ms_mmelissa (ms_mmelissa) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

NAACP Image Award Nominations are a mess

Outstanding Motion Picture
• “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)
• “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)
• “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)
• “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)
• “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Comedy Series

• “Black-ish” (ABC)
• “House of Lies” (Showtime)
• “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
• “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
• “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
• Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)
• Anthony Anderson – “‘Black-ish” (ABC)
• Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
• Keegan-Michael Key – “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
• Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
• Mindy Kaling – “The Mindy Project” (FOX)
• Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
• Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
• Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
• Boris Kodjoe – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
• Glynn Turman – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
• Laurence Fishburne – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Marcus Scribner – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Terry Crews – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
• Adrienne C. Moore – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
• Laverne Cox – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
• Lorraine Toussaint – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
• Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)
• Yara Shahidi – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
• “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
• “Grey's Anatomy” (ABC)
• “House of Cards” (Netflix)
• “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
• “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
• LL Cool J – “NCIS: LA” (CBS)
• Omar Epps – “Resurrection” (ABC)
• Omari Hardwick – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
• Shemar Moore – “Criminal Minds” (CBS)
• Taye Diggs – “Murder in the First” (TNT)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
• Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
• Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Nicole Beharie – “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)
• Octavia Spencer – “Red Band Society” (FOX)
• Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Alfred Enoch – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
• Courtney B. Vance – “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
• Guillermo Diaz – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Jeffrey Wright – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Aja Naomi King – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
• Alfre Woodard – “State of Affairs” (NBC)
• Chandra Wilson – “Grey's Anatomy” (ABC)
• Jada Pinkett Smith – “Gotham” (FOX)
• Khandi Alexander – “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)
• “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)
• “Drumline: A New Beat” (VH1)
• “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)
• “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Blair Underwood – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)
• Charles S. Dutton – “Comeback Dad” (UP Entertainment)
• Larenz Tate – “Gun Hill” (BET)
• Mekhi Phifer – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)
• Ving Rhames – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Angela Bassett – “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)
• Cicely Tyson – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)
• Keke Palmer – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)
• Regina King – “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)
• Vanessa Williams – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
• “America After Ferguson” (PBS)
• “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS)
• “Melissa Harris Perry” (MSNBC)
• “Oprah's Lifeclass” (OWN)
• “Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series
• “Oprah Prime” (OWN)
• “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
• “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)
• “The View” (ABC)
• “The Wendy Williams Show” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Series
• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
• “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
• “Shark Tank” (ABC)
• “The Voice” (NBC)
• “Welcome to Sweetie Pie's” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
• “BET Awards” (BET)
• “Family Feud” (Syndicated)
• “On the Run: Beyoncé and Jay Z” (HBO)
• “Oprah's Master Class” (OWN)
• “UNCF An Evening of Stars” (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, The CW, BET, Centric)

Outstanding Children's Program
• “Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass” (HBO)
• “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)
• “Dora and Friends: Into The City!” (Nickelodeon)
• “HALO Awards” (Nickelodeon)
• “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome” (HUB)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth/ Children's Program – (Series or Special)
• Amber Montana – “Haunted Hathaways” (Nickelodeon)
• China Anne McClain – “How to Build a Better Boy” (Disney Channel)
• Curtis Harris – “Haunted Hathaways” (Nickelodeon)
• Fatima Ptacek – “Dora and Friends: Into The City!” (Nickelodeon)
• Taliyah Whitaker – “Wallykazam!” (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Host in a Talk, Reality, News/ Information or Variety
• Chris Rock – “BET Awards” (BET)
• Gwen Ifill – “America After Ferguson” (PBS)
• Melissa Harris Perry – “Melissa Harris Perry” (MSNBC)
• Queen Latifah – “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)
• Steve Harvey – “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

Outstanding New Artist

• 3 Winans Brothers (BMG)
• Aloe Blacc (XIX Recordings/Interscope Records)
• Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)
• Jhene Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
• Liv Warfield (Kobalt Label Services)

Outstanding Male Artist
• John Legend (Columbia Records)
• Kem (Motown – Capitol)
• Kendrick Lamar (Interscope Records)
• Michael Jackson (Epic Records)
• Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Female Artist
• Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
• Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
• Jennifer Hudson (RCA Records)
• Ledisi (Verve Records)
• Mary J Blige (Capitol)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
• “Being With You” – Smokey Robinson feat. Mary J Blige (Verve)
• “Brand New” – Pharrell Williams feat. Justin Timberlake (Columbia Records)
• “Gust of Wind” – Pharrell Williams feat. Daft Punk (Columbia Records)
• “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – Toni Braxton & Babyface (Def Jam Recordings)
• “Stay with Me” – Sam Smith feat. Mary J Blige (Capitol)

Outstanding Jazz Album
• “Beautiful Life” – Dianne Reeves (Concord)
• “Dave Koz and Friends: The 25th of December” – Dave Koz (Concord Records)
• “Living My Dream” – Jonathan Butler (Rendezvous Music)
• “My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke” – Al Jarreau (Concord)
• “Up” – Stanley Clarke (Mack Avenue Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
• “Duets” – Donnie McClurkin (RCA Inspiration)
• “Help” – Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)
• “I Will Trust” – Fred Hammond (RCA Inspiration)
• “Journey To Freedom” – Michelle Williams (eOne Music)
• “Where My Heart Belongs” – Gladys Knight (Shadow Mountain Records)

Outstanding Music Video
• “i” – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope)
• “It's You” – KEM (Motown – Capitol)
• “Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake (Epic Records)
• “Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
• “You & I (Nobody in the World)” – John Legend (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Song
• “Good Kisser” – Usher (RCA Records)
• “i” – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope)
• “Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
• “The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Interscope Records)
• “We Are Here” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

Outstanding Album
• “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” – Aretha Franklin (RCA Records)
• “Beyoncé Platinum Edition” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
• “G I R L” – Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)
• “JHUD” – Jennifer Hudson (RCA Records)
• “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – Toni Braxton & Babyface (Def Jam Recordings)

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
• “A Wanted Woman” – Eric Jerome Dickey (Penguin Random House)
• “An Untamed State” – Roxane Gay (Grove/Atlantic – Black Cat)
• “Another Woman's Man” – Shelly Ellis (Kensington Publishing Corp.)
• “Momma: Gone” – Nina Foxx (Brown Girls Publishing)
• “The Prodigal Son” – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette
Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
• “Bad Feminist” – Roxane Gay (Harper Perennial/HarperCollins)
• “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” – Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau)
• “Place not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America” – Sheryll Cashin (Beacon Press)
• “The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act” – Clay Risen (Bloomsbury Press)
• “Who We Be: The Colorization of America” – Jeff Chang (St. Martin's Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
• “Forty Acres” – Dwayne Alexander Smith (Atria Books)
• “Queen Sugar” – Natalie Baszile (Pamela Dorman Books/Penguin Random House)
• “Remedy For A Broken Angel” – Toni Ann Johnson (Nortia Press)
• “The 16th Minute of Fame: An Insider's Guide for Maintaining Success Beyond
15 Minutes of Fame” – Darrell Miller (Dunham Books)
• “Time of the Locust” – Morowa Yejide (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography
• “Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine” – Louis Sullivan with David Chanoff (University of
Georgia Press)
• “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy
Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)” – Rosie Perez (Crown Archetype)
• “Life In Motion” – Misty Copeland (Touchstone)
• “Mayor for Life” – Marion Barry, Omar Tyree (Strebor Books)
• “Stand Up Straight and Sing!” – Jessye Norman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
• “10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse” – JJ Smith (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
• “101 Scholarship Applications: What It Takes to Obtain a Debt-Free College
Education” – Gwen Richardson (Cushcity Communications)
• “Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed” -
Bryant Terry (Ten Speed Press)
• “Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice
System” – Robbin Shipp, Nick Chiles (Agate Bolden)
• “Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life” – Joe Brewster, Michele
Stephenson, Hilary Beard (Spiegel & Grau)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
• “Citizen: An American Lyric” – Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)
• “Digest” – Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)
• “The New Testament” – Jericho Brown (Copper Canyon Press)
• “The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013” – Derek Walcott, Selected by Glyn Maxwell
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
• “We Didn't Know Any Gangsters” – Brian Gilmore (Cherry Castle Publishing, LLC)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
• “Beautiful Moon” – Tonya Bolden (Author), Eric Velasquez (Illustrator) (Abrams/Abrams
Books for Young Readers)
• “Dork Diaries 8: Tales From A Note-So-Happily Ever After” – Rachel Renee
Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell (Simon & Schuster)
• “Little Melba and Her Big Trombone” – Katheryn Russell-Brown (Author), Frank
Morrison (Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books)
• “Malcolm Little” – Ilyasah Shabazz (Author), AG Ford (Illustrator) (Simon & Schuster)
• “Searching for Sarah Rector” – Tonya Bolden (Abrams/Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
• “Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed
America” – Russell Freedman (Holiday House)
• “Brown Girl Dreaming” – Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books)
• “Revolution” – Deborah Wiles (Scholastic Press)
• “The Freedom Summer Murders” – Don Mitchell (Scholastic Press)
• “The Red Pencil” – Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Shane Evans (Illustrator)
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
• Chadwick Boseman – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)
• David Oyelowo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)
• Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)
• Idris Elba – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)
• Nate Parker – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
• Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)
• Quvenzhané Wallis – “Annie” (Columbia Pictures)
• Taraji P. Henson – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)
• Tessa Thompson – “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)
• Viola Davis – “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
• André Holland – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)
• Cedric the Entertainer – “Top Five” (Paramount Pictures)
• Common – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)
• Danny Glover – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)
• Wendell Pierce – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
• Carmen Ejogo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)
• Jill Scott – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)
• Octavia Spencer – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)
• Oprah Winfrey – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)
• Viola Davis – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
• “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)
• “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)
• “Half of a Yellow Sun” (monterey media inc.)
• “JIMI: All Is By My Side” (XLrator Media)
• “Life of a King” (Animus Films/Serena Films)

Outstanding Documentary – (Film)

• “Documented” (Apo Anak Productions)
• “Finding Fela” (Jigsaw Productions)
• “I Am Ali” (Focus World/Fisheye Films)
• “Keep On Keepin On” (RADiUS)
• “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a
People” (Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.)

Outstanding Documentary – (Television)
• “American Experience: Freedom Summer” (PBS)
• “Bad Boys” (ESPN)
• “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” (HBO)
• “Rand University” (ESPN)
• “The War Comes Home: Soledad O'Brien Reports” (CNN)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

• Aisha Muharrar – “Parks and Recreation” – Ann & Chris (NBC)
• Brigette Munoz-Liebowitz – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – Road Trip (FOX)
• Mindy Kaling – “The Mindy Project” – Danny and Mindy (FOX)
• Regina Hicks – “Instant Mom” – A Kids's Choice (Nickelodeon and Nick@Nite)
• Sara Hess – “Orange is the New Black” – It Was the Change (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
• Erika Green Swafford – “How to Get Away with Murder” – Let's Get To Scooping
• Mara Brock Akil – “Being Mary Jane” – Uber Love (BET)
• Warren Leight, Julie Martin – “Law & Order: SVU” – American Disgrace (NBC)
• Zahir McGhee – “Scandal” – Mama Said Knock You Out (ABC)
• Zoanne Clack – “Grey's Anatomy” – You Be Illin’ (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie
• Karin Gist, Regina Hicks – “Drumline: A New Beat” (VH1)
• Reggie Bythewood – “Gun Hill” (BET)
• Sharon Brathwaite, Peres Owino – “Seasons of Love” (Lifetime Networks)
• Shernold Edwards – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)
• Sterling Anderson, Maria Nation – “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
• Chris Rock – “Top Five” (Paramount Pictures)
• Justin Simien – “Dear White People” (Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate)
• Margaret Nagle – “The Good Lie” (Alcon Entertainment)
• Misan Sagay – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)
• Richard Wenk – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

• Ken Whittingham – “Parks and Recreation” – Prom (NBC)
• Ken Whittingham – “The Mindy Project” – Think Like a Peter (FOX)
• Linda Mendoza – “Bad Judge” – One Brave Waitress (NBC)
• Reginald Hudlin – “Bad Judge” – Knife to a Gunfight (NBC)
• Stan Lathan – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” – No New Friends (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
• Anton Cropper – “Suits” – One-Two-Three Go… (USA)
• Carl Franklin – “House of Cards” – Chapter 14 (Netflix)
• Cary Joji Fukunaga – “True Detective” – Who Goes There (HBO)
• Hanelle Culpepper – “Criminal Minds” – The Edge of Winter (CBS)
• Millicent Shelton – “The Divide” – And the Little Ones Get Caught (WE tv)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie
• Bille Woodruff – “Drumline: A New Beat” (VH1)
• Greg Champion – “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)
• Michael Wilson – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)
• Reggie Bythewood – “Gun Hill” (BET)
• Stephen Tolkin – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
• Amma Asante – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)
• Antoine Fuqua – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)
• Ava DuVernay – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)
• Gina Prince-Bythewood – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)
• John Ridley – “JIMI: All Is By My Side” (XLrator Media)

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

• Jamie Foxx – “Rio 2” (20th Century Fox)
• Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)
• Morgan Freeman – “The Lego Movie” (Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures/RatpacDune
Entertainment/Lego System A/S/VertigoEntertainment/Lin Pictures)
• Tracy Morgan – “The Boxtrolls” (Focus Features)
• Zoe Saldana – “The Book of Life” (20th Century Fox)


As usual these hover between awesome and terrible. Viola in lead for Eleanor Rigby? LOL okay.
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