NAACP Image Awards 2018: 'Insecure' and 'Queen Sugar' Lead Nominations in TV Department


NAACP Image Awards 2018: 'Insecure' and 'Queen Sugar' Lead Nominations in TV Department


Both series collect eight nods each at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, while 'Empire' and 'Black-ish' trail behind with six nominations each.
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 Issa Rae. The series will also compete for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Jay Ellis, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Yvonne 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 Kofi Siriboe. Actress Rutina Wesley will be up against Kerry Washington ("Scandal"), Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Underground"), Taraji P. Henson ("Empire") and Viola 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 Terrence Howard in addition to Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Bryshere 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 Anthony 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:
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, Limited - Series or Dramatic Special:
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited - Series or Dramatic Special:
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited - Series or Dramatic Special:
Outstanding News/ Information - (Series or Special):
  • "News One Now" (TV One)
  • "Oprah's Master Class" (OWN)
  • "The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman" (National Geographic)
  • "Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama" (BET)
  • "Unsung" (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series:
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series:
  • "Iyanla: Fix My Life" (OWN)
  • "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" (VH1)
  • "Shark Tank" (ABC)
  • "The Manns" (TV One)
  • "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" (CNN)


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