ABC, ‘Black-ish’ Lead NAACP Image Awards Nominations

HBO, FX top cable network nominations
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ABC, led by its comedy series Black-ish, drew the most NAACP Image Awards nominations in the television category, the civil rights organization announced Tuesday.

ABC drew 23 nominations for NAACP Awards – which celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, said the organization. ABC’s Black-ish led all television shows with 12 nominations.

For cable, HBO, on the strength of its freshman series Insecure, garnered the most nominations with 14 followed by FX’s nine. Starz, OWN, WGN America, Disney Jr., TV One, BET, MSNBC, History and CNN all earned multiple award nominations.

The winners of the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards will be revealed Feb. 11 during a live ceremony aired on TV One.

The list of NAACP Image Awards nominees in the television category are as follows: (excluding writing and directing categories):

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 Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • David Alan Grier - "The Carmichael Show" (NBC)
  • Deon Cole - "black-ish" (ABC)
  • Laurence Fishburne - "black-ish" (ABC)
  • Miles Brown - "black-ish" (ABC)
  • Tituss Burgess - "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Erica Ash - "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz)
  • Laverne Cox - "Orange Is The New Black" (Netflix)
  • Marsai Martin - "black-ish" (ABC)
  • Tichina Arnold - "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz)
  • Yvonne Orji - "Insecure" (HBO)

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 Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Alfred Enoch - "How To Get Away With Murder" (ABC)
  • Jesse Williams - "Greys Anatomy" (ABC)
  • Joe Morton - "Scandal" (ABC)
  • Jussie Smollett - "Empire" (FOX)
  • Trai Byers - "Empire" (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Amirah Vann - "Underground" (WGN America)
  • CCH Pounder - "NCIS: New Orleans" (CBS)
  • Cicely Tyson - "How To Get Away with Murder" (ABC)
  • Lynn Whitfield - "Greenleaf" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Naturi Naughton - "Power" (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • "American Crime" (ABC)
  • "Confirmation" (HBO)
  • "Roots" (History)
  • "The Night Of" (HBO)
  • "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (FX)

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

  • Courtney B. Vance - "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (FX)
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. - "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (FX)
  • Jeffrey Wright - "Confirmation" (HBO)
  • Malachi Kirby - "Roots" (History)
  • Sterling K. Brown - "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (FX)

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

  • Anika Noni Rose - "Roots" (History)
  • Audra McDonald - "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" (HBO)
  • Emayatzy Corinealdi - "Roots" (History)
  • Kerry Washington - "Confirmation" (HBO)
  • Regina King - "American Crime" (ABC)

Outstanding News / Information - (Series or Special)

  • "AM Joy with Joy Reid" (MSNBC/NBC News)
  • "BET Love and Happiness White House Special" (BET)
  • "StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson" (National Geographic Channel)
  • "Stay Woke" (BET)
  • "Unsung: Sugarhill Gang" (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

  • "Steve Harvey" (Syndicated)
  • "SuperSoul Sunday" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • "The Real" (Syndicated)
  • "The Talk" (CBS)
  • "The View" (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

  • "Iyanla: Fix My Life" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • "Little Big Shots" (NBC)
  • "Mary Mary" (WE tv)
  • "The Voice" (NBC)
  • "United Shades of America" (CNN)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

  • "2016 Black Girls Rock" (BET)
  • "Celebrity Family Feud" (ABC)
  • "Lemonade" (HBO)
  • "Lip Sync Battle" (Spike TV)
  • "The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards 2016" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • "All In With Cam Newton" (Nickelodeon)
  • "An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win" (Amazon)
  • "Doc McStuffins" (Disney Junior)
  • "K.C. Undercover" (Disney Channel)
  • "The Lion Guard" (Disney Junior)

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

  • Emyyri Crutchfield - "Roots" (History)
  • Hudson Yang - "Fresh Off The Boat" (ABC)
  • Lonnie Chavis - "This Is Us" (NBC)
  • Marsai Martin - "black-ish" (ABC)
  • Miles Brown - "black-ish" (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

  • Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis Ross - "2016 BET Awards" (BET)
  • Joy Reid - "AM Joy with Joy Reid" (MSNBC)
  • Roland S. Martin - "NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin" (TV One)
  • Steve Harvey - "The Steve Harvey Show" (Syndicated)
  • W. Kamau Bell - "United Shades of America" (CNN)

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