Today I was delighted to cover the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, CA.

The Announcers today were:Actor/Rapper-
Curtis 50 cent Jackson,Actress-Kimberly Elise,The Legendary Smokey Robinson,Actress Sanaa Lathan,Actor-Columbus Short
and Actor/Comedian-Affion Crockett all joined the 42nd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS executive producer Vic Bulluck & chairman Clayola Brown to announce the categories and nominees.
......DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!....And the NOMINEES ARE.........


Outstanding Drama Series

· Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC)

· Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

· Hawthorne (TNT)

· Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

· Treme (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

· Anthony Anderson – Law & Order (NBC)

· Blair Underwood – The Event (NBC)

· Hill Harper – CSI: NY (CBS)

· Laurence Fishburne – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)

· LL Cool J – NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

· Chandra Wilson – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

· GuGu Mbatha-Raw – Undercovers (NBC)

Regina King – Southland (TNT)

· Wendy Davis – Army Wives (Lifetime)

· Jada Pinkett Smith – HawthoRNe (TNT)

Outstanding Comedy Series

· 30 Rock (NBC)

· Are We There Yet? (TBS)

· Glee (FOX)

· Modern Family (ABC)

· Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

· David Mann – Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (TBS)

· Dulé Hill – Psych (USA)

· LaVan Davis – Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS)

· Phil Morris – Love That Girl! (TV One)

· Terry Crews – Are We There Yet? (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

· Cassi Davis – Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS)

· Essence Atkins – Are We There Yet? (TBS)

· Salli Richardson-Whitfield – Eureka (Syfy)

· Tatyana Ali – Love That Girl! (TV One)

· Vanessa Williams – Desperate Housewive (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Series

· American Idol (FOX)

· America’s Next Top Model (The CW)

· Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

· Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)

· Sunday Best (BET Networks)

Outstanding Talk (Series)

· Conversations with Ed Gordon (BET Networks)

· Larry King Live (CNN)

· The Mo’Nique Show (BET Networks)

· The View (ABC)

· TV One on One with Cathy Hughes (TV One)


Outstanding Male Artist

· Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)

· Jay-Z (Roc Nation/Def Jam)

· Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)

· Ne-Yo (Island Def Jam Music Group)

· Usher (Laface/Jive Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

· Chrisette Michele (Island Def Jam Music Group)

· Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol Records)

· Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records/Matriarch)

· Rihanna (Island Def Jam Music Group)

· Sade (Epic Records)

Outstanding New Artist

· B.o.B (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)

· Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)

· Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown)

· Willow (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)

· Jason Derulo (Warner Bros. Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

· Diddy-Dirty Money (Bad Boy/Interscope)

· Eminem & Rihanna (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

· Herbie Hancock (feat. India.Arie, Chaka Khan and others) (Hancock Music)

· John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

· The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope)

Outstanding Album

· My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)

· Now and Then – Smokey Robinson (Saguaro Road/Cracker Barrel/Robso Records)

· Raymond vs. Raymond – Usher (Laface/Jive Records)

· Soldier of Love – Sade (Epic Records)

· Wake Up! – John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)


Outstanding Literary Work -Fiction

· A Taste of Honey – Jabari Asim (Broadway Books)

· Getting to Happy – Terry McMillan (Penguin Group)

· Glorious – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)

· Till You Hear From Me – Pearl Cleage (Ballantine Books/One World)

· Wench – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work -Debut Author

· Wench – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amistad)

· The Girl Who Fell from the Sky – Heidi Durrow (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

· The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration – Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)

· Beneath the Lion’s Gaze – Maaza Mengiste (W.W. Norton & Company)

· Forest Gate – Peter Akinti (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)


Outstanding Motion Picture

· For Colored Girls (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

· Just Wright (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· The Book of Eli (Warner Bros. Pictures)

· The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)

· Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

· Anthony Mackie – Night Catches Us (Magnolia Pictures)

· Common – Just Wright (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· Denzel Washington – The Book of Eli (Warner Bros. Pictures)

· Jaden Smith – The Karate Kid (Columbia Pictures)

· Morgan Freeman – Red (Summit Entertainment)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

· Halle Berry – Frankie & Alice (Freestyle Releasing)

· Janet Jackson – “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married 2? (Lionsgate)

· Kerry Washington – Night Catches Us (Magnolia Pictures)

· Queen Latifah – Just Wright (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· Zoë Saldana – The Losers (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

· Conviction (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· Frankie & Alice (Freestyle Releasing)

· La Mission (Screen Media Ventures)

· Mother and Child (Sony Pictures Classics)

· Night Catches Us (Magnolia Pictures)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

· A Barefoot Dream (Showbox/Mediaplex)

· Biutiful (Roadside Attractions)

· Four Lions (Drafthouse Films)

· Mother (Magnolia Pictures)

· Outside the Law (Tessalit Productions)

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

· For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots (PBS)

· Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Metaphor Films)

· If God is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise (HBO)

· Waiting for “Superman” (Paramount Vantage)

· William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (POV)


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