Congrats to NAACP Image Award Nominees, Cheers to Inclusion!

by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

The Soul Man S2 Gallery 1At Viacom, promoting diversity and inclusion through our creative endeavors as well as in our workplace is an everyday priority. So, it’s a great honor to see so many Viacom networks and programs represented on the roster of nominees for the NAACP’s 45th Image Awards. Congrats to BET — in the lead with 19 nominations in the TV categories; TV Land’s “The Soul Man,” in the running for three awards; Nickelodeon for three between “Dora The Explorer” and “2013 HALO Awards”; VH1 for “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”; and Comedy Central for “Key & Peele.” And of course congrats to the many people and teams that make these awards a possibility.

Here’s the full list of noms in the TV categories:


Outstanding Comedy Series
• “House of Lies” (Showtime)
• “Modern Family” (ABC)
• “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
• “The Game” (BET)
• “The Soul Man” (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
• Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)
• Cedric The Entertainer – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
• Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
• Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
• Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
• Aisha Tyler – “Archer” (FX Networks)
• Mindy Kaling – “The Mindy Project” (FOX)
• Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
• Tasha Smith – “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” (OWN)
• Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
• Boris Kodjoe – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
• Jerry “J B Smoove” Brooks – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
• Morris Chestnut – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
• Nick Cannon – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
• Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
• Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
• Brandy Norwood – “The Game” (BET)
• Nia Long – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
• Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
• “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• “Scandal” (ABC)
• “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
• James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
• Michael Ealy – “Almost Human” (FOX)
• Shemar Moore – “Criminal Minds” (CBS)
• Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
• Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
• Nicole Beharie – “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)
• Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Columbus Short – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Guillermo Diaz – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Jeffrey Wright – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Michael Kenneth Williams – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• Debbie Allen – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Diahann Carroll – “White Collar” (USA)
• Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest” (CBS)
• Vanessa L. Williams – “666 Park Avenue” (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
• “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
• “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” (VH1)
• “Luther” (BBC America)
• “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)
• Danny Glover – “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest (HBO)
• Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)
• Malik Yoba – “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
• Omari Hardwick – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Angela Bassett – “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX Networks)
• Angela Bassett – “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
• Gabourey Sidibe – “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX Networks)
• Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
• Keke Palmer – “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” (VH1)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
• Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Lawrence Saint Victor – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Redaric Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Tequan Richmond – “General Hospital” (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
• Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Christel Khalil – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Karla Mosley – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
• “Justice for Trayvon” (BET)
• “Mandela: Freedom’s Father” (BET)
• “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” (OWN)
• “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS)
• “Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

• “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
• “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
• “The Arsenio Hall Show” (Syndicated)
• “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Series
• “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
• “Shark Tank” (ABC)
• “Sunday Best” (BET)
• “The Voice” (NBC)
• “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
• “12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes” (TV One)
• “Black Girls Rock!” (BET)
• “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
• “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” (HBO)
• “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)

Outstanding Children’s Program
• “2013 HALO Awards” (Nickelodeon/TeenNick)
• “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
• “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
• “Postcards: Mandela” (The Africa Channel)
• “Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)
• China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
• Eric I. Keyes, III – “Live Life and Win!” (Syndicated)
• Fatima Ptacek – “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
• Karan Brar – “Jessie” (Disney Channel)
• Zendaya – “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)

NAACP’s 45th annual Image Awards will air live on the East Coast On TVOneand tape-delayed in the West from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 22.

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