37th Annual NAACP Image Awards Noms Announced
Show Airs on Fox in March, New Directing Awards Added
|Hit ABC drama Grey's Anatomy (cast pictured above) received four nominations for the 2006 NAACP Image Awards.|
Beverly Hills, CA – American Idol's Randy Jackson, Aisha Tyler (Ghost Whisperer), Kimberly Elise (Close to Home) and other celebs joined NAACP Chair Bruce Gordon and Image Awards show executive producer Vicangelo Bulluck in Beverly Hills this week, announcing nominations for the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
The 37th NAACP Image Awards tapes February 25 at the Shrine Auditorium and airs Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m. on the Fox television network.
Among the 38 categories—which celebrate outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in literature, television, motion pictures and recording arts—are new awards for television and film directing.
Series The Bernie Mac Show, Everybody Hates Chris and Half & Half lead the Television Comedy category with five nominations. Grey’s Anatomy received the most nominations in the Television Drama category with four nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.
ABC leads nets with 23 noms. HBO leads cablers with twelve, including seven for its Lackawanna Blues epic, which garnered several Emmy nominations and two wins: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for actress S. Epatha Merkerson and a nod to John Papsidera in the Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special category.
Marking its first year recognizing directors, the NAACP Image Awards is working with the African American steering committee of the Director's Guild of America and has added the categories of Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series, Comedy Series and Feature Film/Television Movie. Like the Independent/Foreign Film category, the directing award categories will be voted on by a blue ribbon panel, as opposed to general ballot.
See the complete list of nominees below. J.Bolden
|37th Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominations
Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Bernie Mac Show” (FOX)
“The Boondocks” (Cartoon Network)
“Everybody Hates Chris” (UPN)
“Half & Half” (UPN)
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 Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special
Television Daytime Drama
Television News, Talk, or Information
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Series/ Special
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Literary Work – Children’s
Outstanding Female Artist
Outstanding Duo or Group
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Independent Or Foreign Film
Outstanding Independent Or Foreign Film