AceShowbiz - The American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has announced the nominations for its 49th NAACP Image Awards. Dominating the list in movie categories are "Detroit", "Get Out", "Girls Trip" and "Marshall" which, along with "Roman J. Israel, Esq.", are all vying for the coveted title of Outstanding Motion Picture.
"Detroit" nabs a total of four nods, including for Outstanding Actor (Algee Smith), Outstanding Independent Motion Picture and Outstanding Writing. Algee Smith is competing with Chadwick Boseman of "Marshall", Daniel Kaluuya of "Get Out", Denzel Washington of "Roman J. Israel, Esq." and Idris Elba of "The Mountain Between Us" for the Outstanding Actor honor. Elba earns his second nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor through his role in "Thor: Ragnarok".
"Marshall", "Get Out" and "Girls Trip" earn a total of five nominations each. "Marshall" helps Sterling K. Brown and Keesha Sharp land a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress respectively. "Get Out" star Lil Rel Howery is also up for Outstanding Supporting Actor, while Regina Hall will compete with her "Girls Trip" co-star Tiffany Haddish for the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize. Haddish also earns a nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for her work on "Legends of Chamberlain Heights".
Danai Gurira ("All Eyez on Me"), Halle Berry ("Kidnap") and Octavia Spencer ("Gifted") are among actresses who are pitted against each other in Outstanding Actress category. Audra McDonald, meanwhile, is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her performance in "Beauty and the Beast (2017)".
Other nominees include Jordan Peele for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for "Get Out" and Kerry Washington for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for her role in "Cars 3". Director Ava DuVernay, singers Bruno Mars, Chance The Rapper and Jay-Z, Chadwick Boseman as well as "Insecure" creator/star Issa Rae are up for Entertainer of the Year Award.
"At a moment where there seems to be one tragic event after another in America, the NAACP Image Awards continues to be a beacon of light to the diversity reflected in television, music, film and literature that brings everyone together," says Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of NAACP, in a statement. Anthony Anderson will return as the host at the NAACP Image Awards for the fourth year in a row.
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