Jay Z & Mary J. Blige Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. 48th NAACP Image Awards – Show

48th NAACP Image Awards – Show

It’s that time again, award season is upon us. The 49th annual NAACP Image Awards reach even bigger and Blacker levels with this year’s show airing on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday (January 15). The festivities will kick off with an hour-long red carpet show. Anthony Anderson returns as host for the second year in a row, which means we can expect another great (and hopefully) nostalgic opening act. In the mean time, check out which of your favorite Black stars was nominated for an Image award.

2. Entertainer Of The Year

Entertainer Of The Year

Ava DuVernay

Bruno Mars

Chadwick Boseman

Chance the Rapper

Issa Rae

JAY-Z

3. Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Ballers” (HBO)

“black-ish” (ABC)

“Dear White People” (Netflix)

“Insecure” (HBO)

“Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)

4. Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)

Aziz Ansari – “Master of None” (Netflix)

Dwayne Johnson – “Ballers” (HBO)

Keegan-Michael Key – “Friends from College”

5. Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Danielle Brooks – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO)

Loretta Devine – “The Carmichael Show” (NBC)

Niecy Nash – “Claws” (TNT)

Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish ” (ABC)

6. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ernie Hudson – “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

Jay Ellis – “Insecure” (HBO)

John David Washington – “Ballers” (HBO)

Omar Miller – “Ballers” (HBO)

Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

7. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Leslie Jones – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC)

Tichina Arnold – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)

Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Yvonne Orji – “Insecure” (HBO)

8. Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series

“Greenleaf” (OWN)

“Power” (Starz)

“Queen Sugar” (OWN)

“This Is Us” (NBC)

“Underground” (WGN America)

9. Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Kofi Siriboe – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)

Mike Colter – “Marvel’s The Defenders” (Netflix)

Omari Hardwick – “Power” (Starz)

Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us ” (NBC)

Terrence Howard – “Empire” (FOX)

10. Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Jurnee Smollett-Bell – “Underground” (WGN America)

Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)

Rutina Wesley – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)

Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)

Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

11. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bryshere Gray – “Empire” (FOX)

Dondre Whitfield – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)

Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)

Jussie Smollett – “Empire” (FOX)

Trai Byers – “Empire” (FOX)

12. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lynn Whitfield – “Greenleaf” (OWN)

Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)

Samira Wiley – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Susan Kelechi Watson – “This Is Us” (NBC)

Tina Lifford – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)

13. Outstanding Television Movie, Limited – Series or Dramatic Special

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited – Series or Dramatic Special

“Flint” (Lifetime)

“Shots Fired” (FOX)

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)

“The New Edition Story” (BET)

“When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story” (TV One)

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

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

Bryshere Grey – “The New Edition Story” (BET)

Idris Elba – “Guerrilla” (Showtime)

Laurence Fishburne – “Madiba” (BET)

Mack Wilds – “Shots Fired” (FOX)

Woody McClain – “The New Edition Story” (BET)

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

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

Jill Scott – “Flint” (Lifetime)

Oprah Winfrey – “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)

Queen Latifah – “Flint” (Lifetime)

Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC)

Sanaa Lathan – “Shots Fired” (FOX)

16. Outstanding New Artist

Outstanding New Artist

Demetria McKinney – “Officially Yours” (eOne Music)

Kevin Ross – “The Awakening” (Motown/Capitol Records)

Khalid – “American Teen” (RCA Records/Right Hand Music Group)

SZA – “Ctrl” (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)

Vic Mensa – “The Autobiography” (Roc Nation/Capitol Records)

17. Outstanding Male Artist

Outstanding Male Artist

Brian McKnight – “Genesis” (SoNo Recording Group)

Bruno Mars – “Versace On the Floor” (Atlantic Records)

Charlie Wilson – “In It to Win It” (RCA Records/P Music Group)

JAY-Z – “4:44” (Roc Nation)

Kendrick Lamar – “DAMN.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

18. Outstanding Female Artist

Outstanding Female Artist

Andra Day – “Stand Up For Something” (Warner Bros. Records)

Beyoncé – “Die With You” (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)

Ledisi – “Let Love Rule” (Verve Label Group)

Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman” (Capitol Records)

SZA – “Ctrl” (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)

19. Outstanding Album

Outstanding Album

“4:44” – JAY-Z (Roc Nation)

“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

“Genesis” – Brian McKnight (SoNo Recording Group)

“In It To Win It” – Charlie Wilson (RCA Records/P Music Group)

“Strength of A Woman” – Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)

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