BET Receives 15 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Hit shows including The Game and Reed Between the Lines could score big. 

Posted: 02/17/2012 07:00 AM EST

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards are set to air Friday, and Black Entertainment Television has been nominated 15 times.

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross and actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner both received Outstanding Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series nominations for their roles in the network’s hit show — which was also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series — Reed Between the Lines. The Game was also nominated as an Outstanding Comedy Series and actor Pooch Hall and Wendy Raquel Robinson are both up for the title of Outstanding Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively, as well.

BET’s Sunday Best and Black Girls Rock! are just a few of the other shows nominated for this year’s awards.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, film and literature. It also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

The two-hour event will air live Friday, February 17 from 8–10 PM EST on NBC.

The following is a breakdown list of categories and nominees for which BET is nominated:

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

Outstanding Comedy Series
Love That Girl! (TV One)
Modern Family (ABC)
Reed Between the Lines (BET)
The Game (BET)

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Dulé Hill — Psych (USA Network)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Reed Between the Lines (BET)
Phil Morris — Love That Girl! (TV One)
Pooch Hall The Game (BET)
Terry Crews — Are We There Yet? (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Tatyana Ali — Love That Girl! (TV One)

Tia Mowry-Hardrict The Game (BET)

Tracee Ellis Ross Reed Between the Lines (BET)

Vanessa Williams — Desperate Housewives (ABC)

Wendy Raquel Robinson The Game (BET)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
BET News Exclusive: The President Answers Black America (BET)
Judge Mathis (Syndicated)
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
Unsung (TV One)
Washington Watch With Roland Martin (TV One)

Outstanding Reality Series
All-American Muslim (TLC)
American Idol (FOX)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Sunday Best (BET)
Tia & Tamera (Style Network)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
BET Awards 2011 (BET)
Black Girls Rock! (BET)

Oprah Presents: Master Class (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Prince! Behind the Symbol (The Africa Channel)
UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Chaka Khan (BET)

WRITING

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Arthur Harris Reed Between the Lines "Let’s Talk About Ms. Helen’s Son, Part 1" (BET)
Prentice Penny — Happy Endings — "The Girl With the David Tattoo" (ABC)
Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil The Game "Parachutes … Beach Chairs" (BET)
Vali Chandrasekaran — 30 Rock — "It’s Never Too Late for Now" (NBC)
Vince Cheung, Ben Montanio — Wizards of Waverly Place — "Wizards vs. Angels" (Disney Channel)

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Jay Chandrasekhar — Happy Endings — "The Girl With the David Tattoo" (ABC)
Kevin Hooks — Drop Dead Diva — "Mother’s Day" (Lifetime)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. — Rules of Engagement — "The Set-Up" (CBS)
Miguel Arteta — How to Make It in America — "Mofongo" (HBO)
Salim Akil The Game "Parachutes ... Beach Chairs" (BET)


For a complete list of the nominations, visit here.

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