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43RD NAACP IMAGE AWARD Winners

THE WINNERS OF THE ‘43RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS’ ANNOUNCED TONIGHT DURING LIVE BROADCAST ON NBC

The Two-Hour Special was hosted by

Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie with appearances by:
LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Russell Hornsby, Keke Palmer Corey
Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson,
Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper

With Performances by

Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin and Ne-Yo
and a Moving Tribute to Whitney Houston with Yolanda Adams
George Lucas, Cathy Hughes and The Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association
Received Special Honors

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — February 17, 2012 – The winners of the “43RD NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight
during the live broadcast from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium which aired on NBC (8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed).
The two-hour live special was hosted by Sanaa Latham (“Contagion”) and Anthony Mackie (“Hurt Locker,” “Adjustment
Bureau”). Some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared including LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr.,
Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Russell Hornsby, Keke Palmer, Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Sidney
Poitier, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll,
Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper with performances by Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin and Ne-Yo. In
addition, there was a moving tribute for Whitney Houston performed by Yolanda Adams.

George Lucas received the NAACP Vanguard Award, Radio One/TV One Founder Cathy Hughes received the NAACP Chairman’s
Award and The Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association received the NAACP President’s Award.
The awards event is a production of Vicangelo Films. The executive producer is Vicangelo Bulluck.

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The NAACP Image Awards is the premier multicultural awards show. It 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. Event sponsors include UAW/Chrysler, AARP, FedEx, Hyundai, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, Walgreens, Bank of
America, AT&T, American Airlines and Cadillac.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and
the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal
opportunity in the public and private sectors.

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at

http://www.naacpimageawards.net

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Gary Mednick, NBC Entertainment Publicity, 818/777-3021
Gary.mednick@nbcuni.com
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THE 43rd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS NOMINATION RESULTS

Category Title/Name

Outstanding Comedy Series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
(TBS)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm-Jamal Warner -
“Reed Between the Lines”
(BET)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Tracee Ellis Ross -
“Reed Between the Lines”
(BET)
Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Comedy Series
Nick Cannon -
“Up All Night”
(NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress
in a Comedy Series
Keshia Knight Pulliam -
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
(TBS)
Outstanding Drama Series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
(NBC)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series LL Cool J -
“NCIS: Los Angeles”
(CBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Regina King -
“SouthLAnd”
(TNT)
Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Drama Series
James Pickens, Jr. -
“Grey’s Anatomy”
(ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress
in a Drama Series
Archie Panjabi -
“The Good Wife”
(CBS)
Outstanding Television Movie,
Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Thurgood”
(HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie,
Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Laurence Fishburne -
“Thurgood”
(HBO)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie,
Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Taraji P. Henson -
“Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”
(Lifetime)
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime
Drama Series
Emerson Brooks -
“All My Children”
(ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime
Drama Series
Tatyana Ali -
“The Young and the Restless”
(CBS)
Outstanding News/Information
Series or Special
“Unsung”
(TV One)

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Outstanding Talk Series “Oprah’s Lifeclass”

(OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Outstanding Reality Series “Dancing with the Stars”
(ABC)
Outstanding Variety Series or Special “Oprah Presents: Master Class”
(OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Outstanding Children’s Program “I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View”
(HBO)
Outstanding Performance in a
Youth/Children’s Program
Series or Special
Keke Palmer -
“True Jackson, VP”
(Nickelodeon)
Outstanding New Artist Diggy Simmons
(Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Male Artist Cee Lo Green
(Elektra Records)
Outstanding Female Artist Jill Scott
(Warner Bros. Records)
Outstanding Duo or Group or Collaboration Mary J. Blige feat. Drake
(Geffen)
Outstanding Jazz Album “Guitar Man” -
George Benson
(Concord Jazz)
Outstanding Gospel Album -
Traditional or Contemporary
“Hello Fear” -
Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)
Outstanding World Music Album “Sounds of Blackness” -
Sounds of Blackness
(Malaco Music Group)
Outstanding Music Video “Where You At” -
Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)
Outstanding Song “I Smile” -
Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)
Outstanding Album “I Remember Me” -
Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction “Say Amen, Again” -
Reshonda Tate Billingsley (Gallery Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction “The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place” -
Hill Harper (Gotham Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author “The Strawberry Letter” -
Lyah Le Flore (Ballantine/Random House)
Outstanding Literary Work –
Biography/Auto-Biography
“My Song” -
Harry Belafonte (Knopf)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional “The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on
Relationships from the Inspired Word of God” -
T.D. Jakes
(Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry “Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain: The Curtis Brown Poems” -
James Golden (iUniverse)
Outstanding Literary Work – Children “You Can Be A Friend”
Tony Dungy(Author), Ron Mazellan (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing – Little Simon)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens “Jesse Owens: “I Always Loved Running””
Jeff Burlingame (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)
Outstanding Motion Picture “The Help”
(DreamWorks Pictures/Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Laz Alonso -
“Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Viola Davis -
“The Help”
(DreamWorks Pictures/Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Motion Picture
Mike Epps -
“Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress
in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer
“The Help”
(DreamWorks Pictures/Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture “Pariah”
(Focus Features)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture “In The Land of Blood and Honey”
(FilmDistrict)
Outstanding Documentary
(Theatrical or Television)
“Sing Your Song”
(HBO Documentary Films)
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil – “The Game” –
Parachutes….Beach Chairs
(BET)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Lolis Eric Elie – “Treme” – Santa Claus, Do You Ever
Get the Blues? (HBO)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
(Theatrical or Television)
Ann Peacock – “The First Grader”
(National Geographic Entertainment)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Leonard R. Garner Jr. – “Rules of Engagement” –
The Set Up (CBS)
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series Ernest Dickerson – “Treme” –
Do Watcha Wanna (HBO)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
(Theatrical or Television)
Salim Akil – “Jumping the Broom”
(TriStar Pictures)

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Image Award hopefuls shined bright at the 43rd NAACP Nominee Luncheon

Zoanne Clack Zoanne Clack arrives at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

 

Nominees strutted their stuff at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon yesterday at the extravagant Beverly Hills Hotel.

The day was picture perfect as nominees, media and guests arrived. The morning sunlight danced off extravagantly ornate crystal chandeliers, while guests were escorted to the hotel’s grand Crystal Ballroom, a circling spiral staircase provided nothing less than a grand and graceful entrance leading to the main event.

Honoring the outstanding achievements and performances of talents in the entertainment industry, the Image Awards nominee luncheon had a star studded guest list representing a variety of genres in the arts. From motion pictures to television, literature, music and even individuals who promote social justice through the gift of creativity, the luncheon was filled with a number of interesting celebrities.

 

Esai Morales Esai Morales arrives at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (February 10, 2012 - Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disney Channel's 'Let it Shine' perform at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California -- February 10, 2012 - Photo by EOTM TV

 

 

Anika Noni Rose arrives at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California - Photo by EOTM TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To understand the importance of the NAACP Image Awards, it has to be placed in a social and historical context. Ideas and images create the belief systems that control our individual and societal actions. When it comes to forming ideas, reinforcing stereotypes, establishing norms and shaping our thinking nothing affects us more than the images and concepts delivered into our lives on a daily basis by television, motion picture, recordings and literature. Accordingly, there is ample cause for concern about what does or does not happen in these mediums when there is little or no diversity in either opportunities or the decision making process.

The NAACP has been involved in the continuing struggle for greater participation by African Americans in the entertainment industry and portrayal of Black people on the screen since 1915, when the organization launched a nationwide protest against the showing of the movie “Birth of a Nation” by D. W. Griffith. The film, set in the period immediately after the Civil War, depicted Black people as savages and the reconstruction era in our nation as a period of corruption. It remains today one of the most controversial films ever made.

Shortly after the NAACP’s crusade against “Birth of a Nation,” a group of independent Black filmmakers appeared on the scene: Emmett, J. Scott, George and Noble Johnson, and the legendary Oscar Micheaux defied the stereotypes and offered movies with Black actors in stark contrast to the images otherwise available. Films produced by these pioneers were tributes to Black endurance and ambition. These movies, referred to as “race films,” portrayed Black people as doctors, lawyers, teachers, and lovers. Plagued by financial and distribution problems, these films virtually vanished by the end of the 1940′s.

When the next professed great American cinematic masterpiece that featured African Americans, “Gone with the Wind,” was released in 1939, African Americans were less strident in their criticism, but less than happy with the film’s portrayal of them.

By and large they supported and applauded Hattie McDaniel who was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1939 for her role in “Gone with the Wind,” becoming the first Black performer to win an Academy Award.

Stacey Evans Morgan arrives at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California -- February 10, 2012 - Photo by EOTM TV

Before the end of the decade, television would be invented and introduced to the American public. With television, as was the case with motion pictures, the question of characterizations and opportunities for qualified Black men and women continued to be a problem.

At its annual convention in July 1951, the NAACP passed a resolution critical of the new television series “Amos ‘N’ Andy” and other programs stressing negative stereotypes. According to the resolution, shows like “Amos ‘N’ Andy” depicted Black people in a stereotypical and derogatory manner, and the practice of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, persons, or firms sponsoring or promoting this show, the Beulah show, or other shows of this type are condemned.”

Again, in 1963 and 1964, the NAACP adopted resolutions to mount a nationwide campaign to improve opportunities for “Negro” performers in motion pictures and television. NAACP Labor Secretary, Herbert Hill, conducted extensive negotiations with the Motion Picture Producers Association (MPPA), the heads of several major Hollywood studios and television networks, and officials of the labor/craft unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Although the NAACP’s campaign to eliminate racial bias in the entertainment industry received support from the Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild of America West, craft unions in Hollywood continued to openly and systematically exclude Blacks as electricians, cameramen, carpenters, propmen, and other craft positions.

In 1967, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch of the NAACP, concerned about the portrayal of the Black experience, established the NAACP Image Awards to honor outstanding Black actors, actresses, writers, producers, directors, and recognized those working in Hollywood who supported those artists.

In 1980, Executive Director Benjamin L. Hooks appointed a committee to look into the status of equal opportunity in Hollywood. The main focus of the committee was to examine the lack of opportunities for African Americans in the film industry. Despite the monumental events that had taken place in the movement for equal education, voting rights, women’s rights and employment laws, the entertainment industry remained intransigent.

As recognized by director Steven Spielberg at the 2000 NAACP Image Awards, the motion picture industry must confess its guilty hand in perpetuating the lack of diversity both in front of and behind the lens. As Mr. Spielberg then correctly stated, “there’s a lot to be done in the world we share. We still must acknowledge the painful absence of racial diversity within our very own industry. We need to hire studio executives of color. We need to foster young minority talent, both in front of and behind the scenes.”

Tatyana Ali arrives at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California -- Photo by EOTM TV

 

 

 

Wendy R.Robinson arrive at the NAACP Nominee Luncheon, February 11th at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Photo by: EOTM TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more on the nominees, hosts and the NAACP Image Awards themselves visit www.naacpimageawards.net, or watch who this year’s Image Awards winners will be, live on NBC, February 17, 2012.

 

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43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nomination Announcements

EOTM TV media hosts Carla B and Teangelo,along with the help of VideoMakersWorld.com covered the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards Nominee Announcements, Thursday January 19th @ The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California. Vanessa Williams, Tracee Ellis Ross, Corey Reynolds and Craig Robinson announced the categories and nominees.

View the list of talented nominees below and be sure to leave your comments of support below. The Image Awards airs live February 17th @ The Shrine Auditorium on NBC.

(Craig Robinson, Vanessa Williams, Corey Reynolds, Tracee Ellis Ross)

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
  • “The Game” (BET)
  • “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
  • Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
  • Pooch Hall – “The Game” (BET)
  • Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

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  • Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
  • Tia Mowry-Hardrict – “The Game” (BET)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
  • Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
  • J.B. Smoove – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
  • Nick Cannon – “Up All Night” (NBC)
  • Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)

Craig Robinson and Carla B.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
  • Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
  • Maya Rudolph – “Up All Night” (NBC)
  • Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
  • “The Good Wife” (CBS)
  • “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • Andre Braugher – “Men of A Certain Age” (TNT)
  • Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
  • L.L. Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
  • Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
  • Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)

Carla B interviews Tracee Ellis Ross

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

  • Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
  • Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
  • Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest” (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
  • Ice T – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
  • James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • Nelsan Ellis – “True Blood” (HBO)
  • Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alfre Woodard – “Memphis Beat” (TNT)
  • Anika Noni Rose – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
  • Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
  • Diahann Carroll – “White Collar” (USA Network)
  • Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Talk Series

  • “Anderson” (Syndicated)
  • “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • “The Doctors” (Syndicated)
  • “The View” (ABC)
  • “The Wendy Williams Show” (Syndicated)

Teangelo interviews Vanessa Williams

Outstanding Reality Series

  • “All-American Muslim” (TLC)
  • “American Idol” (FOX)
  • “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
  • “Sunday Best” (BET)
  • “Tia & Tamera” (Style Network)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special

  • “2011 BET Awards” (BET)
  • “Black Girls Rock!” (BET)
  • “Oprah Presents: Master Class” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • “Prince! Behind the Symbol” (The Africa Channel)
  • “UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Chaka Khan” (BET)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
  • “Dora The Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
  • “Go, Diego! Go!” (Nickelodeon)
  • “I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View” (HBO)
  • “My Family Tree” (Disney Channel)

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

  • China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
  • Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
  • Lance Robertson – “Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nickelodeon)
  • Leon Thomas III – “Victorious” (Nickelodeon)
  • Zendaya Coleman – “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)

RECORDING CATEGORIES

 Outstanding New Artist

  • Committed (Epic)
  • Diggy Simmons (Atlantic Records)
  • Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. (Columbia Records)
  • Mindless Behavior (Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope Records)
  • Wynter Gordon (Big Beat/Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
  • Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)
  • Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
  • Chris Brown (Jive Records)
  • Common (Warner Bros. Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

  • Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
  • Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)
  • Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
  • Ledisi (Verve Forecast)
  • Mary J. Blige (Geffen)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

  • Boyz II Men (Benchmark Entertainment/MSM Music Group)
  • Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona (Elektra Records)
  • Mary J. Blige feat. Drake (Geffen)
  • Sounds of Blackness (Malaco Music Group)
  • The Roots (Island Def Jam Music Group)

Outstanding World Music Album

  • “Afrodiaspora” – Susana Baca (Luaka Bop)
  • “Carnival Fever” – Brother B (King Chero Records)
  • “Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival” – Boukman Eksperyans (MunckMix, Inc.)
  • “Sounds of Blackness” – Sounds of Blackness (Malaco Music Group)
  • “The First Grader” – Alex Heffes (Varese Sarabande)

Outstanding Music Video

  • “25/8″ – Mary J. Blige (Geffen)
  • “Hear My Call” – Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
  • “I Was Here” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
  • “Someone Like You” – Adele (Columbia Records)
  • “Where You At” – Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)

Outstanding Song

  • “Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
  • “Fool for You feat. Melanie Fiona” – Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
  • “I Smile” – Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)
  • “So In Love feat. Anthony Hamilton” – Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
  • “Someone Like You” – Adele (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album

  • “4″ – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
  • “F.A.M.E” – Chris Brown (Jive Records)
  • “I Remember Me” – Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)
  • “Lasers” – Lupe Fiasco (1st & 15th/Atlantic Records)
  • “The Light of the Sun” – Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)

LITERATURE CATEGORIES

 Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

  • “A Silken Thread” – Brenda Jackson (Harlequin Kimani Press)
  • “Boundaries” – Elizabeth Nunez (Akashic Books)
  • “Say Amen, Again” – Reshonda Tate Billingsley (Gallery Books)
  • “Silver Sparrow” – Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books)
  • “The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel” – Nelson George (Akashic Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

  • “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America” – Melissa Harris-Perry (Yale University Press)
  • “Super Rich” – Russell Simmons (Gotham Books)
  • “The Cosmopolitan Canopy” – Elijah Anderson (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • “The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place” – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
  • “Who’s Afraid of Post- Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now” – Toure (Free Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

  • “2Grieve 2Gether: A Journal from the Heart Helping Survivors & Supporters Navigate the Healing Process” – Denise Hall Brown (2Lift 1Up Publishing)
  • “A Defining Moment” – Patricia Duncan (IJABA Publishing Inc.)
  • “The Loom” – Shella Gillus (Guideposts Books)
  • “The Strawberry Letter” – Lyah Le Flore (Ballantine/Random House)
  • “We the Animals” – Justin Torres (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography

  • “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother” – Janny Scott (Riverhead Books)
  • “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” – Manning Marable (Penguin Group (USA)-Viking)
  • “My Song” – Harry Belafonte (Knopf)
  • “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington” – Condoleezza Rice (Crown Publishers)
  • “The John Carlos Story” – John Carlos, Dave Zirin (Haymarket Books)

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

 Outstanding Motion Picture

  • “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
  • “Pariah” (Focus Features)
  • “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
  • “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
  • “Tower Heist” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Eddie Murphy – “Tower Heist” (Universal Pictures)
  • Laurence Fishburne – “Contagion” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Laz Alonso – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
  • Oliver Litondo – “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
  • Vin Diesel – “Fast Five” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Adepero Oduye – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
  • Emma Stone – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
  • Paula Patton – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
  • Viola Davis – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
  • Zoë Saldana – “Colombiana” (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Anthony Mackie – “The Adjustment Bureau” (Universal Pictures)
  • Charles Parnell – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
  • Don Cheadle – “The Guard” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Jeffrey Wright – “The Ides of March” (Columbia Pictures)
  • Mike Epps – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Bryce Dallas Howard – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
  • Cicely Tyson – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
  • Kim Wayans – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
  • Maya Rudolph – “Bridesmaids” (Universal Pictures)
  • Octavia Spencer – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

  • “I Will Follow” (AFFRM)
  • “Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
  • “MOOZ-lum” (AFFRM)
  • “Pariah” (Focus Features)
  • “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

  • “A Separation” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “Attack the Block” (Screen Gems)
  • “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)
  • “Le Havre” (Janus Films)
  • “Life, Above All” (Sony Pictures Classics)

DOCUMENTARY

 Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical or Television)

  • “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” (Submarine Deluxe)
  • “Sing Your Song” (HBO Documentary Films)
  • “The Rescuers” (Michael King Productions)
  • “Thunder Soul” (Roadside Attractions)

WRITING

 Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

  • Arthur Harris – “Reed Between the Lines” – Let’s Talk About Ms. Helen’s Son Part 1 (BET)
  • Prentice Penny – “Happy Endings” – The Girl with the David Tattoo (ABC)
  • Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil – “The Game” – Parachutes….Beach Chairs (BET)
  • Vali Chandrasekaran – “30 Rock” – It’s Never Too Late For Now (NBC)
  • Vince Cheung, Ben Montanio – “Wizards of Waverly Place” – Wizards vs. Angels (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

  • Cheo Hodari Coker – “SouthLAnd” – Punching Water (TNT)
  • Janine Sherman Barrois – “Criminal Minds” – The Bittersweet Science (CBS)
  • Lolis Eric Elie – “Treme” – Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues? (HBO)
  • Pam Veasey – “Ringer” – Oh Gawd, There’s Two of Them? (The CW)
  • Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – I Will Survive (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)

  • Alrick Brown – “Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
  • Ann Peacock – “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
  • Dee Rees – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
  • Elizabeth Hunter, Arlene Gibbs – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
  • Tate Taylor – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

DIRECTING

 Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Jay Chandrasekhar – “Happy Endings” – The Girl with the David Tattoo (ABC)
  • Kevin Hooks – “Drop Dead Diva” – Mother’s Day (Lifetime)
  • Leonard R. Garner Jr. – “Rules of Engagement” – The Set Up (CBS)
  • Miguel Arteta – “How to Make It in America” – Mofongo (HBO)
  • Salim Akil – “The Game” – Parachutes/Beach Chairs (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

  • Ernest Dickerson – “Treme” – Do Watcha Wanna (HBO)
  • Ken Whittingham – “Parenthood” – Opening Night (NBC)
  • Kevin Sullivan – “NCIS” – Tell-All (CBS)
  • Paris Barclay – “Sons of Anarchy” – Out (FX Network)
  • Seith Mann – “Dexter” – Get Gellar (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)

  • Alrick Brown – “Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
  • Angelina Jolie – “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)
  • Dee Rees – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
  • Salim Akil – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
  • Tate Taylor – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

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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.

 Please visit our website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net for the complete list of the 42nd NAACP Image Awards’ Nominees.

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Rahn Anthoni included in submissions For NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album and Outstanding Song

Singer-songwriter Rahn Anthoni has been included in the submissions for a chance to be nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Gospel Album and Outstanding Song categories. Anthoni was previously honored with a nomination as Best Male Artist for his hit single Hold On for the South Florida Gospel Music Awards.

Rahn Anthoni

The Image Award submission completes a year of extraordinary success, with the launch of his LP Man on a Mission as well as unfathomable loss, with the untimely passing of his son, Aaron Hatcher. But despite it all, Rahn Anthoni pushes on… determined to share with the world his unshakable faith, demonstrating to fans that if they just Hold On, they too can find joy through the darkest times of their lives.

Rahn’s music resonates with the challenges of faith mixed with glimpses of a life less traveled. He sings on the spiritual perspective of real life, everyday situations and has the confidence to live in and under the power and authority of God.

Although Anthoni is a gospel artist, he has crossed over into a number of different genres, collaborating with some of the most famous names in Hip Hop and R&B. He celebrates spiritual and unshakable faith so powerful that sitting still, complacent in one genre is not an option. Rahn has successfully helped to put the soul and fever back in R&B. He feels his musical message should not be conveyed to a single group of listeners but the entire spectrum. No matter where he stands musically, Anthoni simply owns the lyric cognizant that he’s simply preparing the listener for deeper intimacy with the Divine God.

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The 43rd installment of the NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and will air live on FOX in early 2012. Learn more about the NAACP Image Awards – http://www.naacpimageawards.net/43/home/

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