53rd NAACP Image Awards Nominations

January 19, 2022

Nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards are officially in, with Netflix taking the lead with 52 noms overall for titles across film and TV including The Harder They Fall, Passing, Bruised, The Upshaws and Maid. The show announcing marquee winners is set to place February 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT live on BET. The NAACP will recognize winners in non-televised categories February 21-25, with those ceremonies to stream on NAACPImageAwards.net. Below is a list of nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jennifer Hudson
Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Regina King
Tiffany Haddish
MOTION PICTURE

RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist

Cynthia Erivo – Ch. 1 Vs. 1 (Verve Records / UMG Recordings)
Jimmie Allen – Bettie James Gold Edition (BBR Music Group)
Saweetie – Best Friend feat. Doja Cat (ICY / Warner Records)
Tems – If Orange Was A Place (RCA Records / Since ’93)
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us (Capitol Records)
Outstanding Male Artist

Anthony Hamilton – Love Is The New Black (My Music Box LLC / BMG)
Drake – Way 2 Sexy (Republic Records)
Givēon – Heartbreak Anniversary (Epic Records)
J. Cole – The Off-Season (Dreamville / Roc Nation)
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name) (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Female Artist

H.E.R. – Back of My Mind (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
Ari Lennox – Pressure (Dreamville / Interscope Records)
Beyonce´ – Be Alive (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
Chlöe – Have Mercy (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales (RCA Records)
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

Anthems & Glory – Todd Dulaney (MNRK Music Group)
Believe For It – CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media)
Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. – Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music (Life Room Label LLC / K Approved Enterprises. Inc.)
Overcomer – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
Power – Jason McGee & The Choir (My Block, Inc.)

Outstanding International Song
Essence – Wizkid feat. Tems and Justin Bieber (RCA Records / Starboy / Sony Music International)
Peru – Fireboy DML (YBNL Nation / Empire)
Somebody’s Son – Tiwa Savage feat. Brandy (Motown)
Touch It – KiDi (Lynx Entertainment / MadeInENY / Empire)
Understand – Omah Lay (The KeyQaad / Sire Records)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
Best Friend – Saweetie feat. Doja Cat (ICY / Warner Records)
Essence – Wizkid feat. Tems (RCA Records / Starboy / Sony Music International)
Fye Fye – Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe (Tobe Nwigwe, LLC)
Have Mercy – Chlöe (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic (Atlantic / Aftermath)

Outstanding Album
An Evening with Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic (Atlantic / Aftermath)
Back of My Mind – H.E.R. (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
Certified Lover Boy – Drake (Republic Records)
Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)
When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time – Givēon (Epic Records)

TELEVISION + STREAMING

Outstanding Comedy Series
Black-ish (ABC)
Harlem (Amazon Studios)
Insecure (HBO)
Run the World (Starz)
The Upshaws (Netflix)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – `black-ish (ABC)
Cedric the Entertainer – The Neighborhood (CBS)
Don Cheadle – Black Monday (Showtime)
Elisha ‘EJ’ Williams – The Wonder Years (ABC)
Jay Ellis – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
Loretta Devine – Family Reunion (Netflix)
Regina Hall – Black Monday (Showtime)
Tracee Ellis Ross – `black-ish (ABC)
Yvonne Orji – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)
Deon Cole – `black-ish (ABC)
Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kendrick Sampson – Insecure (HBO)
Laurence Fishburne – `black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Amanda Seales – Insecure (HBO)
Jenifer Lewis – `black-ish (ABC)
Marsai Martin – `black-ish (ABC)
Natasha Rothwell – Insecure (HBO)
Wanda Sykes – The Upshaws (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series
9-1-1 (FOX)
All American (The CW)
Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)
Pose (FX Network)
Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Billy Porter – Pose (FX Network)
Damson Idris – Snowfall (FX Network)
Forest Whitaker – Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)
Kofi Siriboe – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Sterling K. Brown – This is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Angela Bassett – 9-1-1 (FOX)
Dawn-Lyen Gardner – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Octavia Spencer – Truth Be Told (Apple TV+)
Queen Latifah – The Equalizer (CBS)
Rutina Wesley – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Motion Picture
Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Films)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth (Apple TV+ / A24)
Jonathan Majors – The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
LaKeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Mahershala Ali – Swan Song (Apple TV+)
Will Smith – King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Films)
Halle Berry – Bruised (Netflix)
Jennifer Hudson – Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
Tessa Thompson – Passing (Netflix)
Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie (Netflix)

Source: https://deadline.com/2022/01/naacp-image-awards-netflix-the-harder-they-fall-1234914036/

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