‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler,’ ‘12 Years A Slave’ top Image Awards nods


“Lee Daniels ‘The Butler,” “12 Years A Slave” and the ABC drama “Scandal” were among the top nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music and literature.

Both films were nominated for outstanding motion picture, along with “Fruitvale Station,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “The Best Man Holiday.”

Nominated for outstanding actor in a motion picture were Chadwick Boseman for “42,” Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years A Slave,” Forest Whitaker for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Idris Elba for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and Michael B. Jordan for “Fruitvale Station.”


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Vying for outstanding actress in a motion picture are Angela Bassett for “Black Nativity,” Halle Berry for “The Call,” Jennifer Hudson for “Winnie Mandela,” Kerry Washington for “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” and Nicole Beharie for “42.”

In the television divisions, “House of Lies,” “Modern Family,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “The Game” and “The Soul Man” were nominated for outstanding comedy. “Scandal,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Good Wife” and “Treme” scored best drama nominations.

Competing for outstanding actor in a comedy are Andre Braugher for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Cedric the Entertainer for “The Soul Man,” Don Cheadle for “House of Lies,” Dule Hill of “Psych” and Kevin Hart of “Real Husbands of Hollywood.”

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Vying for outstanding actress in a comedy are Aisha Tyler for “Archer,” Mindy Kaling for “The Mindy Project,” Niecy Nash of “The Soul Man,” Tasha Smith for “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” and Wendy Raquel Robinson for “The Game.”


The slate of nominees for outstanding actor in a drama series includes James Pickens Jr. for “Grey’s Anatomy,” LL Cool J for “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Michael Ealy for “Almost Human,” Shemar Moore in “Criminal Minds” and Wendell Pierce for “Treme.”

Nominated for outstanding actress in a drama are Chandra Wilson and Kerry Washington for “Scandal,” Khandi Alexander for “Treme,” Nicole Beharie for “Sleepy Hollow” and Regina King for “Southland.”

The televised portion of the awards will air Feb. 22 on TV One.


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