BET Nabs 18 NAACP Image Award Nominations

Larenz Tate Gabrielle Union Wendy Raquel Robinson Kevin Hart

BET Nabs 18 NAACP Image Award Nominations

The network gets recognized for its outstanding series.

Published December 9, 2014

We've seen Larenz Tate play two characters in Gun Hill, Wendy Raquel Robinson be 'bout that life as Tasha in The Game, Kevin Hart act a fool in EVERY episode of Real Husbands of Hollywood and Gabrielle Union struggle with life and love as Mary Jane Paul in Being Mary Jane.

Now we're extremely proud to announce that each of these series and actors have scored NAACP Image Award nominations for a total of 18 nominations for the network.

See the full nomination list below:

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

“black-ish” (ABC)

“House of Lies” (Showtime)

“Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)

Anthony Anderson – “‘black-ish” (ABC)

Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)

Keegan-Michael Key – “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Mindy Kaling – “The Mindy Project” (FOX)

Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)

Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)

Uzo Aduba – “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Boris Kodjoe – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Glynn Turman – “House of Lies” (Showtime)

Laurence Fishburne – “black-ish” (ABC)

Marcus Scribner – “black-ish” (ABC)

Terry Crews – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)

Outstanding Drama Series

“Being Mary Jane” (BET)

“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

“House of Cards” (Netflix)

“How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)

“Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

LL Cool J – “NCIS: LA” (CBS)

Omar Epps – “Resurrection” (ABC)

Omari Hardwick – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

Shemar Moore – “Criminal Minds” (CBS)

Taye Diggs – “Murder in the First” (TNT)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)

Nicole Beharie – “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)

Octavia Spencer – “Red Band Society” (FOX)

Viola Davis – “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Blair Underwood – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Charles S. Dutton – “Comeback Dad” (UP Entertainment)

Larenz Tate – “Gun Hill” (BET)

Mekhi Phifer – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

Ving Rhames – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

“BET Awards” (BET)

“Family Feud” (Syndicated)

“On the Run: Beyoncé and Jay Z” (HBO)

“Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)

“UNCF An Evening of Stars” (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, The CW, BET, Centric)

Outstanding Host

Steve Harvey – “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

Queen Latifah – “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)

Chris Rock – “BET Awards” (BET)

Gwen Ifill – “America After Ferguson” (PBS)

Melissa Harris Perry – “Melissa Harris Perry” (MSNBC)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

Zahir McGhee – “Scandal” – Mama Said Knock You Out (ABC)

Erika Green Swafford – “How to Get Away With Murder” – Let’s Get to Scooping (ABC)

Mara Brock Akil – “Being Mary Jane” – Uber Love (BET)

Warren Leight, Julie Martin – “Law & Order: SVU” – American Disgrace (NBC)

Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – You Be Illin’ (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Karin Gist, Regina Hicks – “Drumline: A New Beat” (VH1)

Reggie Bythewood – “Gun Hill” (BET)

Shernold Edwards – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

Sterling Anderson, Maria Nation – “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)

Sharon Brathwaite, Peres Owino – “Seasons of Love” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Ken Whittingham – “Parks and Recreation” – Prom (NBC)

Ken Whittingham – “The Mindy Project” – Think Like a Peter (FOX)

Reginald Hudlin – “Bad Judge” – Knife to a Gunfight (NBC)

Linda Mendoza – “Bad Judge” – One Brave Waitress (NBC)

Stan Lathan – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” – No New Friends (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture(Television)

Bille Woodruff – “Drumline: A New Beat” (VH1)

Greg Champion – “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)

Michael Wilson – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Reggie Bythewood – “Gun Hill” (BET)

Stephen Tolkin – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Motion Picture

“Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

“Beyond the Lights” (Relativity Media)

“Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

“Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

“Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

David Oyelowo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)

Idris Elba – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)

Nate Parker – “Beyond the Lights” (Relativity Media)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

André Holland – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Cedric the Entertainer – “Top Five” (Paramount Pictures)

Common – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Danny Glover – “Beyond the Lights” (Relativity Media)

Wendell Pierce – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Amma Asante – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Antoine Fuqua – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)

Ava DuVernay – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Gina Prince-Bythewood – “Beyond the Lights” (Relativity Media)

John Ridley – “JIMI: All Is By My Side” (XLrator Media)


(Photos from Left: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards, Tyler Golden/BET)

Written by BET-Staff

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