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American Idol, Glee, 30 Rock Nominated for The 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

January 13, 2011 by  
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42nd NAACP Image Awards On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced in a press conference The 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominees at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA.
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The nominees announcement was made around 9:00 am by Actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan, actor/rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, actor Columbus Short and Actor/Comedian Affion Crockett joined NAACP Image Awards chairman Clayola Brown and executive producer Vic Bulluck.
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The Awards show will be broadcast live for two-hours on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Complete List of The 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominees & Categories:

Outstanding Comedy Series

· “30 Rock” (NBC)
· “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
· “Glee” (FOX)
· “Modern Family” (ABC)
· “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

· David Mann – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)
· Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
· LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
· Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
· Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

· Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
· Essence Atkins – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
· Salli Richardson-Whitfield – “Eureka” (Syfy)
· Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
· Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

· “Detroit 1-8-7” (ABC)
· “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
· “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
· “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
· “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

· Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
· Blair Underwood – “The Event” (NBC)
· Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
· Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)
· LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles ” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

· Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
· GuGu Mbatha-Raw – “Undercovers” (NBC)
· Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
· Regina King – “Southland” (TNT)
· Wendy Davis – “Army Wives” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Talk (Series)

· “Conversations with Ed Gordon” (BET Networks)
· “Larry King Live” (CNN)
· “The Mo’Nique Show” (BET Networks)
· “The View” (ABC)
· “TV One on One with Cathy Hughes” (TV One)

Outstanding Reality Series

· “American Idol” (FOX)
· “America’s Next Top Model” (The CW)
· “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
· “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC)
· “Sunday Best” (BET Networks)

Outstanding New Artist

· B.o.B (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
· Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)
· Jason Derulo (Warner Bros. Records)
· Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown)
· Willow (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

· Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
· Jay-Z (Roc Nation/Def Jam)
· Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Ne-Yo (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Usher (Laface/Jive Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

· Chrisette Michele (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol Records)
· Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records/Matriarch)
· Rihanna (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Sade (Epic Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

· Diddy-Dirty Money (Bad Boy/Interscope)
· Eminem & Rihanna (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
· Herbie Hancock (feat. India.Arie, Chaka Khan and others) (Hancock Music)
· John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)
· The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope)

Outstanding Album

· “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· “Now and Then” – Smokey Robinson (Saguaro Road/Cracker Barrel/Robso Records)
· “Raymond vs. Raymond” – Usher (Laface/Jive Records)
· “Soldier of Love” – Sade (Epic Records)
· “Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Literary Work -Fiction

· “A Taste of Honey” – Jabari Asim (Broadway Books)
· “Getting to Happy” – Terry McMillan (Penguin Group)
· “Glorious” – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)
· “Till You Hear From Me” – Pearl Cleage (Ballantine Books/One World)
· “Wench” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work -Debut Author

· “Wench” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amistad)
· “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky” – Heidi Durrow (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
· “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” – Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)
· “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze” – Maaza Mengiste (W.W. Norton & Company)
· “Forest Gate” – Peter Akinti (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)

Outstanding Motion Picture

· “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
· “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
· “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

· Anthony Mackie – “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
· Common – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Jaden Smith – “The Karate Kid” (Columbia Pictures)
· Morgan Freeman – “Red” (Summit Entertainment)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

· Halle Berry – “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)
· Janet Jackson – “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)
· Kerry Washington – “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
· Queen Latifah – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Zoë Saldana – “The Losers” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

· “Conviction” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)
· “La Mission” (Screen Media Ventures)
· “Mother and Child” (Sony Pictures Classics)
· “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

· “A Barefoot Dream” (Showbox/Mediaplex)
· “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)
· “Four Lions” (Drafthouse Films)
· “Mother” (Magnolia Pictures)
· “Outside the Law” (Tessalit Productions)

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

· “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots” (PBS)
· “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel” (Metaphor Films)
· “If God is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise” (HBO)
· “Waiting for “Superman” (Paramount Vantage)
· “William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe” (POV)

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About NAACP Image Awards:
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. For more information visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net

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About the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The organization’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information visit http://www.naacp.org

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People’s Choice Awards 2011 Nominees Announced

November 12, 2010 by  
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People's Choice Awards 2011On November 9, 2010 the People’s Choice Awards 2011 Nominees were announced at The London West Hollywood Hotel by Malin Akerman (“27 Dresses,” “Watchmen”), Michael Chiklis, (“No Ordinary Family”), Zachary Levi (“Chuck”), AnnaLynne McCord (“90210”), Jeff Probst (“Survivor”), Audrina Patridge (“The Hills”) along with host Queen Latifah and Executive Producer Mark Burnett.

The winners will be announced via broadcast of People’s Choice Awards 2011 from the Nokia Theater, L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through Ticketmaster. Voting begins today at www.PeoplesChoice.com for all 44 categories and will end on Dec. 7, 2010, except for “Favorite New TV Drama” and “Favorite New TV Comedy” which will remain open for voting until night of show.

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The list of potential nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 were determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales, input from our media partners and E-Score Celebrity. This process generated the top 12 candidates per category. Fans picked their favorites at www.PeoplesChoice.com to generate the final list of nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011. Fans had the option to write in their favorites not included among the provided candidates. All new network shows currently on air are eligible in the categories of “Favorite New TV Drama” and “Favorite New TV Comedy;” the top 5 will be announced Dec. 8, 2011.



Favorite Movie
Alice In Wonderland
Iron Man 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Toy Story 3

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner

Favorite Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Katherine Heigl
Kristen Stewart

Favorite Action Movie
Iron Man 2
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Robin Hood

Favorite Action Star
Angelina Jolie
Bradley Cooper
Jackie Chan
Jake Gyllenhaal
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Drama Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Dear John
The Social Network
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite Family Movie
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Shrek Forever After
The Karate Kid
Toy Story 3

Favorite Comedy Movie
Date Night
Easy A
Grown Ups
Sex and the City 2
Valentine’s Day

Favorite Comedic Star
Adam Sandler
Drew Barrymore
Steve Carell
Tina Fey
Will Ferrell

Favorite On-Screen Team
Date Night (Tina Fey & Steve Carell)
Inception (Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy & Dileep Rao)
Iron Man 2 (Robert Downey Jr. & Don Cheadle)
The Karate Kid (Jackie Chan & Jaden Smith)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner)

Favorite Movie Star Under 25 presented by Moviefone
Emma Watson
Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson
Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron

Favorite Horror Movie (New! Voted in by fans)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Let Me In
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The Crazies
The Last Exorcism


Favorite TV Drama
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy
The Good Wife
The Vampire Diaries

Favorite TV Drama Actor
Chace Crawford
Hugh Laurie
Ian Somerhalder
Patrick Dempsey
Taye Diggs

Favorite TV Drama Actress
Blake Lively
Julianna Margulies
Kate Walsh
Lisa Edelstein
Sandra Oh

Favorite TV Comedy
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Two and a Half Men

Favorite TV Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin
Jim Parsons
Matthew Morrison
Neil Patrick Harris
Steve Carell

Favorite TV Comedy Actress
Alyson Hannigan
Courteney Cox
Eva Longoria Parker
Jane Lynch
Tina Fey

Favorite Competition Show
American Idol
America’s Got Talent
Dancing With The Stars
Hell’s Kitchen
So You Think You Can Dance

Favorite TV Crime Drama
Criminal Minds
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lie To Me

Favorite TV Crime Fighter (New! Voted in by fans)
Emily Deschanel (Bones)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Mark Harmon (NCIS)
Simon Baker (The Mentalist)
Tim Roth (Lie to Me)

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
The Vampire Diaries
True Blood

Favorite Talk Show Host
Chelsea Handler
Conan O’Brien
Ellen DeGeneres
George Lopez
Oprah Winfrey

Favorite TV Obsession
Burn Notice
Pretty Little Liars
True Blood
White Collar

Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure
Jersey Shore
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Favorite TV Guest Star
Betty White on Community
Britney Spears on Glee
Carrie Underwood on How I Met Your Mother
Demi Lovato on Grey’s Anatomy
Neil Patrick Harris on Glee

Favorite TV Doctor (New! Voted in by fans)
Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh)
Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)
Gregory House (Hugh Laurie)
James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard)
Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)

Favorite TV Family (New! Voted in by fans)
The Griffins on Family Guy
The Harpers on Two and a Half Men
The Pritchetts/Dunphys on Modern Family
The Scavos on Desperate Housewives
The Simpsons on The Simpsons

Favorite Family TV Movie
Beauty & the Briefcase
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
iCarly: iPsycho
Revenge of the Bridesmaids

Favorite TV Chef presented by DinnerTool.com
Bobby Flay
Gordon Ramsay
Jamie Oliver
Paula Deen
Rachael Ray

Favorite New TV Comedy
$#*! My Dad Says
Better With You
Mike & Molly
No Ordinary Family
Raising Hope
Running Wilde

Favorite New TV Drama
Blue Bloods
Detroit 1-8-7
Hawaii Five-0
Law and Order: Los Angeles
The Defenders
The Event


Favorite Male Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Michael Buble
Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
Airplanes by B.O.B featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore
California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna
OMG by Usher featuring Will.i.am
Telephone by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce

Favorite Rock Band
Linkin Park
Maroon 5

Favorite Breakout Artist
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez & the Scene

Favorite Pop Artist
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

Favorite Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift

Favorite R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Snoop Dogg

Favorite Music Video presented by VEVO
Baby by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
Telephone by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
Waka Waka by Shakira featuring Freshlyground


Favorite Online Sensation presented by Wonderwall.com
Alicia Keys
Betty White
Jimmy Fallon
Katy Perry
Teri Hatcher

Favorite Viral Video Star presented by Wheat Thins
Giant Double Rainbow
Greyson Chance “Paparazzi”
Madison Square Park Proposal
“Single Ladies” Devastation
Tarp Surfing

Keeping Up with the KardashiansABOUT PEOPLE’S CHOICE:
Now in its 37th year, the People’s Choice Awards celebrate fan favorites in music, movies and television. The People’s Choice website at www.PeoplesChoice.com serves as a year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on pop culture by voting in and creating polls and features an extensive video archive and photo gallery of People’s Choice Awards footage. PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. [NYSE:PG], which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production. Queen Latifah is the host of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 and Mark Burnett is the Executive Producer.

Mark Burnett is a producer of primetime television, cable and the internet, and has produced over 1,200 hours of television programming which regularly air in over 70 countries around the world. Burnett has revolutionized television with continuing hits such as “Survivor” (CBS), “The Apprentice” (NBC), and the now syndicated “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” (FOX).

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Burnett has produced the MTV Movie Awards along with Audrey Morrissey for four years. In 2010, Mark and Audrey teamed up again when they took on People’s Choice for the first time. Audrey Morrissey is another prolific producer of television, cable and internet programming. A veteran of MTV, she and her company “Live Animals” now produce specials and series domestically and internationally. She once produced an outdoor concert in a Mexican jungle in the middle of a hurricane and has done over 100 specials including the People’s Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, Kenny Chesney’s “Back Where I Come From”, CMT Crossroads, The CMT Music Awards, Latin VMA’s and the upcoming CMT Artists of the Year and Independent Spirit Awards.
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January 6, 2010 by  
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imageOn January 6, 2010 The 41st NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced during a press conference at The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Taye Diggs (“Private Practice” – ABC), Michael Strahan (“Brothers” – FOX) and “FOX NFL Sunday”), Wanda Sykes (“The Wanda Sykes Show” – FOX), Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven,” “Cory in the House” – Disney Channel), Chris Massey (“Zoey 101” – Nickelodeon) and Tatyana Ali (Young and the Restless – CBS) joined NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair, Clayola Brown, and Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Producer of the telecast, to announce the categories and nominees. The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, February 26 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX.

Per NAACP this year, over 1,200 entries were received. From those entries, a special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders from across the country selected five nominees in each of the 53 categories. Any artist, manager, publicist, production company, record label, studio, network or publishing house could submit an entry to the NAACP Image Awards. The final selections are voted on by NAACP members, and winners will be announced during the live airing of the 41st NAACP Image Awards.

The ABC network leads with a total of 22 nominations, followed by NBC with 13, CBS with 12, and FOX, Lifetime and TNT with 9 each. “Grey’s Anatomy” received 6 nominations, followed by “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” both receiving 4 nominations, followed by “Ugly Betty” with 3.

In the Recording Category, Columbia Records leads with 7 nominations, followed by Atlantic Records and Def Jam both with 5 nominations. J Records/MBK Entertainment received 4, and Interscope Records with 3. Jay-Z and Maxwell both received 5 nominations, followed by Alicia Keys with 3 and Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna with 2 each.

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In the Motion Picture category, Lionsgate received 13 nominations. Warner Bros. Pictures follows with 7 nominations, Columbia Pictures with 4, and Overture Films with 3.

Returning event sponsors for the 41st NAACP Image Awards include Ford Motor Company, UAW/Chrysler, Sprint, and FedEx.

The 41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS complete nomination list

Outstanding Comedy Series

•“30 Rock” (NBC)
•“Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
•“Glee” (FOX)
•“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

•Daryl “Chill” Mitchell – “Brothers” (FOX)
•Donald Faison – “Scrubs” (NBC)
•Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
•LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Tyler James Williams – “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

•America Ferrera – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•CCH Pounder – “Brothers” (FOX)
•Sherri Shepherd – “Sherri” (Lifetime)
•Tichina Arnold – “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

•Lamman Rucker – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)
•Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Larenz Tate – “Rescue Me” (FX)
•Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Sherri” (Lifetime)
•Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

•Ana Ortiz – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Tisha Campbell-Martin – “Rita Rocks” (Lifetime)
•Vanessa Williams – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (CW)

Outstanding Drama Series

•“Cold Case” (CBS)
•“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•“HawthoRNe” (TNT)
•“Lincoln Heights” (ABC Family)
•“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

•Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
•Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
•LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
•Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)
•Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

•Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
•Jill Scott – “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
•Regina King – “Southland” (NBC)
•Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

•Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
•Delroy Lindo – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
•James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•Mekhi Phifer – “Lie To Me” (FOX)
•Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

•Anika Noni Rose – “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
•Audra McDonald – “Private Practice” (ABC)
•Gabrielle Union – “Flash Forward” (ABC)
•Jurnee Smollett – “Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
•S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•“America” (Lifetime)
•“Brick City” (Sundance)
•“Georgia O’Keefe” (Lifetime)
•“Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•“Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•Cuba Gooding Jr. – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Eriq La Salle – “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
•Gus Hoffman – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Jaishon Fisher – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Philip Johnson – “America” (Lifetime)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•Aunjanue Ellis – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Cicely Tyson – “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
•Kimberly Elise – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Rosie O’Donnell – “America” (Lifetime)
•Ruby Dee – “America” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

•Bryton James – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Cassius Willis – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Cornelius Smith, Jr. – “All My Children” (ABC)
•Terrell Tilford – “One Life To Live” (ABC)
•Texas Battle – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

•Daphne Duplaix – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
•Debbi Morgan – “All My Children” (ABC)
•Eva Marcelle – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
•Tatyana Ali – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

•“Anderson Cooper 360: President Obama’s African Journey” (CNN)
•“CNN Presents: Reclaiming the Dream 2” (CNN)
•“The Inauguration of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States” (BET)
•“Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
•“Leading Women: India.Arie, Dr. Maya Angelou” (Centric)

Outstanding Talk Series

•“Lopez Tonight” (TBS)
•“The Mo’Nique Show” (BET)
•“The Tyra Banks Show” (CW)
•“The View” (ABC)
•“The Wanda Sykes Show” (FOX)

Outstanding Reality Series

•“American Idol 8” (FOX)
•“America’s Next Top Model” (CW)
•“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
•“Extreme Makeover” (ABC)
•“Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo)

Outstanding Variety – (Series or Special)

•“BET Awards 2009” (BET)
•“Bill Cosby: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” (PBS)
•“Michael Jackson Memorial Service” (ABC, BET, CNN, MTV, NBC)
•“Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” (HBO)
•“We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” (HBO)
Outstanding Children’s Program

•“The Backyardigans – The Action Elves Save Christmas” (Nickelodeon)
•“Dora The Explorer: Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure” (Nickelodeon)
•“Go, Diego, Go: Diego Reunites Hippopotamus and Oxpecker” (Nickelodeon)
•“True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
•“Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

•Caitlin Sanchez – “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
•Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
•LaShawn Jeffries – “The Backyardigans” (Nickelodeon)
•Nick Cannon – “TeenNick HALO Awards” (TeenNick)
•Selena Gomez – “Wizards of Waverly Place” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding New Artist

•Jeremih (Def Jam)
•Keri Hilson (Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 Inc/Interscope Records)
•K’Jon (Universal Republic Records)
•Kristinia DeBarge (Def Jam)
•Melanie Fiona (SRC/Universal/Motown)
Outstanding Male Artist

•Anthony Hamilton (SoSo Def/Jive Records)
•Charlie Wilson (Jive Label Group)
•Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
•Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•Ne-Yo (Def Jam)
Outstanding Female Artist

•Alicia Keys (Columbia Records)
•India.Arie (Universal Republic Records)
•Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)
•Rihanna (Def Jam)
•Whitney Houston (Artista Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

•3 Mo’ Divas (MariMo’ Music Inc.)
•The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
•Day26 (Bad Boy Records)
•Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
•Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

•“Detroit” – Gerald Wilson Orchestra (Mack Avenue Records)
•“He and She” – Wynton Marsalis (Blue Note Records)
•“Kind of Brown” – Christian McBride & Inside Straight (Mack Avenue Records)
•“Poetically Justified” – Marcus Johnson (Three Keys Music)
•“The Real Thing” – Vanessa Williams (Concord Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

•“A City Called Heaven” – Shirley Caesar (Light Records)
• “How I Got Over” – Vickie Winans (Destiny Joy)
• “Love Unstoppable” – Fred Hammond (Verity Records)
• “Still” – BeBe & CeCe Winans (B & C Records)
• “We Are All One: Live In Detroit” – Donnie McClurkin (Verity Records)

Outstanding World Music Album

•“11:11” – Rodrigo y Gabriela (ATO Records/Red)
•“Black President” – Sila and the Afrofunk Experience (Visila Records)
•“Morabeza” – Maria de Barros (Sheer Legacy [Sheer Group South African Label])
•“ReCreation” – Zap Mama (Heads Up International/Concord Music Group)
•“Seya” – Oumou Sangare (Nonesuch/World Circuit)

Outstanding Music Video

•“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Boom Boom Pow” – The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
•“I Look To You” – Whitney Houston (Arista)
•“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)

Outstanding Song

•“Bad Habits” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
•“God In Me” – Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
•“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album

•“The Blueprint 3” – Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
•“BLACKsummers’night” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“The Element of Freedom” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” – Mariah Carey (Def Jam)
•“Stronger With Each Tear” – Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

•“Basketball Jones” – E. Lynn Harris (deceased) (Doubleday)
•“Before I Forget” – Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Agate Bolden)
•“Life is Short But Wide” – J. California Cooper (Doubleday)
•“The Book of Night Women” – Marlon James Riverhead Books)
•“The Long Fall” – Walter Mosley (Riverhead Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

•“Brain Surgeon”: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters With Mortality and Miracles – Arnold Mann with Keith Black, MD (Grand Central Publishing)
•“Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today” – Gil L. Robertson, IV (Agate Bolden)
•“Freedom in My Heart: Voices From the United States National Slavery Museum” – Cynthia Jacobs Carter (National Geographic Books)
•“In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Crown)
•“Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis” – Al Gore (Rodale Inc.)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

•“3rd Generation Country” – BeNeca Ward (Xlibris Corporation)
• “A Question of Freedom” – R. Dwayne Betts (Avery Books)
•“Black Water Rising” – Attica Locke (Harper)
•“Kiss the Sky: A Novel” – Farai Chideya (Atria Books)
• “Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange” – Amanda Smyth (Three Rivers Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography

•“Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud” – Dr. Cornel West (SmileyBooks)
•“Michelle Obama” – Deborah Willis (W. W. Norton)
•“POPS: A Life of Louis” – Terry Teachout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
•“Shooting Stars” – LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger (The Penguin Press)
•“Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne” – James Gavin (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

•“Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” – Steve Harvey (Amistad)
•“The Conversation: How Black Men & Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships” – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
•“Down to Business” – Clara Villarosa with Alicia Villarosa (Avery Books)
•“Start Where You Are” – Chris Gardner (Amistad)
•“Your Money or Your Life” – Alvin Hall (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

•“Bicycles” – Nikki Giovanni (William Morrow)
•“Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry” – Camille Dungy (The University of Georgia Press)
•“Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem” – Mitchell L. H. Douglas (Red Hen Press)
•“Mixology: National Poetry Series” – Adrian Matejka (Penguin Group [USA])
•“Roses and Revolutions: The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall” – Melba Joyce Boyd (Wayne State University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

•“Child of the Civil Rights Movement” – Paula Young Shelton (Random House Children’s Books)
•“Negro Speaks of Rivers” – Langston Hughes (Author), E.B. Lewis (Illustrator) (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)
•“Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change” – Michelle Cook (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
•“Peeny Butter Fudge” – Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
•“Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble” – Whoopi Goldberg (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

•“Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice” – Phillip Hoose (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Farrar Straus and Giroux)
•“Just Another Hero” – Sharon Draper (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
•“Mare’s War” – Tanita S. Davis (Random House Children’s Books)
•“Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady” – David Bergen Brophy (Collins-An Imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books)
•“Rock and the River” – Kekla Magoon (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Outstanding Motion Picture

•“The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•“Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•“Michael Jackson’s: This Is It” (Columbia Pictures)
•“Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•“The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

•Denzel Washington – “The Taking of Pelham 123” (Columbia Pictures)
•Idris Elba – “Obsessed” (Screen Gems)
•Jamie Foxx – “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)
•Morgan Freeman – “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Quinton Aaron – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

•Anika Noni Rose – “The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
•Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Sophie Okonedo – “Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)
•Taraji P. Henson – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

•Adam Rodriguez – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)
•Anthony Mackie – “The Hurt Locker” (Summit Entertainment)
•Chiwetel Ejiofor – “2012” (Columbia Pictures)
•Danny Glover – “2012” (Columbia Pictures)
•Lenny Kravitz – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

•Alfre Woodard – “American Violet” (Universal Pictures)
•Mariah Carey – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Paula Patton – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Zoe Saldana – “Avatar” (Paramount Pictures)

The nominees listed in the following categories were voted upon by Subcommittees.

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

•“American Violet” (Samuel Goldwyn Company)
•“Amreeka” (National Geographic Entertainment)
•“Endgame” (Montery Entertainment)
•“Medicine for Melancholy” (IFC Films)
•“Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

•“The Maid” (Elephant Eye Films)
•“Rudo y Cursi” (Sony Pictures Classics)
•“Sin Nombre” (Focus Features)
•“Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)
•“The Stoning of Soraya M.” (Mpower Pictures)


Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

•“Capitalism: A Love Story” (Overture Films)
•“Crips and Bloods: Made in America” (Gravitas Ventures)
•“Crude” (First Run Features)
•“Good Hair” (Roadside Attractions)
•“More than a Game” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

•Alyson Fouse – “Brothers” – Meet Mike Trainor (FOX)
•Hallsted Sullivan with Warren Lieberstein – “The Office” – Café Disco (NBC)
•Kenny Smith – “The Game” – The Wedding (CW)
•Marc Willmore – “The Simpsons” – The Good, The Sad, & The Drugly (FOX)
•Saladin Patterson & James Roday – “Psych” – High Top Fade Out (USA Network)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

•Alexander Woo – “True Blood” – Beyond Here Lies Nothin (HBO)
•Kathleen McGhee-Anderson – “Lincoln Heights” – Home Again (ABC Family)
•Sara Hess – “House” – The Greater Good (FOX)
•Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – What a Difference A Day Makes (ABC)
•Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Stand By Me (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

•Anthony Peckham – “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•John Lee Hancock – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker – “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)
•Tyler Perry – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)


Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

•Ali LeRoi – “Everybody Hates Chris” – Everybody Hates The G.E.D. (CW)
•Justin Lin – “Community” – Introduction to Statistics (NBC)
•Ken Whittingham – “30 Rock” – The Funcooker (NBC)
•Michael Shultz – “Drop Dead Diva” – Second Chances (Lifetime)
•Reggie Hudlin – “The Office” – Koi Pond (NBC)
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

•Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Give Peace a Chance (ABC)
•Edward James Olmos – “Battlestar Galactica” – Islanded in a Stream of Stars (Syfy)
•Ernest Dickerson – “Dexter” – Road Kill (Showtime)
•Kevin Sullivan – “Lincoln Heights” – Aftershock (ABC Family)
•Paris Barclay – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” – Coup de Grace (CBS)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

•F. Gary Gray – “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)
•George Tillman, Jr. – “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)
•Lee Daniels – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Scott Sanders – “Black Dynamite” (Apparition)
•Spike Lee – “Passing Strange: The Movie” (IFC Films/Sundance Selects)

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Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, please visit naacpimageawards.net.

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