The nominees for the 51 st NAACP Image Awards were revealed Thursday, the start to the two-hour live telecasted awards airing on BET on February 2 at 8 PM ET/PT.

The Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature, and movie and likewise recognizes people or groups who promote social justice through imaginative endeavors. Voting is now available to the public to figure out winners.

Netflix leads the TV classification elections with 30 mentions, thanks to series like When They See Us(9 noms), with an extra 12 in the motion picture classifications (Dolemite Is My Name leads there with seven) for an overall of42 Universal leads the motion picture classifications with 15 nominations, paced by Us and Queen & Slim

In the marquee Entertainer of the Year category, the candidates are Angela Basset, Billy Porter, Lizzo, Regina King and Tyler Perry.

Candidates were exposed today at a joint interview with Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, and Connie Orlando, EVP and head of shows at BET Networks.

Here s the list of candidates:


Angela Basset

Billy Porter


Regina King

Tyler Perry


Exceptional Movie

Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

Harriet (Focus Functions)

Just Grace (Warner Bros. Images)

. Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)

Us (Universal Pictures)

Impressive Actor in a Movie

Chadwick Boseman21 Bridges (STX Films)

Daniel Kaluuya Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)

Eddie Murphy Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

Michael B. Jordan Simply Grace (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. Winston Duke Us (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Starlet in a Movie

Alfre Woodard Clemency (Neon)

Cynthia Erivo Harriet (Focus Features)

Jodie Turner-Smith Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)

Lupita Nyong o United States (Universal Pictures)

Naomie Harris Black and Blue (Screen Gems/Sony Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Star in a Movie

Jamie Foxx Just Mercy (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. Leslie Odom, Jr. Harriet (Focus Functions)

Sterling K. Brown Waves (A24)

Tituss Burgess Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)

Wesley Snipes Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)

Impressive Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Da Vine Happiness Randolph Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

Janelle Monáe Harriet (Focus Functions)

Jennifer Lopez Hustlers (STX Movies)

Marsai Martin Little (Universal Pictures)

Octavia Spencer Luce (Neon)

Impressive Development Efficiency in Motion Photo

Cynthia Erivo Harriet (Focus Features)

Jodie Turner-Smith Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)

Marsai Martin Little (Universal Pictures)

Rob Morgan Just Grace (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. Shahadi Wright Joseph United States (Universal Pictures)

Exceptional Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

Harriet (Focus Functions)

Just Mercy (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)

Us (Universal Pictures)

Exceptional Independent Movie

Clemency (Neon)

Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

Luce (Neon)

Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)

The Kid Who Utilized the Wind (Netflix)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Efficiency (Television or Film)

Alfre Woodard The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)

Donald Glover The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)

James Earl Jones The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)

Lupita Nyong o Serengeti (Discovery Channel)

Sterling K. Brown Frozen II (Walt Disney Studios)


Exceptional Funny Series

Ballers (HBO)

Black-ish (ABC)

Dear White Individuals (Netflix)

Grown-ish (Freeform)

The Community (CBS)

Impressive Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson black-ish (ABC)

Cedric The Performer the Community (CBS)

Don Cheadle Black Monday (Showtime)

Dwayne Johnson Ballers (HBO)

Tracy Morgan The Last O.G. (TBS)

Exceptional Starlet in a Comedy Series

Logan Browning Dear White Individuals (Netflix)

Jill Scott First Better Halves Club (BET )

Tiffany Haddish The Last O.G. (TBS)

Tracee Ellis Ross Black-ish (ABC)

Yara Shahidi Grown-ish (Freeform)

Impressive Supporting Star in a Funny Series

Andre Braugher Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)

Deon Cole Black-ish (ABC)

Laurence Fishburne Black-ish (ABC)

Terry Crews Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)

Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Halle Bailey Grown-ish (Freeform)

Loretta Devine Household Reunion (Netflix)

Marsai Martin Black-ish (ABC)

Regina Hall Black Monday (Showtime)

Tichina Arnold The Area (CBS)

Exceptional Drama Series

Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)

Greenleaf (OWN)

Queen Sugar (OWN)

The Chi (Showtime)

Watchmen (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Porter Pose (FX Networks)

Forest Whitaker Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)

Kofi Siriboe Queen Sugar (OWN)

Omari Hardwick Power (Starz)

Sterling K. Brown This Is United States (NBC)

Impressive Starlet in a Drama Series

Angela Bassett 9-1-1 (FOX)

Regina King Watchmen (HBO)

Rutina Wesley Queen Sugar (OWN)

Simone Missick All Increase (CBS)

Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Exceptional Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Delroy Lindo The Excellent Fight (CBS All Gain Access To)

Giancarlo Esposito Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)

Harold Perrineau Claws (TNT)

Nigél Thatch Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)

Wendell Pierce Tom Clancy s Jack Ryan (Prime Video)

Exceptional Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

CCH Pounder NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

Lynn Whitfield Greenleaf (OWN)

Lyric Ross This Is Us (NBC)

Susan Kelechi Watson This Is United States (NBC)

Tina Lifford Queen Sugar (OWN)

Impressive Tv Film, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

American Child (Netflix)

Being Mary Jane (BET Networks)

Native Boy (HBO)

Real Detective (HBO)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Actor in a Tv Film, Limited-Series or Dramatic Unique

Caleel Harris When They See United States (Netflix)

Ethan Henry Herisse When They See Us (Netflix)

Idris Elba Luther (BBC America)

Jharrel Jerome When They See United States (Netflix)

Mahershala Ali True Investigator (HBO)

Exceptional Starlet in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Significant Special

Aunjanue Ellis When They See United States (Netflix)

Gabrielle Union Being Mary Jane (BET Networks)

Kerry Washington American Son (Netflix)

Niecy Nash When They See Us (Netflix)

Octavia Spencer Reality Be Told (Apple TELEVISION )

Impressive News/Information (Series or Unique)

PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (PBS)

Enduring R. Kelly (Lifetime)

The Breakfast Club (REVOLT)

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (National Geographic)


Impressive Talk Series

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Funny Central)

The Genuine (Syndicated)

The Shop: Continuous (HBO)

The Tamron Hall Show (Syndicated)

Exceptional Reality Program/Reality Competition Series/Game Program

Iyanla: Repair My Life (OWN)

Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)

Rhythm Circulation (Netflix)

Sunday Best (BET Networks)

The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Unique)

2019 Black Girls Rock! (BET Networks)

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (Netflix)

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (Netflix)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Wanda Sykes: Not Typical (Netflix)

Outstanding Children s Program

Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

Household Reunion (Netflix)

Kevin Hart s Guide to Black History (Netflix)

Marvel s Avengers: Black Panther s Quest (Disney XD)

Motown Magic (Netflix)

Outstanding Efficiency by a Youth (Series, Special, Tv Motion Picture or Limited-Series)

Caleel Harris When They See Us (Netflix)

Lonnie Chavis This Is United States (NBC)

Lyric Ross This Is Us (NBC)

Marsai Martin Black-ish (ABC)

Miles Brown Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Unique) Person or Ensemble

Angela Rye Young Gifted and Broke: A BET Town Hall (BET Networks)

Jada Pinkett Smith Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)

Lester Holt NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)

Trevor Noah The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Whoopi Goldberg, Pleasure Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, Abby Huntsman, Ana Navarro The View (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competitors, Video Game Program or Range (Series or Special) Person or Ensemble

Iyanla Vanzant Iyanla: Repair My Life (OWN)

LL Cool J Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)

Regina Hall2019 BET Awards (BET Networks)

Steve Harvey Celeb Family Feud (ABC)

Wayne Brady Let s Negotiate (CBS)

Impressive Guest Efficiency in a Comedy or Drama Series

Blair Underwood Dear White People (Netflix)

David Alan Grier Queen Sugar (OWN)

Kelly Rowland American Soul (BET Networks)


Sanaa Lathan The Affair (Showtime)


Outstanding Documentary (Film)

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool (Eagle Rock Entertainment)

The Black Godfather (Netflix)

The Apollo (HBO)

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Magnolia Pictures)

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson s Fight for Equality (HBO)

Outstanding Documentary (Television Series or Special)

Free Meek (Prime Video)

Hitsville: The Making From Motown (Showtime)

Homecoming: A Movie by Beyoncé (Netflix)

Martin: The Tradition of A King (BET Networks)

ReMastered: The 2 Killings of Sam Cooke (Netflix)


Impressive Composing in a Comedy Series

Cable Jefferson The Great Location Tinker, Tailor, Satanic Force, Spy (NBC)

Gloria Calderon Kellett, Mike Royce One Day at a Time Ghosts (Netflix)

Jason Kim Barry Past= Present x Future Over The other day (HBO)

Karen Gist, Peter Saji Mixed-ish Let Your Hair Down (ABC)

Trevor Noah The Daily Program with Trevor Noah Steve King s Comments

Meet Trevor Noah: Racism Investigator (Funny Central)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Ava DuVernay, Michael Starrbury When They See Us Part Four (Netflix)

Damon Lindelof, Cable Jefferson Watchmen The Remarkable Being (HBO)

Nichelle Tramble Spellman Reality Be Told Beast (Apple TELEVISION )

Nkechi Okoro Carroll All American Hussle & Motivate (The CW)

Pat Charles Black Lightning The Book of Tricks: Chapter One: Prodigal

Son (The CW)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Tv)

Cas Sigers-Beedles Twas the Turmoil Prior To Christmas (BET)

Melissa Bustamante A Christmas Winter Season Tune (Lifetime)

Patrik-Ian Polk Being Mary Jane (BET Networks)

Suzan-Lori Parks Native Kid (HBO)

Yvette Nicole Brown Always a Bridesmaid (BET Networks)

Outstanding Composing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Chinonye Chukwu Clemency (Neon)

Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham Just Mercy (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. Doug Atchison Brian Banks (Bleeker Street and ShivHans)

Jordan Peele Us (Universal Pictures)

Kasi Lemmons, Gregory Allen Howard Harriet (Focus Functions)


Outstanding Directing in a Funny Series

Anya Adams RADIANCE Outward Bound (Netflix)

Justin Tipping Black Monday -7042(Showtime)

Ken Whittingham Atypical Road Rage Paige (Netflix)

Randall Winston Grace and Frankie The Pharmacy (Netflix)

Shaka King Shrill Pool (Hulu)

Impressive Directing in a Drama Series

Ava DuVernay When They See United States Part Four (Netflix)

Carl H. Seaton, Jr. Snowfall Hedgehogs (FX Networks)

Curtis50 Cent Jackson Power Forgot About Dre (STARZ)

Debbie Allen Grey s Anatomy Silent All These Years (ABC)

Jet Wilkinson The Chi The Scorpion and the Frog (Showtime)

Impressive Directing in a Motion Picture (Tv)

Codie Elaine Oliver Black Love (OWN)

Janice Cooke I Am Sombody s Kid: The Regina Louise Story (Life Time)

Kenny Leon American Kid (Netflix)

Rashid Johnson Native Kid (HBO)

Russ Parr The Bobby Debarge Story (TV One)

Exceptional Directing in a Movie (Film)

Chiwetel Ejiofor The Young Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix)

Jordan Peele Us (Universal Pictures)

Kasi Lemmons Harriet (Focus Features)

Mati Diop Atlantics (Les Films du Bal Presente en Co-Production avec Cinekap et Frakas Productions en Co-Production avec Arte France Movie theater et Canal International for Netflix)

Reginald Hudlin The Black Godfather (Netflix)


Impressive Album

Cuz I Love You Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

Homecoming: The Live Album Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

I Used To Know H.E.R. H.E.R. (RCA Records)

Sketchbook Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./ BMG)

Worthwhile India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./ BMG)

Outstanding New Artist

Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

Lil Nas X (Columbia Records)

Fortunate Daye (Keep Cool/RCA Records)

Mahalia (Burkmar/Warner Music UK)

Mykal Kilgore (Affective Music)

Exceptional Male Artist

Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Khalid (RCA Records)

Lil Nas X (Columbia Records)


PJ Morton (Morton Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./ BMG)

H.E.R. (RCA Records)

India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./ BMG)

Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

Exceptional Song Traditional

Enough Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./ BMG)

Jerome Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

SPIRIT Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Stand Up Cynthia Erivo (Back Lot Music)

Consistent Love India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./ BMG)

Outstanding Tune Contemporary

Prior To I Released Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Hard Place H.E.R. (RCA Records)

Juice Lizzo (Good Life Records/Atlantic Records)

Talk Khalid (RCA Records)

Inspiration Normani (Keep Cool/RCA Records)

Impressive Duo, Group or Partnership

Brown Skin Girl Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD (Parkwood

Entertainment/Columbia Records)

No Guidance Chris Brown task. Drake (Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA


Say So PJ Morton task. JoJo (Morton Records/EMPIRE)

Shea Butter Baby Ari Lennox task. J. Cole (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

Show Me Love Alicia Keys feat. Miguel (RCA Records)

Exceptional Jazz Album

Carib David Sanchez (Ropeadope)

Center of The Heart Najee (Shanachie)

Love & Freedom Jazzmeia Horn (Concord Jazz)

SoulMate Nathan Mitchell (Enm Music Group)

The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron Vanessa Rubin (Vanessa Rubin)

Exceptional Gospel/Christian Song (Traditional or Contemporary)

I Made It Out John P. Kee task. Zacardi Cortez (Kee Music

Group/Entertainment One)

Laughter Bebe Winans accomplishment. Korean Soul (Program Records)

Love Theory Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Records/RCA Records)

Not Yet Donnie McClurkin (Camdon Music/RCA Inspiration)

Triumph The Clark Sisters (Karew Records/Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

Hard Location H.E.R. (RCA Records)

Juice Lizzo (Great Life Records/Atlantic Records)

No Guidance Chris Brown feat. Drake (Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA


Stable Love India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./ BMG)

Talk Khalid (RCA Records)

Impressive Soundtrack/Compilation Album

Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Terence Blanchard (Back Lot Music)

Queen & Slim The Soundtrack Different Artists (Motown Records)

The Lion King: The Gift Beyoncé w/Various Artists (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

The Lion King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Numerous Artists (Walt Disney Records)

Us (Original Movie Soundtrack) Michael Abels (Back Lot Music)


Impressive Literary Work Fiction

New Children of Africa Margaret Busby (HarperCollins Publishers)

Out of Darkness, Shining Light Petina Gappah (Simon and Schuster)

Red at the Bone Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead Books PRH)

The Revisioners Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (Counter Point Press)

The Water Dancer Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World)

Impressive Literary Work Nonfiction

Breathe: A Letter to My Children Dr. Imani Perry (Beacon Press)

STONY THE ROAD: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Penguin Press)

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf)

The Yellow House Sarah M. Broom (Grove Atlantic)

What Doesn t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Narrative in Essays Damon Young (HarperCollins Publishers)

Impressive Literary Work Launching Author

American Spy Lauren Wilkinson (Random Home)

I Am Dance: Words and Pictures Of the Black Dancer Hal Banfield (Author), Javier Vasquez (Illustrator), (Literary Revolutionary)

More Than Pretty: Doing The Soul Work To Reveal Your True Appeal Erica Campbell (Howard Books)

Such An Enjoyable Age Kiley Reid (Penguin Publishing Group)

The Farm Joanne Ramos (Random House)

Impressive Literary Work Biography/Autobiography

Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Jail System Cyntoia Brown-Long (Atria Books)

Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Course Forward Valerie Jarrett (Viking Press)

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Elaine Welteroth (Viking Press)

My Name Is Prince Randee St. Nicholas (HarperCollins Publishers)

The Beautiful Ones Prince (Author), Dan Piepenbring (Edited by), (Random Home)

Outstanding Literary Work Instructional

Inspire Your House: Easy, Affordable Concepts to Make Every Space Glamorous Farah Merhi (Tiller Press)

Letters to the Finishers (who struggle to complete) Candace E. Wilkins (New Season Books)

More Than Pretty: Doing the Soul Work that Uncovers Your Real Charm Erica Campbell (Howard Books)

Vegetables Released José Andres (HarperCollins Publishers)

Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Self-confidence, And Opportunity For Black Women In America Karen Arrington (Author), Joanna Cost (Illustrator), Sheryl Taylor (Forward) (Mango Publishing)

Outstanding Literary Work Poetry

A Bound Woman Is a Hazardous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland DaMaris B. Hill (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Felon: Poems Reginald Dwayne Betts (W.W. Norton Business)

Honeyfish Lauren K. Alleyne (New Issues Poetry and Prose)

Girlfriend Chet la Sebree (New Issue Poetry and Prose)

The Tradition Jericho Brown (Copper Canyon Press)

Outstanding Literary Work Children

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Influenced a Nation Barry Wittenstein (Author), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator), (Neal Porter Books/ Holiday House Publishing/Penguin Random Home)

Hair Love Matthew A. Cherry (Author), Vashti Harrison (Illustrator), (Kokila)

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Parker Curry (Author), Jessica Curry (Author), Brittany Jackson (Illustrator), (Aladdin Books)

Ruby Discovers a Concern Tom Percival (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Sulwe Lupita Nyong o (Author), Vashti Harrison (Illustrator), (Simon & Schuster, BFYR)

Impressive Literary Work Youth/Teens

Around Harvard Square C.J. Farley (Akashic Books)

Her Own 2 Feet: A Rwandan Lady s Brave Fight to Walk Meredith Davis (Author), Rebeka Uwitonze (Author), (Scholastic Inc.)

Hot Comb Ebony Flowers (Author), Ebony Flowers (Illustrator), (Drawn and Quarterly)

I m Not Passing away with You Tonight Gilly Segal (Author), Kimberly Jones (Author), (Sourcebooks Fire)

The Forgotten Woman India Hill Brown (Scholastic Inc.)

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