The nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards were announced today during a live press conference in Pasadena, CA. NAACP Image Awards Committee Chairman, Leonard James and President/CEO of TV One, Alfred Liggins were joined by David Oyelowo (“Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’”), Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal”), Keke Palmer (VH1’s “CrazySexyCool”), Bresha Webb (TV One’s “Love That Girl”) and Gina Torres (USA’s “Suits”) to announce the categories and nominees.
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2014 marks the first year of the new partnership between the NAACP and TV One.
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.
“This has been an incredible year from the artistic community, with phenomenal contributions across the board from the music, television, motion picture, and literature genres that have the power and impact to drive social change,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP. “The NAACP Image Awards provides an excellent venue to recognize those who make a difference through art and activism, and we are excited to honor and celebrate this caliber of talent.”
“The Image Awards recognize the best that communities of color have to offer and is an exciting addition to our programming line-up — TV One is pleased to showcase all of these achievements on our network,” stated Liggins.
Congratulations to all nominees!
Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
- “20 Year Celebration Volume 1 – Best For Last” – Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)
- “Azusa: The Next Generation” – Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)
- “Best Days Deluxe Edition” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
- “Good God” – Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)
- “Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity” – Various (RCA Inspiration)
Outstanding Reality Series
- “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
- “Shark Tank” (ABC)
- “Sunday Best” (BET)
- “The Voice” (NBC)
- “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)
Outstanding Comedy Series
- “House of Lies” (Showtime)
- “Modern Family” (ABC)
- “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
- “The Game” (BET)
- “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
Outstanding Drama Series
- “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
- “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
- “Scandal” (ABC)
- “The Good Wife” (CBS)
- “Treme” (HBO)
The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE, Saturday, February 22 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed) from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium (Pasadena, CA). The telecast will also include a one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet (8:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed).
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