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'Scandal' Leads 2014 NAACP Image Awards TV Nominees With Five

January 10, 2014 04:11:51 GMT

The Shonda Rhimes-created series is up for Outstanding Drama Series along with 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'The Good Wife', and helps Kerry Washington nab best drama actress nomination.


'Scandal' Leads 2014 NAACP Image Awards TV Nominees With Five
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The full nomination list for the 45th NAACP Image Awards has been unveiled, revealing "Scandal" domination in TV field. The ABC sophomore show lands five nominations in three different categories, including Outstanding Drama Series. Another show created by Shonda Rhimes, "Grey's Anatomy", is also vying for the coveted title, joined by two HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" and "Treme", as well as CBS' "The Good Wife".

"Scandal" lead actress Kerry Washington, meanwhile, is named alongside Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy"), Khandi Alexander ("Treme"), Nicole Beharie ("Sleepy Hollow") and Regina King ("Southland") as contenders for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.

The show also puts its stars Columbus Short, Guillermo Diaz and Joe Morton in contention for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. They face off "Boardwalk Empire" actors Jeffrey Wright and Michael Kenneth Williams.

In comedy categories, "Modern Family" is up for the top honor of Outstanding Comedy Series. The other nominees are "House of Lies", "Real Husbands of Hollywood", "The Game" and "The Soul Man".

Don Cheadle, Kevin Hart, Dule Hill, Andre Braugher and Cedric The Entertainer are facing off one another in Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series category, while Mindy Kaling is battling it out against Aisha Tyler, Niecy Nash, Tasha Smith and Wendy Raquel Robinson for the best comedy actress honor.

Network wise, BET and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 19 and 16, respectively, followed by ABC with 15 and HBO with 13.

The winners in TV, film, books and music will be announced during a February 22 ceremony airing on the TV One channel.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Outstanding News/ Information - (Series or Special)
  • "Justice for Trayvon" (BET)
  • "Mandela: Freedom's Father" (BET)
  • "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (OWN)
  • "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." (PBS)
  • "Unsung" (TV One)
Outstanding Talk Series Outstanding Reality Series
  • "Iyanla: Fix My Life" (OWN)
  • "Shark Tank" (ABC)
  • "Sunday Best" (BET)
  • "The Voice" (NBC)
  • "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" (OWN)
Outstanding Variety Series or Special
  • "12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes" (TV One)
  • "Black Girls Rock!" (BET)
  • "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)
  • "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" (HBO)
  • "Oprah's Master Class" (OWN)
Outstanding Children's Program
  • 2013 HALO Awards (Nickelodeon/TeenNick)
  • "A.N.T. Farm" (Disney Channel)
  • "Dora the Explorer" (Nickelodeon)
  • "Postcards: Mandela" (The Africa Channel)
  • "Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass" (HBO)
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children's Program - (Series or Special) Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
  • Erica Montolfo-Bura - "The Game" - "In Treatment" (BET)
  • Karin Gist - "House of Lies" - "Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business" (Showtime)
  • Mara Brock Akil - "The Game" - "The Blueprint I & II" (BET)
  • Ralph Farquhar, Chris Spencer - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" - "Rock, Paper, Stealers" (BET)
  • Vincent Brown - "A.N.T. Farm" - "influANTces" (Disney Channel)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
  • Anton Cropper - "House of Lies" - "Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business" (Showtime)
  • Eric Dean Seaton - "Mighty Med" - "Saving the People Who Save People" (Disney XD)
  • Millicent Shelton - "The Hustle" - "Rule 4080" (FUSE)
  • Paris Barclay - "Glee" - "Diva" (FOX)
  • Stan Lathan - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" - "Rock, Paper, Stealers" (BET)
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

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