Black Panther set to dominate at NAACP Image Awards

The blockbuster will compete with If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, and The Hate U Give for Outstanding Motion Picture.

Black Panther has landed 16 nominations for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards.

The blockbuster, which is up for seven Oscars, will compete in a string of major categories on 30 March (19) when the winners are announced at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of people of colour in TV, music, literature and film.

Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk is second among the film nominees with nine mentions.

Both movies will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture with BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, and The Hate U Give, and Outstanding Independent Motion Picture alongside BlacKkKlansman, Nappily Ever After, Sorry To Bother You, and Traffik, while Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman and If Beale Street Could Talk's Stephan James will compete for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) will fight for the Outstanding Supporting Actress honour with Black Panther trio Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, and Lupita Nyong'o.

Meanwhile, Boseman and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and King will take on Beyonce and basketball superstar LeBron James for the Entertainer of the Year crown, and Black-ish leads all the TV nominations with eight and H.E.R. tops the music mentions with five.

The full list of nominees is:

Entertainer of the Year

Beyonce

Chadwick Boseman

LeBron James

Regina King

Ryan Coogler

MOVIES

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther

Michael B Jordan – Creed II

Denzel Washington – The Equalizer 2

John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

Stephan James – If Beale Street Could Talk

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give

Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

KiKi Layne – If Beale Street Could Talk

Sanaa Lathan – Nappily Ever After

Viola Davis – Widows

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk

Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give

Winston Duke – Black Panther

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Danai Gurira – Black Panther

Letitia Wright – Black Panther

Lupita Nyong’o – Black Panther

Regina Hall – The Hate U Give

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

BlacKkKlansman

If Beale Street Could Talk

Nappily Ever After

Sorry To Bother You

Traffik

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Storm Reid – A Wrinkle In Time

Letitia Wright – Black Panther

Winston Duke – Black Panther

John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

KiKi Layne – If Beale Street Could Talk

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Crazy Rich Asians

The Hate U Give

Widows (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Motion Picture

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Crazy Rich Asians

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Hate U Give

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

Amazing Grace

Making The Five Heartbeats

Quincy

RBG

Whitney

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Boots Riley, Sorry To Bother You

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Peter Chiarelli & Adele Lim, Crazy Rich Asians

Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Steve McQueen, Widows

Ryan Coogler, Black Panther

Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, Quincy

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Black-ish

Dear White People

Grown-ish

Insecure

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Cedric the Entertainer, The Neighborhood

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Dwayne Johnson, Ballers

Tracy Morgan, The Last O.G.

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Danielle Brooks, Orange is the New Black

Issa Rae, Insecure

Logan Browning, Dear White People

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Yara Shahidi, Grown-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jay Ellis, Insecure

John David Washington, Ballers

Laurence Fishburne, black-ish

Marcus Scribner, black-ish

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Essence Atkins, Marlon

Marsai Martin, Black-ish

Natasha Rothwell, Insecure

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Outstanding Drama Series

How To Get Away With Murder

Power

Queen Sugar

The Chi

This Is Us

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Mitchell, The Chi

Keith David, Greenleaf

Kofi Siriboe, Queen Sugar

Omari Hardwick, Power

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Alfre Woodard, Marvel’s Luke Cage

Naturi Naughton, Power

Rutina Wesley, Queen Sugar

Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jesse Williams, Grey’s Anatomy

Joe Morton, Scandal

Jussie Smollett, Empire

Romany Malco, A Million Little Things

Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

CCH Pounder, NCIS: New Orleans

Lynn Whitfield, Greenleaf

Sanaa Lathan, The Affair

Susan Kelechi Watson, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series

Erika Alexander, Black Lightning

Kendrick Lamar, Power

Kerry Washington, How to Get Away with Murder

Loretta Devine, Love Is

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Empire

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Behind The Movement

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Seven Seconds

The Bobby Brown Story

The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451

Russell Hornsby, Seven Seconds

Woody McClain, The Bobby Brown Story

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Anna Deavere Smith, Notes From the Field

Gabrielle Dennis, The Bobby Brown Story

Jeanté Godlock, The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Toni Braxton, Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

A Thousand Words With Michelle Obama

AM Joy

Angela Rye’s State of the Union

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Becoming Michelle Obama

Unsung

Outstanding Talk Series

ESPN’s First Take

Red Table Talk

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Real

The View

Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

Iyanla: Fix My Life

Lip Sync Battle

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Shark Tank

The Voice

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

2 Dope Queens

Black Girls Rock!

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo

Saturday Night Live

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

Outstanding Children’s Program

Doc McStuffins

Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest

Motown Magic

Sesame Street

Top Chef Junior

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

Alex R. Hibbert, The Chi

Lonnie Chavis, This Is Us

Lyric Ross, This Is Us

Marsai Martin, Black-ish

Miles Brown, Black-ish

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith – Red Table Talk

Joy Reid – AM Joy

LeBron James – The Shop

Lester Holt – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Iyanla Vanzant – Iyanla: Fix My Life

LL Cool J – Lip Sync Battle

Queen Latifah – Black Girls Rock

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Steve Harvey – Family Feud

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and the Media

King in the Wilderness

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

Shut Up & Dribble

Time For Ilhan

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Justin Simien, Dear White People

Marquita J. Robinson, GLOW

Peter H. Saji, Black-ish

Regina Y. Hicks, Insecure

Trevor Noah , Steve Budow, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang, Dan Amira, Lauren Sarver Means, Mr. Daniel Radosh, David Angelo, Devin Trey Delliquanti, Zachary DiLanzo, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Janine Sherman Barrois, Claws

Kay Oyegun, This Is Us

Lena Waithe, The Chi

Patrick Joseph Charles, Black Lightning

Lena Waithe & Dime Davis, The Chi

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Anna Deavere Smith, Notes From the Field

J. David Shanks, Seven Seconds: Matters of Life and Death

Katrina M. O’Gilvie, Behind the Movement

Ramin Bahrani & Amir Naderi, Fahrenheit 451

Shalisha Francis, Seven Seconds: Of Gods and Men

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Hiro Murai, Atlanta

Ken Whittingham, Atypical

Millicent Shelton, Insecure

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Ayoka Chenzira, Queen Sugar

Deborah Ann Chow, Better Call Saul

Dee Rees, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Marvel’s Luke Cage

Zetna Fuentes, How To Get Away With Murder

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Ernest Dickerson, Seven Seconds: Until It Do

Ramin Bahrani, Fahrenheit 451

Tanya Hamilton, Seven Seconds: That What Follows

Tracy Heather Strai, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Victoria Mahoney, Seven Seconds: Witness for the Prosecution

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

Issa Rae, Bojack Horseman

Laya Deleon Hayes, Doc McStuffins

Mahershala Ali, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Samuel L. Jackson, Incredibles 2

Shameik Moore, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Outstanding New Artist

Ella Mai

Jade Novah

Koryn Hawthorne

Omar Wilson

Tory Lanez

Outstanding Male Artist

Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino

John Legend

MAJOR.

Raheem DeVaughn

Outstanding Female Artist

Andra Day

Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Janelle Monae

Janet Jackson

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

A Good Night – John Legend feat. BloodPop

All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA

Could’ve Been – H.E.R., Bryson Tiller

Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B

Everything Is Love – The Carters

Outstanding Jazz Album

Facing Dragons – Christian Sands

Hollywood Africans – Jon Batiste

RISE! – Ben Tankard feat. Marion Meadows, Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson Jr.

The Story of Jaz – Jazmin Ghent feat. Jeff Lorber, James P. Lloyd, Kim Scott, Philippe Saisse

Waiting for the Sunrise – Camille Thurman

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

Heart. Passion. Pursuit. Live at Passion City Church – Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Hiding Place – Tori Kelly

Make Room – Jonathan McReynolds

One Nation Under God – Jekalyn Carr

Unstoppable – Koryn Hawthorne

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

APES**T – The Carters

Could’ve Been – H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller

Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B

This Is America – Childish Gambino

All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA

Outstanding Song – Traditional

Amen – Andra Day

Better With You In It – MAJOR

Beyond – Leon Bridges

Long As I Live – Toni Braxton

Never Alone – Tori Kelly feat. Kirk Franklin

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

A Good Night – John Legend feat. BloodPop

As I Am – H.E.R.

Boo’d Up – Ella Mai

Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B

This Is America – Childish Gambino

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation

Black Panther The Album Music From and Inspired By – Kendrick Lamar, SZA feat. 2Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Saudi, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok, SOB x RBE, Jorja Smith, Anderson Paak, Ab Soul, Reason, Zacari, Babes Wudumo, Sjava, Travis Scott

Greenleaf, Season 3 (Music from the Original TV series) – Various Artists

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season Two – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Insecure Music From The HBO Original Series, Season 3 – Various Artists

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack From & Inspired by the Motion Picture) – Various Artists

Outstanding Album

Dirty Computer – Janelle Monae

Ella Mai – Ella Mai

Even More – MAJOR

Everything Is Love – The Carters

I Used To Know Her: The Prelude – H.E.R.

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

An American Marriage – Tayari Jones

Better Late Than Never – Kimberla Lawson Roby

Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Prose Novel – Jesse James Holland Jr

Envy – Victoria Christopher Murray

They Come in All Colors: A Novel – Malcolm Hansen

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

Barracoon – Zora Neale Hurston

Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth – Beverly Bond

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics – Donna Brazile (Author), Yolanda Caraway (Author), Leah Daughtry (Author), Minyon Moore (Author)

May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem – Imani Perry

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row – Anthony Ray Hinton (Author), Lara Love Hardin (With)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

Heads of the Colored People: Stories – Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement – Janet Dewart Bell

Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice – Dr. Sheila D. Brooks (Author), Clinton C. Wilson II (Author)

Small Country: A Novel – Gael Faye

Us Against The World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family – David Mann (Author), Tamela Mann (Author), Shaun Saunders (With)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

Barracoon – Zora Neale Hurston

Becoming – Michelle Obama

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke – Jeffrey C. Stewart

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela – Nelson Mandela (Author), Sahm Venter (Editor)

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist – Franchesa Ramsey

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration – Carla Hall (Author) Genevive Ko (With)

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics – Donna Brazile (Author), Yolanda Caraway (Author), Leah Daughtry (Author), Minyon Moore (Author), Veronica Chambers (With)

Poised For Excellence: Fundamental Principles of Effective Leadership in the Boardroom and Beyond – Karima Mariam-Arthur

Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With)

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves – Glory Edim

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

Confessions of a Barefaced Woman – Allison Elaine Joseph

Ghost, Like a Place – Iain Haley Pollock

Refuse – Julian Randall

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart – Alice Walker

The Gospel According to Wild Indigo – Cyrus Cassells

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, A Monumental American Man – Tonya Bolden

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly (Author), Laura Freeman (Illustrator)

I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t – Diane Dillon

The 5 O’Clock Band – Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator)

The Word Collector – Peter H. Reynolds

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

A Very Large Expanse of Sea – Tahereh Mafi

Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin – James L. Swanson

Harbor Me – Jacqueline Woodson

The Journey of Little Charlie – Christopher Paul Curtis

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding our Racial Divide – Carol Anderson (Author), Tonya Bolden (With)

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