AceShowbiz - The full list of nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards has been announced. HBO's "Insecure" leads the pack in TV department as it successfully nabs eight nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for star %cIssa Rae%. The series will also compete for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for %cJay Ellis%, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for %cYvonne Orji%, and more.
Tying with "Insecure" with eight nods is OWN's drama series "Queen Sugar". The series is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series as well as earns a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for star %cKofi Siriboe%. Actress %cRutina Wesley% will be up against %cKerry Washington% ("Scandal"), %cJurnee Smollett-Bell% ("Underground"), %cTaraji P. Henson% ("Empire") and %cViola Davis% ("How to Get Away with Murder") for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.
Trailing behind are "Empire" and "Black-ish" which nab six nominations each. "Black-ish" is nominated in several categories including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series) and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series. Meanwhile, "Empire" collects nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for %cTerrence Howard% in addition to Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for %cBryshere Y. Gray%.
Lifetime's "Flint", FOX's "Shots Fired", HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", BET's "The New Edition Story" and TV One's "When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story" are all vying for the Outstanding Television Movie, Limited - Series or Dramatic Special title. Meanwhile, Outstanding Talk Series sees "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", "Super Soul Sunday", "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah", "The Real" and "The View" battling against each other.
Hosted by %cAnthony Anderson%, the awards show will air live on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6 P.M. on TV One. Visit the official site for the complete list of nominees.
Outstanding Comedy Series: