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BET Snags 5 NAACP Image Award Nominations

BET Snags 5 NAACP Image Award Nominations

Kevin Hart, Tracee Ellis Ross and more are recognized.

Published December 13th

The NAACP Image Awards nominations are out, and BET turned out five nods for its original series, specials and news programming!

Real Husbands of Hollywood star Kevin Hart scored a nod for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, while Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were recognized in the Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality or Variety (Series or Special) category for hosting the 2016 BET Awards.

Other nominations for BET include Outstanding News Series/Special for BET Presents: Love and Happiness White House Special and Stay Woke and Outstanding Variety Series/Special for Black Girls Rock! 2016.

Congratulations to our BET fam for the honors! Keep scrolling to see who else from your faves was nominated.

Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, which was skipped over for Golden Globes and Oscars consideration this year thanks to Parker's rape controversy, got some love for the NAACP Image Awards, earning nominations for Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Nate Parker)Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Aja Naomi King), Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture.

Oscars frontrunner Moonlight, meanwhile, scored a handful of nominations, including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Mahershala AliTrevante Rhodes), Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture for Barry Jenkins.

Taraji P. Henson, who was snubbed for a Golden Globe nomination this year, was showered with noms from the Image Awards for three different projects: Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Hidden Figures, Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Auto-Biography for her memoir Around the Way Girl: A Memoir and Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for Empire. Wow.

Newcomers Atlanta and Insecure also scored four nominations a piece, The People vs. O.J. Simpson is all over the television categories and it's a very good year for Shondaland shows. Click here for a complete list of nominees.

The NAACP Image Awards will take place on Saturday, February 11.

Catch a clip from Real Husbands of Hollywood above to see what all the fuss is about.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photos from left: Scott Everett White/BET, Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET, Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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