vincent Brown)
The Game – “In Treatment” (Erica Montolfo-Bura)
The Game – “The Blueprint I & II” (Mara Brock-Akil)
House of Lies – “Sincerity is an Easy Disguise in This Business” (Karin Gist)
Real Husbands of Hollywood – “Rock, Paper, Stealers” (Ralph Farquhar & Chris Spencer)

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
The Hustle – “Rule 4080 (EP 101)” (Millicent Shelton)
Mighty Med – “Saving the People Who Save People” (Eric Dean Seaton)
House of Lies – “Sincerity is an Easy Disguise in This Business” (Anton Cropper)
Glee – “Diva” (Paris Barclay)
Real Husbands of Hollywood – “Rock, Paper, Stealers” (Stan Lathan)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Southland – “Babel” (Aaron Thomas)
Criminal Minds – “Strange Fruit” (Janine Sherman Barrois)
Sleepy Hollow – “Sanctuary” (Chitra Elizabeth Sampath)
Orange is the New Black – “Blood Donut” (Sara Hess)
Revenge – “Mercy” (Karin Gist)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Southland – “Off Duty” (Regina King)
House of Cards – “Chapter 11” (Carl Franklin)
Criminal Minds – “Carbon Copy” (Rob Hardy)
The Fosters – “Clean” (Millicent Shelton)
Treme – “Dippermouth Blues” (Ernest Dickerson)