40th NAACP Image Award Nominations

40th NAACP Image Award Nominations

While "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" is this Sunday, the NAACP announced their 40th Annual Image Award nominations yesterday. 

Published January 8, 2009

While "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" is this Sunday, the NAACP announced their 40th Annual Image Award nominations yesterday.  Nominees include Will Smith, Don Cheadle, and Derek Luke .  Also, the five main cast members from "The Secret Life of Bees" all received nominations.  According to NAACP.org:

"The ABC network leads with a total of 24 nominations, followed by CBS with 14, and The CW and NBC both with 10. HBO has 9, with FOX coming in with 7. Television shows 'Tyler Perry’s House of Payne' received 6 nominations, followed by 'Ugly Betty' with 5 and 'Everybody Hates Chris', 'The Game' and 'Grey’s Anatomy' each with 4.

Columbia Records leads the Recording category with 8 nominations, including 5 for Beyoncé . J Records and Arista both followed with 6 nominations apiece, and Island Def Jam has 4.

In the Motion Picture category, Fox Searchlight received 11 nominations. Sony Music Films/Parkwood Pictures follows with 7 nominations, and Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate and Sony Pictures Classics each have 3."

The 40th NAACP Image Awards will be hosted by Tyler Perry and Oscar-winner Halle Berry on Thursday, February 12th.  Click here for the complete list of nomiees .

Written by Clay Cane

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