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Shonda Rhimes Leading the Pack in Television Nominations for the NAACP Image Awards

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Shonda Rhimes Leading the Pack in Television Nominations for the NAACP Image Awards

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.57.24 AMThe nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards are out and Shonda Rhimes is on top once again.

“Scandal” received six nominations while Rhimes’ other projects “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder” both received nods as well. In fact, Rhimes’ shows are actually in competition in a few categories, giving ABC three of the five drama-series nominations.

Kerry Washington is pitted against her fellow Shondaland lead actress Viola Davis from “How to Get Away with Murder” for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Both shows are competing with “Grey’s Anatomy” for Outstanding Drama Series.

First presented in 1967, the awards weren’t nationally televised until 1994. The 35 categories of the Image Awards are voted on by members of the NAACP and range from television to film, books and music. The categories include Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, with Honorary awards such as the President’s Award, the Chairman’s Award, Entertainer of the Year and The Image Award Hall of Fame.

This year “Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have all received top film nominations

The list of television nominations are as follows:

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
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
Taye Diggs, Murder in the First (TNT)
Omar Epps, Resurrection (ABC)
Omari Hardwick, Being Mary Jane (BET)
Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds (CBS)

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Comedy
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
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Kevin Hart, Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

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

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Laurence Fishburne, black-ish (ABC)
Boris Kodjoe, Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)
Marcus Scribner, black-ish (ABC)
Glynn Turman, House of Lies (Showtime)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Adrienne C. Moore, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Yara Shahidi, black-ish (ABC)
Lorraine Toussaint, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)

Writing in a Comedy Series
Sara Hess, Orange Is the New Black: “It Was the Change” (Netflix)
Regina Hicks, Instant Mom: “A Kids’s Choice” (Nickelodeon/Nick@Nite)
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project: “Danny and Mindy” (FOX)
Aisha Muharrar, Parks and Recreation: “Ann & Chris” (NBC)
Brigette Munoz-Liebowitz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Road Trip” (FOX)

Outstanding TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime)
Drumline: A New Beat (VH1)
The Gabby Douglas Story (Lifetime)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

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

The winners will be announced on Friday, February 6, when the ceremony premieres on TV One.

 

 


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