Beyoncé, Chris Brown and “The Help” star Emma Stone are among the A-listers who have nabbed NAACP Image Awards nods this year.
New mama Beyoncé — nominated for Best Music Video (“I Was Here”), Outstanding Song (“Best Thing I Never Had”) and Outstanding Album (4) — is also up for Outstanding Female Artist with her “Dreamgirls” co-star Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Ledisi and Mary J. Blige.
Chris Brown, Common, Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars and Anthony Hamilton will compete for Outstanding Male Artist. Diggy Simmons and Mindless Behavior are two of the newcomers in the Outstanding New Artist category, alongside Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Wynter Gordon and Committed.
“The Help” is up for Outstanding Motion Picture against “Tower Heist,” “Jumping the Broom,” “Pariah” and “The First Grader.” Eddie Murphy (“Tower Heist”), Laurence Fishburne (“Contagion”), Laz Alonso (“Jumping the Broom”), Oliver Litondo (“The First Grader”) and Vin Diesel (“Fast Five”) will face off for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.
Meanwhile, in the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture category, Emma Stone (“The Help”) is alongside her co-star and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards winner Viola Davis as well as Adepero Oduye (“Pariah”), Paula Patton (“Jumping the Broom”) and Zoe Saldana (“Colombiana”).
Golden Globe winner and GLAAD Awards nominee “Modern Family” will compete for Outstanding Comedy Series with “Reed Between the Lines,” “The Game,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” and “Love That Girl!” On the other end of the spectrum, Outstanding Drama Series, nominees include “Boardwalk Empire,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Good Wife” and “Treme.”
The show aims to “celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.” A full list of nominees can be found on the NAACP Image Awards website. The winners will be announced live February 17 on NBC.
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