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Nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced on Monday and among the most nominated were Empire, Queen Sugar, and black-ish. 49th NAACP Image Award TV Nominees

Nominations for the 49th NAACP Awards were announced on Monday and the leader of the pack on the TV side was Netflix with 23 nominations, having their vast catalog of originals represented by shows including Dear White People, Friends from College, and Stranger Things. OWN was represented by Queen Sugar and Greenleaf, while Survivor’s Remorse, The Carmichael Show, and Underground received nominations in their final year of eligibility.

For its part, broadcast television was primarily represented by the likes of This Is Us, Scandal, and black-ish.

The 49th NAACP Awards are set to air Monday, January 15th on TV One.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Ballers (HBO)
black-ish (ABC)
Dear White People (Netflix)
Insecure (HBO)
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – black-ish (ABC)
Aziz Ansari – Master of None (Netflix)
Dwayne Johnson – Ballers (HBO)
Keegan-Michael Key – Friends from College (Netflix)
RonReaco Lee – Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Danielle Brooks – Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
Loretta Devine – The Carmichael Show (NBC)
Niecy Nash – Claws (TNT)
Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ernie Hudson – Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Jay Ellis – Insecure (HBO)
John David Washington – Ballers (HBO)
Omar Miller – Ballers (HBO)
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC)
Tichina Arnold – Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Yvonne Orji – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

Greenleaf (OWN)
Power (Starz)
Queen Sugar (OWN)
This Is Us (NBC)
Underground (WGN America)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Kofi Siriboe – Queen Sugar (OWN)
Mike Colter – Marvel’s The Defenders (Netflix)
Omari Hardwick – Power (Starz)
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)
Terrence Howard – Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Jurnee Smollett-Bell – Underground (WGN America)
Kerry Washington – Scandal (ABC)
Rutina Wesley – Queen Sugar (OWN)
Taraji P. Henson – Empire (FOX)
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bryshere Gray – Empire (FOX)
Dondre Whitfield – Queen Sugar (OWN)
Joe Morton – Scandal (ABC)
Jussie Smollett – Empire (FOX)
Trai Byers – Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lynn Whitfield – Greenleaf (OWN)
Naturi Naughton – Power (Starz)
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us (NBC)
Tina Lifford – Queen Sugar (OWN)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited – Series or Dramatic Special
Flint (Lifetime)
Shots Fired (FOX)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
The New Edition Story (BET)
When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (TV One)

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

Bryshere Grey – The New Edition Story (BET)
Idris Elba – Guerrilla (Showtime)
Laurence Fishburne – Madiba (BET)
Mack Wilds – Shots Fired (FOX)
Woody McClain – The New Edition Story (BET)

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

Jill Scott – Flint (Lifetime)
Oprah Winfrey – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
Queen Latifah – Flint (Lifetime)
Regina King – American Crime (ABC)
Sanaa Lathan – Shots Fired (FOX)

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

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
The Real (Syndicated)
The View (ABC)

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)

Outstanding Variety or Game Show – (Series or Special)

Black Girls Rock! 2017 (BET)
Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas (Netflix)
Def Comedy Jam 25 (Netflix)
Lip Sync Battle (Spike)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Children’s Program

Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
Free Rein (Netflix)
Nella the Princess Knight (Nickelodeon)
Project Mc² (Netflix)
Raven’s Home (Disney Channel)

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

Caleb McLaughlin – Stranger Things (Netflix)
Ethan Hutchison – Queen Sugar (OWN)
Lonnie Chavis – This Is Us (NBC)
Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC)
Michael Rainey – Power (Starz)

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

Fredricka Whitfield – Fredricka Whitfield (CNN)
Morgan Freeman – The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (National Geographic)
Neil deGrasse Tyson – StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (National Geographic)
Roland Martin – News One Now (TV One)
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

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

Alfonso Ribeiro – America’s Funniest Home Video (ABC)
Iyanla Vanzant – Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
Michael Smith and Jemele Hill – SC6 with Michael and Jemele (ESPN)
LL Cool J – Lip Sync Battle (Spike)
W. Kamau Bell – United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Shilo Adams

Shilo Adams is a contributor to KSiteTV who has written for the likes of TVOvermind, ScreenFad, and TVHackr. You can e-mail him at sda2107@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @sda0918.

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