BET Earns 19 NAACP Image Award Nominations

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BET Earns 19 NAACP Image Award Nominations

Being Mary Jane, Real Husbands of Hollywood and The Game are nominated.

Published January 10, 2014

The nominations for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards are out, with BET earning 19 nods for shows like Real Husbands of Hollywood and The Game.

Lee Daniels' The Butler12 Years a Slave and Scandal were also among the top nominees. The awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in music, film and television, also named Fruitvale StationMandela: Long Walk to Freedom and The Best Man Holiday among the nominees for Best Motion Picture of the Year.

Nominated for outstanding actor in a motion picture were Chadwick Boseman for 42Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a SlaveForest Whitaker for Lee Daniels' The ButlerIdris Elba for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Michael B. Jordan for Fruitvale Station.

On deck for outstanding actress in a motion picture are Angela Bassett for Black NativityHalle Berry for The CallJennifer Hudson for Winnie MandelaKerry Washington for Tyler Perry Presents Peeples and Nicole Beharie for 42.

In the television divisions, House of LiesModern Family and The Soul Man will go up against BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood and The Game for outstanding comedy. Scandal, Boardwalk EmpireGrey's AnatomyThe Good Wife and Treme scored best drama nominations.

Competing for outstanding actor in a comedy are Andre Braugher for Brooklyn Nine-NineCedric the Entertainer for The Soul ManDon Cheadle for House of LiesDule Hill of Psych and Kevin Hart of Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Vying for outstanding actress in a comedy are Aisha Tyler for ArcherMindy Kaling for The Mindy ProjectNiecy Nash of The Soul ManTasha Smith for Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse and Wendy Raquel Robinson for The Game.

The slate of nominees for outstanding actor in a drama series includes James Pickens Jr. for Grey's AnatomyLL Cool J for NCIS: Los AngelesMichael Ealy for Almost HumanShemar Moore in Criminal Minds and Wendell Pierce for Treme.

Nominated for outstanding actress in a drama are Chandra Wilson for Grey's Anatomy and Kerry Washington for Scandal, Khandi Alexander for Treme, Nicole Beharie for Sleepy Hollow and Regina King for Southland.

Other BET nominations include Outstanding News/Information - (Series or Special) for Justice for Trayvon and Mandela: Freedom's Father. Also nominated are Sunday Best for Outstanding Reality Series, Black Girls Rock! for Outstanding Variety Series or Special and Being Mary Jane for Outstanding Television Movie/Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

The NAACP Image Awards will air on February 22. Congratulations to all the nominees! 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.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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