Starting the new decade with a bang, BET Networks and CENTRIC snag five nominations for the 41st NAACP Image Awards.
"The BET Awards '09" and coverage of the Michael Jackson Memorial Service (Outstanding Variety), "The Mo’Nique Show" (Outstanding Talk Series), "The Inauguration of Barack OBama", 44th President of the United States” special (Outstanding News/ Information), and episodes of CENTRIC original series "Leading Women" featuring India.Arie and Dr. Maya Angelou (Outstanding News/ Information) have all been recognized for exceptional programming in 2009.
Among over 1,200 submissions, BET and CENTRIC programming were selected to represent the top five nominees in the Outstanding News/Information, Outstanding Talk, and Outstanding Variety categories. The winners are selected by NAACP members and will be announced during the live airing of the 41st NAACP Image Awards.
The programs nominated have all proven to be groundbreaking shows and specials for BET Networks and CENTRIC. The Mo’Nique Show brings side-splitting laughs, celebrities, and hot musical performances to late-night, hosted by queen of comedy, Mo’Nique; the BET AWARDS ‘09, hosted by Jamie Fox, recognized the achievements of the brightest stars in music, sports and entertainment; The Inauguration of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States special extensively covered the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama with all day news coverage and star-studded events; BET’s coverage of the Michael Jackson Memorial servive gave the fans of the iconic singer a chance to take part in commemorating the King of Pop; and the half-hour original series Leading Women episodes intimately chronicling the dynamic lives of talented singer/songwriter India.Arie and the legendary Dr Maya Angelou.
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