The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards have been released for public voting.
The nominations for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday, and we could not be more thrilled, according to The Root.
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.
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“The Image Awards is the premier showcase for art and advocacy reflecting the depth and diversity of the African-American experience,” said Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP. “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.”
This incredible award show will be held and broadcast live on TV One on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central. It is a two-hour special that’ll be hosted by Anthony Anderson. The 90-minute red carpet pre-show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern/6:30 p.m. Central.
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As far as nominations go, ABC and HBO lead in the television categories, with 23 and 14 nominations, respectively. Of course, Queen Beyoncé leads the pack of artists with seven nominations, and we’re thrilled to share that her baby sister Solange follows that lead with five nominations of her own. Some of the other nominees include favorites such as Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Denzel Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more.
All of these amazing nominations make it almost unbearable to wait for the show! Make sure you tune in because it will definitely be one for the books.
The nominees for the NAACP Image Awards were announced, with Nate Parker of The Birth of a Nation and Atlanta star Donald Glover receiving three noms apiece (for writing, acting and directing), the Deadline reports. Beyonce led all nominees with nine including in the marquee Entertainer of the Year category, where her fellow nominees include Viola Davis, Regina King, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Chance the Rapper.
Winners for the 48th Image Awards ill be announced February 11 at ceremony airing live on TV One and again hosted by Anthony Anderson. The awards recognize the year’s best in film, TV, music and books.
Birth of a Nation also received a Best Picture nomination, along with Fences, Hidden Figures, Loving and Moonlight. Walt Disney Studios leads the movie studios with nine noms, followed by Focus Features with seven and A24 and Fox Searchlight with six apiece.
On the TV side, ABC tops overall nominations with 23, and HBO is second with 14.
The awards aim to celebrate accomplishments of people of color in television, music, literature and film, while also recognizing the efforts of those working to promote social justice through those mediums, the L.A. Times states.
In music, the sisters Knowles proved to be a force of nature, with Beyoncé garnering seven nominations and Solange grabbing five.
— Michael D. Roberts (@actorMichaelD) December 13, 2016
On television, no one can touch ABC’s “Black-ish,” which racked up a jaw-dropping 12 nominations, including acknowledgements for six different cast members.
The 48th NAACP Image Awards will be hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson on Feb. 11 on TV ONE.
What a way to celebrate our Black celebs? It is important we appreciate and acknowledge the efforts and works of these talented and hardworking Black people.