BET Receives 14 NAACP Nominations

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BET Receives 14 NAACP Nominations

BET Receives 14 NAACP Nominations. Nods for BET, Beyoncé, Viola Davis and more.

Published January 19, 2012

The 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today and BET earned 14 nominations in the television category, ranging from Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series (Reed Between the Lines and The Game) to Outstanding Reality Series (Sunday Best) to Outstanding Variety Series or Special (BET Awards 2011 , Black Girls Rock!, UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Chaka Khan). 

Additional awards include categories in film, music, literature and social justice. Other notable nominees are The Help with eight nominations, new mommy Beyoncé received four nods in music and Jill Scott also received four. Below are the list of categories in which BET received nominations. 


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)



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)

The NAACP Image Awards will be presented February 17 on NBC.  Click here for the complete list of nominations. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.  

(Photo: PictureGroup / BET)

Written by Renee Samuel


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