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The nominees for the 2020 NAACP Image Awards have been announced!

Among the stars nominated for the award show, set to air on BET Networks on Feb. 22, are superstar artist Lizzo and Pose star Billy Porter. The talented celebs are both up for the honor of Entertainer of the Year at the ceremony, nominated alongside Angela Basset, Regina King and Tyler Perry.

This year, Netflix leads with 30 nominations in the television categories, Universal Pictures leads with 15 Nominations in the motion picture categories, and RCA Records leads with 14 Nominations in the recording categories.

"Representation across entertainment and the arts has profound meaning and unparalleled power to shape perceptions, influence culture, and galvanize communities," Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, said Thursday. "This year's nominees have conveyed a wide range of authentic stories and experiences that have resonated with many, and we're proud to continue celebrating their outstanding achievements and performances."

"This is a historic occasion for BET Networks, and we're thrilled to be able to celebrate our network's 40th anniversary in conjunction with this milestone moment of hosting the NAACP Image Awards," said Scott Mills, President of BET Networks. "It is our distinct privilege to be able to acknowledge contributions of talent in TV, music, movies and literature and we look forward to celebrating these contributions next month."

Take a look at the complete list of nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards below!

Billy Porter

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Angela Basset

Billy Porter


Regina King

Tyler Perry


Outstanding Comedy Series

"Ballers" (HBO) 

"black-ish" (ABC) 

"Dear White People" (Netflix)

"grown-ish" (Freeform) 

"the Neighborhood" (CBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson - "black-ish"

Cedric The Entertainer - "the Neighborhood" (CBS)

Don Cheadle - "Black Monday" (Showtime)

Dwayne Johnson - "Ballers" (HBO)

Tracy Morgan - "The Last O.G." (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Logan Browning - "Dear White People" (Netflix)

Jill Scott - "First Wives Club" (BET+)

Tiffany Haddish - "The Last O.G." (TBS)

Tracee Ellis Ross - "black-ish " (ABC)

Yara Shahidi - "grown-ish" (Freeform)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (NBC)

Deon Cole - "black-ish" (ABC)

Laurence Fishburne - "black-ish" (ABC)

Terry Crews - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (NBC)

Tituss Burgess - "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Halle Bailey - "grown-ish" (Freeform)

Loretta Devine - "Family Reunion" (Netflix)

Marsai Martin - "black-ish" (ABC)

Regina Hall - "Black Monday" (Showtime)

Tichina Arnold - "the Neighborhood" (CBS)

Outstanding Drama Series

"Godfather of Harlem" (EPIX)

"Greenleaf" (OWN) 

"Queen Sugar" (OWN)

"The Chi" (Showtime) "Watchmen" (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Porter - "Pose" (FX Networks)

Forest Whitaker - "Godfather of Harlem" (EPIX)

Kofi Siriboe - "Queen Sugar" (OWN)

Omari Hardwick - "Power" (Starz)

Sterling K. Brown - "This Is Us" (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Angela Bassett - "9-1-1" (FOX)

Regina King - "Watchmen" (HBO) 

Rutina Wesley - "Queen Sugar" (OWN)

Simone Missick - "All Rise" (CBS)

Viola Davis - "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Delroy Lindo - "The Good Fight" (CBS All Access)

Giancarlo Esposito - "Godfather of Harlem" (EPIX)

Harold Perrineau - "Claws" (TNT)

Nigél Thatch - "Godfather of Harlem" (EPIX)

Wendell Pierce - "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" (Prime Video)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

CCH Pounder - "NCIS: New Orleans" (CBS)

Lynn Whitfield - "Greenleaf" (OWN)

Lyric Ross - "This Is Us" (NBC)

Susan Kelechi Watson - "This Is Us" (NBC)

Tina Lifford - "Queen Sugar" (OWN)

Kerry Washington, 2020 Golden Globe Awards, Best Accessories


Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

American Son (Netflix)

Being Mary Jane (BET Networks)

Native Son (HBO)

True Detective (HBO)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Caleel Harris - "When They See Us" (Netflix)

Ethan Henru Herisse - "When They See Us" (Netflix)

Idris Elba - "Luther" (BBC America)

Jharrel Jerome - "When They See Us" (Netflix)

Mahershala Ali - "True Detective" (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Aunjanue Ellis - "When They See Us" (Netflix)

Gabrielle Union - "Being Mary Jane" (BET Networks)

Kerry Washington - "American Son" (Netflix)

Niecy Nash - "When They See Us" (Netflix)

Octavia Spencer - "Truth Be Told" (Apple TV+)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (PBS)

Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime)

The Breakfast Club (REVOLT)

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (National Geographic)

Unsung (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

"Red Table Talk" (Facebook Watch)

"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" (Comedy Central)

"The Real" (Syndicated)

"The Shop: Uninterrupted" (HBO)

"The Tamron Hall Show" (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series/Game Show

"Iyanla: Fix My Life" (OWN)

"Lip Sync Battle" (Paramount Network)

"Rhythm + Flow" (Netflix)

"Sunday Best" (BET Networks)

"The Voice" (NBC)

Regina Hall


Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

"2019 Black Girls Rock!" (BET Networks)

"Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones" (Netflix)

"Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé" (Netflix)

"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

"Wanda Sykes: Not Normal" (Netflix)

Outstanding Children's Program

"Doc McStuffins" (Disney Junior)

"Family Reunion" (Netflix)

"Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History" (Netflix)

"Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest" (Disney XD)

"Motown Magic" (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

Caleel Harris - "When They See Us" (Netflix)

Lonnie Chavis - "This Is Us" (NBC)

Lyric Ross - "This Is Us" (NBC)

Marsai Martin - "black-ish" (ABC)

Miles Brown - "black-ish" (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Angela Rye - "Young Gifted and Broke: A BET Town Hall" (BET Networks)

Jada Pinkett Smith - "Red Table Talk" (Facebook Watch)

Lester Holt - "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" (NBC)

Trevor Noah - "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" (Comedy Central)

Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, Abby Huntsman, Ana Navarro - "The View" (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Iyanla Vanzant - "Iyanla: Fix My Life" (OWN)

LL Cool J - "Lip Sync Battle" (Paramount Network)

Regina Hall - "2019 BET Awards" (BET Networks)

Steve Harvey - "Celebrity Family Feud" (ABC)

Wayne Brady - "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS)

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series

Blair Underwood - "Dear White People" ( Netflix)

David Alan Grier - "Queen Sugar" (OWN)

Kelly Rowland - "American Soul" (BET Networks)


Sanaa Lathan - "The Affair" (Showtime)

Lil Nas X

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Outstanding Album

"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

"Homecoming: The Live Album" - Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

"I Used To Know H.E.R." - H.E.R. (RCA Records)

"Sketchbook" - Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./BMG)

"Worthy" - India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./BMG)

Outstanding New Artist

Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

Lil Nas X (Columbia Records)

Lucky Daye (Keep Cool/RCA Records)

Mahalia (Burkmar/Warner Music UK)

Mykal Kilgore (Affective Music)

Outstanding Male Artist

Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Khalid (RCA Records)

Lil Nas X (Columbia Records)


PJ Morton (Morton Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./BMG)

H.E.R. (RCA Records)

India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./BMG)

Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional

"Enough" - Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./BMG)

"Jerome" - Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records) 

"SPIRIT" - Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

"Stand Up" - Cynthia Erivo (Back Lot Music)

"Steady Love" - India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./BMG)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

"Before I Let Go" - Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

"Hard Place" - H.E.R. (RCA Records)

"Juice" - Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

"Talk" - Khalid (RCA Records)

"Motivation" - Normani (Keep Cool/RCA Records)

Beyonce Knowles-Carter


Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

"Brown Skin Girl" - Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

"No Guidance" - Chris Brown feat. Drake (Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA Records)

"Say So" - PJ Morton feat. JoJo (Morton Records/EMPIRE)

Shea Butter Baby" - Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

"Show Me Love" - Alicia Keys feat. Miguel (RCA Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

"Carib" - David Sanchez (Ropeadope)

"Center of The Heart" - Najee (Shanachie)

"Love & Liberation" - Jazzmeia Horn (Concord Jazz)

"SoulMate" - Nathan Mitchell (Enm Music Group)

"The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron" - Vanessa Rubin (Vanessa Rubin)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song (Traditional or Contemporary)

"I Made It Out" - John P. Kee feat. Zacardi Cortez (Kee Music Group/Entertainment One)

"Laughter" - Bebe Winans feat. Korean Soul (Regimen Records)

"Love Theory" - Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Records/RCA Records)

"Not Yet" - Donnie McClurkin (Camdon Music/RCA Inspiration)

"Victory" - The Clark Sisters (Karew Records/Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

"Hard Place" - H.E.R. (RCA Records)

"Juice" - Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

"No Guidance" - Chris Brown feat. Drake (Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA Records) 

"Steady Love" - India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./BMG)

"Talk" - Khalid (RCA Records)

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

"Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" - Terence Blanchard (Back Lot Music)

"Queen & Slim The Soundtrack" - Various Artists (Motown Records)

"The Lion King: The Gift" - Beyoncé w/Various Artists (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)

"The Lion King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" - Various Artists (Walt Disney Records)

"Us (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" - Michael Abels (Back Lot Music)

Michael B Jordan

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Outstanding Motion Picture

"Dolemite is My Name" (Netflix)

"Harriet" (Focus Features)

"Just Mercy" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

"Queen & Slim" (Universal Pictures)

"Us" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman - "21 Bridges" (STX Films)

Daniel Kaluuya - "Queen & Slim" (Universal Pictures)

Eddie Murphy - "Dolemite is My Name" (Netflix)

Michael B. Jordan - "Just Mercy" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Winston Duke - "Us" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Alfre Woodard - "Clemency" (Neon)

Cynthia Erivo - "Harriet" (Focus Features)

Jodie Turner-Smith - "Queen & Slim" (Universal Pictures)

Lupita Nyong'o - "Us" (Universal Pictures)

Naomie Harris - "Black and Blue" (Screen Gems/Sony Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Jamie Foxx - "Just Mercy" (Warner Bros. Pictures) 

Leslie Odom, Jr. - "Harriet" (Focus Features)

Sterling K. Brown - "Waves" (A24)

Tituss Burgess - "Dolemite Is My Name" (Netflix)

Wesley Snipes - "Dolemite Is My Name" (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Da'Vine Joy Randolph - "Dolemite is My Name" (Netflix)

Janelle Monáe - "Harriet" (Focus Features)

Jennifer Lopez - "Hustlers" (STX Films)

Marsai Martin - "Little" (Universal Pictures)

Octavia Spencer - "Luce" (Neon)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture

Cynthia Erivo - "Harriet" (Focus Features)

Jodie Turner-Smith - "Queen & Slim" (Universal Pictures)

Marsai Martin - "Little" (Universal Pictures)

Rob Morgan - "Just Mercy" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Shahadi Wright Joseph - "Us" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

"Dolemite is My Name" (Netflix)

"Harriet" (Focus Features)

"Just Mercy" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

"Queen & Slim" (Universal Pictures)

"Us" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

"Clemency" (Neon)

"Dolemite is My Name" (Netflix)

"Luce" (Neon)

"Queen & Slim" (Universal Pictures)

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (Netflix)

Sterling K. Brown, 2019 Emmy Awards, 2019 Emmys, Red Carpet Fashion

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Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

Alfre Woodard - "The Lion King" (Walt Disney Studios)

Donald Glover - "The Lion King" (Walt Disney Studios)

James Earl Jones - "The Lion King" (Walt Disney Studios)

Lupita Nyong'o - "Serengeti" (Discovery Channel)

Sterling K. Brown - "Frozen II" (Walt Disney Studios)


Outstanding Documentary (Film)

"Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool" (Eagle Rock Entertainment)

"The Black Godfather" (Netflix)

"The Apollo" (HBO)

"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" (Magnolia Pictures)

"True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality" (HBO)

Outstanding Documentary (Television - Series or Special)

"Free Meek" (Prime Video)

"Hitsville: The Making of Motown" (Showtime)

"Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé" (Netflix)

"Martin: The Legacy of A King" (BET Networks)

"ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke" (Netflix)


Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Cord Jefferson - "The Good Place" - Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy (NBC)

Gloria Calderon Kellett, Mike Royce - "One Day at a Time" - Ghosts (Netflix)

Jason Kim - "Barry" - Past=Present x Future Over Yesterday (HBO)

Karen Gist, Peter Saji - "Mixed-ish" - Let Your Hair Down (ABC)

Trevor Noah - "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" - Steve King's Comments Meet Trevor Noah: Racism Detective (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Ava DuVernay, Michael Starrbury - "When They See Us" - Part Four (Netflix)

Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson - "Watchmen" - The Extraordinary Being (HBO)

Nichelle Tramble Spellman - "Truth Be Told" - Monster (Apple TV+)

Nkechi Okoro Carroll - "All American" - Hussle & Motivate (The CW)

Pat Charles - "Black Lightning" - The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son (The CW)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Cas Sigers-Beedles - "Twas the Chaos Before Christmas" (BET)

Melissa Bustamante - "A Christmas Winter Song" (Lifetime)

Patrik-Ian Polk - "Being Mary Jane" (BET Networks)

Suzan-Lori Parks - "Native Son" (HBO)

Yvette Nicole Brown - "Always a Bridesmaid" (BET Networks)

Jordan Peele, 2019 Governors Awards

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Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Chinonye Chukwu - "Clemency" (Neon) 

Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham - "Just Mercy" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Doug Atchison - "Brian Banks" (Bleeker Street and ShivHans)

Jordan Peele - "Us" (Universal Pictures)

Kasi Lemmons, Gregory Allen Howard - "Harriet" (Focus Features)


Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Anya Adams - "GLOW" - Outward Bound (Netflix)

Justin Tipping - "Black Monday" -7042 (Showtime)

Ken Whittingham - "Atypical" - Road Rage Paige (Netflix)

Randall Winston - "Grace and Frankie" - The Pharmacy (Netflix)

Shaka King - "Shrill" - Pool (Hulu)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Ava DuVernay - "When They See Us" - Part Four (Netflix) 

Carl H. Seaton, Jr. - "Snowfall" - Hedgehogs (FX Networks)

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson - "Power" - Forgot About Dre (STARZ)

Debbie Allen - "Grey's Anatomy" - Silent All These Years (ABC)

Jet Wilkinson - "The Chi" - The Scorpion and the Frog (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Codie Elaine Oliver - "Black Love" (OWN)

Janice Cooke - "I Am Sombody's Child: The Regina Louise Story (Lifetime)

Kenny Leon - "American Son" (Netflix)

Rashid Johnson - "Native Son (HBO)

Russ Parr - "The Bobby Debarge Story" (TV One)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Chiwetel Ejiofor - "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (Netflix)

Jordan Peele - "Us" (Universal Pictures)

Kasi Lemmons - "Harriet" (Focus Features)

Mati Diop - "Atlantics" (Les Films du Bal Presente en Co-Production avec Cinekap et Frakas Productions en Co-Production avec Arte France Cinema et Canal+ International for Netflix)

Reginald Hudlin - "The Black Godfather" (Netflix)

The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special airing on BET Networks on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. PT.

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