'Precious' Grabs Eight Nominations for NAACP Image Awards


'Precious' Grabs Eight Nominations for NAACP Image Awards


Lee Daniels-directed film 'Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire' leads the pack of nominees at NAACP Image Awards as it receives eight nods.

Lee Daniels' new film "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" will lead the way at the upcoming NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards - after winning eight nominations. "Precious" earned nods for director Daniels, star Gabourey Sidibe and supporting actors Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton and Lenny Kravitz. It was also nominated for outstanding motion picture and outstanding independent film.

Also competing for outstanding motion picture are "The Blind Side", "Invictus", Michael Jackson's: "This Is It" and "The Princess and the Frog". Morgan Freeman ("Invictus"), Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron ("The Blind Side") and Anika Noni Rose ("The Princess and the Frog") were also nominated in the acting categories.

Sophie Okonedo ("Skin") and Taraji P. Henson ("Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself") round out the best actress category, while Denzel Washington ("The Taking of Pelham 123"), Idris Elba ("Obsessed") and Jamie Foxx ("Law Abiding Citizen") will compete for best actor.

Jay-Z is a top nominee in the music category with five nods, including outstanding album for "The Blueprint 3" and outstanding male artist, where he will compete with Anthony Hamilton, Charlie Wilson, Maxwell and Ne-Yo. Rihanna and Alicia Keys were nominated for outstanding female artist, along with India.Arie, Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston.

U.S. TV nominees include "Cold Case", "Grey's Anatomy", "Hawthorne", "Lincoln Heights" and "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" in the drama category and "Glee", "30 Rock", "Ugly Betty", "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne", which earned nods for outstanding comedy series.

The 41st annual NAACP Image Awards will be presented live on U.S. television on February 26, 2010.

© AceShowbiz.com


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