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NAACP Image Awards 2017: nominations announced

Nominations for the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today in Beverly Hills. Beyoncé has the most nominations with 7 nods while her sister,  Solange Knowles, received 5 nominations. Other multiple nominees include, Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar who each received 4 nominations, while Donald Glover and Nate Parker both Received Nominations for 3 awards. Beyonce and Chance the Rapper are candidates for Entertainer of the Year aong with Viola Davis, Regina King and Dwayne Johnson. 
Anthony Anderson returns as host. 
Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event hosted by Anthony Anderson, which will broadcast LIVE on TV ONE on Sunday, February 11th, as a two-hour special. A 90-minute pre-show will air live from the red carpet at before on TV One.

Following is a partial list of nominees:

  • Beyoncé
  • Viola Davis
  • Regina King
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Chance the Rapper

Outstanding Comedy Series
  • "Atlanta" (FX)
  • "black-ish" (ABC)
  • "Insecure" (HBO)
  • "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz)
  • "The Carmichael Show" (NBC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Anthony Anderson - "black-ish" (ABC)
  • Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)
  • Donald Glover - "Atlanta" (FX)
  • Dwayne Johnson - "Ballers" (HBO)
  • Kevin Hart - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Issa Rae - "Insecure" (HBO)
  • Keesha Sharp - "Lethal Weapon" (FOX)
  • Niecy Nash - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross - "black-ish" (ABC)
  • Uzo Aduba - "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)
Outstanding Drama Series
  • "Empire" (FOX)
  • "Power" (Starz)
  • "Queen Sugar" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • "This Is Us" (NBC)
  • "Underground" (WGN America)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
  • Kofi Siriboe - "Queen Sugar" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Mike Colter - "Marvel's Luke Cage" (Netflix)
  • Omari Hardwick - "Power" (Starz)
  • Sterling K. Brown - "This Is Us" (NBC)
  • Terrence Howard - "Empire" (FOX)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell - "Underground" (WGN America)
  • Kerry Washington - "Scandal" (ABC)
  • Rutina Wesley - "Queen Sugar" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Taraji P. Henson - "Empire" (FOX)
  • Viola Davis - "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC)

Outstanding New Artist
  • Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
  • Chloe X Halle (Columbia Records)
  • MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
  • Ro James (RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment)
  • Serayah (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Male Artist
  • Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
  • Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
  • Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
  • Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/ Aftermath/Interscope Records)
  • Maxwell (Columbia)
Outstanding Female Artist
  • Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
  • Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
  • Fantasia (RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited)
  • K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
  • Solange (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Album
  • "A Seat At The Table" - Solange (Columbia Records)
  • "Coloring Book" - Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
  • "Lemonade" - Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
  • "untitled unmastered." - Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
  • "What I'm Feelin" - Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)

Outstanding Motion Picture
  • "Fences" (Paramount Pictures)
  • "Hidden Figures" (20th Century Fox)
  • "Loving" (Focus Features/Big Beach)
  • "Moonlight" (A24)
  • "The Birth of a Nation" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Denzel Washington - "Fences" (Paramount Pictures)
  • Don Cheadle - "Miles Ahead" (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Nate Parker - "The Birth of a Nation" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Stephan James - "Race" (Focus Features/The Luminary Group A Solofilms/Trinidad/Trinity/Trinity Race Production)
  • Will Smith - "Collateral Beauty" (Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Angela Bassett - "London Has Fallen" (Focus Features/Millennium Films/G-Base Production)
  • Madina Nalwanga - "Queen of Katwe" (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Ruth Negga - "Loving" (Focus Features/Big Beach)
  • Taraji P. Henson - "Hidden Figures" (20th Century Fox)
  • Tika Sumpter - "Southside With You" (Roadside Attractions)

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