Queen Sugar, Insecure Dominate NAACP Image Award TV Nominations

For most people November signals the start of the holidays. In Hollywood it means it’s time for awards season. The NAACP Image Awards has kicked things off with the announcement of its TV nominees.

The Ava DuVernay/Oprah Winfrey drama Queen Sugar leads all shows with seven nods. It’s followed by Issa Rae’s HBO comedy Insecure with six nominations.

Rae received four noms including Entertainer of the Year, where she will compete against DuVernay, Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z and Chadwick Boseman.

Here are the major TV nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series
Greenleaf
Power
Queen Sugar
This Is Us
Underground

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Kofi Siriboe – Queen Sugar
Mike Colter – Marvel’s The Defenders
Omari Hardwick – Power
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Terrence Howard – Empire

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Jurnee Smollett-Bell – Underground
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Rutina Wesley – Queen Sugar
Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bryshere Gray – Empire
Dondre Whitfield – Queen Sugar
Joe Morton – Scandal
Jussie Smollett – Empire
Trai Byers – Empire

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lynn Whitfield – Greenleaf
Naturi Naughton – Power
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale
Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us
Tina Lifford – Queen Sugar

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Source: IndieWire

Outstanding Comedy Series
Ballers
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Dear White People
Insecure
Survivor’s Remorse

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – black-ish
Aziz Ansari – Master of None
Dwayne Johnson – Ballers
Keegan-Michael Key – Friends from College
RonReaco Lee – Survivor’s Remorse

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Danielle Brooks – Orange is the New Black
Issa Rae – Insecure
Loretta Devine – The Carmichael Show
Niecy Nash – Claws
Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ernie Hudson – Grace and Frankie
Jay Ellis – Insecure
John David Washington – Ballers
Omar Miller – Ballers
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live
Marsai Martin – black-ish
Tichina Arnold – Survivor’s Remorse
Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black
Yvonne Orji – Insecure

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Bryshere Grey – The New Edition Story
Idris Elba – Guerrilla
Laurence Fishburne – Madiba
Mack Wilds – Shots Fired
Woody McClain – The New Edition Story

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Jill Scott – Flint
Oprah Winfrey – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Queen Latifah – Flint
Regina King – American Crime
Sanaa Lathan – Shots Fired

The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards will air live Monday, Jan. 15 on TV One and will once again be hosted by Blackish star Anthony Anderson.

Stay with Geeks of Color all week as the full list nominees in film, music and literature are announced.

Source: TV Line

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