43rd NAACP Image Awards ~ Complete list of nominees

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Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 43RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS...


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 Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
•    Craig Robinson - "The Office" (NBC)
•    Damon Wayans, Jr. - "Happy Endings" (ABC)
•    J.B. Smoove - "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)
•    Nick Cannon - "Up All Night" (NBC)
•    Tracy Morgan - "30 Rock" (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
•    Amber Riley - "Glee" (FOX)
•    Gabourey Sidibe - "The Big C" (Showtime)
•    Keshia Knight Pulliam - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
•    Maya Rudolph - "Up All Night" (NBC)
•    Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family" (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
•    "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
•    "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
•    "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
•    "The Good Wife" (CBS)
•    "Treme" (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
•    Andre Braugher - "Men of A Certain Age" (TNT)
•    Hill Harper - "CSI: NY" (CBS)
•    L.L. Cool J - "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS)
•    Taye Diggs - "Private Practice" (ABC)
•    Wendell Pierce - "Treme" (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
•    Chandra Wilson - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
•    Khandi Alexander - "Treme" (HBO)
•    Regina King - "SouthLAnd" (TNT)
•    Sandra Oh - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
•    Taraji P. Henson - "Person of Interest" (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
•    Corey Reynolds - "The Closer" (TNT)
•    Ice T - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
•    James Pickens, Jr. - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
•    Nelsan Ellis - "True Blood" (HBO)
•    Omar Epps - "House M.D." (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
•    Alfre Woodard - "Memphis Beat" (TNT)
•    Anika Noni Rose - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
•    Archie Panjabi - "The Good Wife" (CBS)
•    Diahann Carroll - "White Collar" (USA Network)
•    Loretta Devine - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
•    "Five" (Lifetime Movie Network)
•    "Hallmark Hall of Fame, Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith" (ABC)
•    "Luther" (BBC America)
•    "The Least Among You" (Showtime)
•    "Thurgood" (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
•    Esai Morales - "We Have Your Husband" (Lifetime)
•    Idris Elba - "Luther" (BBC America)
•    Laurence Fishburne - "Thurgood" (HBO)
•    Louis Gossett, Jr. - "The Least Among You" (Showtime)
•    Samuel L. Jackson - "The Sunset Limited " (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
•    Anika Noni Rose - "Hallmark Hall of Fame, Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith" (ABC)
•    Jenifer Lewis - "Five" (Lifetime Movie Network)
•    Rosario Dawson - "Five" (Lifetime Movie Network)
•    Taraji P. Henson - "Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story" (Lifetime)
•    Tracee Ellis Ross - "Five" (Lifetime Movie Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
•    Aaron D. Spears - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
•    Bryton James - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
•    Emerson Brooks - "All My Children" (ABC)
•    James Reynolds - "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
•    Texas Battle - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
•    Christel Khalil - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
•    Julia Pace Mitchell - "The Young & the Restless" (CBS)
•    Tatyana Ali - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
•    Tonya Lee Williams - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
•    Yvette Freeman - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

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 Talk Series
•    "Anderson" (Syndicated)
•    "Oprah's Lifeclass" (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
•    "The Doctors" (Syndicated)
•    "The View" (ABC)
•    "The Wendy Williams Show" (Syndicated)

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
•    "2011 BET Awards" (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)

Outstanding Children’s Program
•    "A.N.T. Farm" (Disney Channel)
•    "Dora The Explorer" (Nickelodeon)
•    "Go, Diego! Go!" (Nickelodeon)
•    "I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View" (HBO)
•    "My Family Tree" (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program - (Series or Special)
•    China Anne McClain - "A.N.T. Farm" (Disney Channel)
•    Keke Palmer - "True Jackson, VP" (Nickelodeon)
•    Lance Robertson - "Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nickelodeon)
•    Leon Thomas III - "Victorious" (Nickelodeon)
•    Zendaya Coleman - "Shake It Up" (Disney Channel)


Outstanding New Artist
•    Committed (Epic)
•    Diggy Simmons (Atlantic Records)
•    Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. (Columbia Records)
•    Mindless Behavior (Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope Records)
•    Wynter Gordon (Big Beat/Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Male Artist
•    Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
•    Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)
•    Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
•    Chris Brown (Jive Records)
•    Common (Warner Bros. Records)

Outstanding Female Artist
•    Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
•    Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)
•    Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
•    Ledisi (Verve Forecast)
•    Mary J. Blige (Geffen)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
•    Boyz II Men (Benchmark Entertainment/MSM Music Group)
•    Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona (Elektra Records)
•    Mary J. Blige feat. Drake (Geffen)
•    Sounds of Blackness (Malaco Music Group)
•    The Roots (Island Def Jam Music Group)

Outstanding Jazz Album
•    "Chano y Dizzy" - Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez (Concord Music Group Inc.)
•    "Friends" - Stanley Jordan (Mack Avenue Records)
•    "Guitar Man" - George Benson (Concord Jazz)
•    "Legacy" - Gerald Wilson (Mack Avenue Records)
•    "Road Show Vol. 2" - Sonny Rollins (Emarcy)

Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary)
•    "Becoming" - Yolanda Adams (N House Music Group)
•    "Church on the Moon" - Deitrick Haddon (Verity Gospel Music Group)
•    "Hello Fear" - Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)
•    "Something Big" - Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
•    "The Journey" - Andraé Crouch (RiverPhlo Entertainment)

Outstanding World Music Album
•    "Afrodiaspora" - Susana Baca (Luaka Bop)
•    "Carnival Fever" - Brother B (King Chero Records)
•    "Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival" - Boukman Eksperyans (MunckMix, Inc.)
•    "Sounds of Blackness" - Sounds of Blackness (Malaco Music Group)
•    "The First Grader" - Alex Heffes (Varese Sarabande)

Outstanding Music Video
•    "25/8" - Mary J. Blige (Geffen)
•    "Hear My Call" - Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
•    "I Was Here" - Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
•    "Someone Like You" - Adele (Columbia Records)
•    "Where You At" - Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)

Outstanding Song
•    "Best Thing I Never Had" - Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
•    "Fool for You feat. Melanie Fiona" - Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
•    "I Smile" - Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)
•    "So In Love feat. Anthony Hamilton" - Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
•    "Someone Like You" - Adele (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album
•    "4" - Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
•    "F.A.M.E" - Chris Brown (Jive Records)
•    "I Remember Me" - Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)
•    "Lasers" - Lupe Fiasco (1st & 15th/Atlantic Records)
•    "The Light of the Sun" - Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)


Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction
•    "A Silken Thread" - Brenda Jackson (Harlequin Kimani Press)
•    "Boundaries" - Elizabeth Nunez (Akashic Books)
•    "Say Amen, Again" - Reshonda Tate Billingsley (Gallery Books)
•    "Silver Sparrow" - Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books)
•    "The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel" - Nelson George (Akashic Books)

Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction
•    "Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America" - Melissa Harris-Perry (Yale University Press)
•    "Super Rich" - Russell Simmons (Gotham Books)
•    "The Cosmopolitan Canopy" - Elijah Anderson (W. W. Norton & Company)
•    "The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place" - Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
•    "Who's Afraid of Post- Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now" - Toure (Free Press)

Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author
•    "2Grieve 2Gether: A Journal from the Heart Helping Survivors & Supporters Navigate the Healing Process" - Denise Hall Brown (2Lift 1Up Publishing)
•    "A Defining Moment" - Patricia Duncan (IJABA Publishing Inc.)
•    "The Loom" - Shella Gillus (Guideposts Books)
•    "The Strawberry Letter" - Lyah Le Flore (Ballantine/Random House)
•    "We the Animals" - Justin Torres (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Auto-Biography
•    "A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother" - Janny Scott (Riverhead Books)
•    "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" - Manning Marable (Penguin Group (USA)-Viking)
•    "My Song" - Harry Belafonte (Knopf)
•    "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington" - Condoleezza Rice (Crown Publishers)
•    "The John Carlos Story" - John Carlos, Dave Zirin (Haymarket Books)

Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional
•    "A Year to Wellness and Other Weight Loss Secrets" - Bertice Berry (Freeman House Publishing)
•    "Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing" - Synthia Saint James (Create Space)
•    "Our Difficult Sunlight: A Guide to Poetry, Literacy, & Social Justice in Classroom & Community" - Quraysh Ali Lansana (Teachers & Writers Collaborative)
•    "The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on Relationships from the Inspired Word of God " - T.D. Jakes (Atria Books)
•    "Too Important to Fail: Saving America's Boys" - Tavis Smiley (Author), Juan Roberts, (Illustrator) (SmileyBooks)

Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry
•    "Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain: The Curtis Brown Poems" - James Golden (iUniverse)
•    "Head Off & Split" - Nikky Finney (TriQuarterly Books / Northwestern University Press)
•    "Honoring Genius: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice" - Haki Madhubuti (Third World Press)
•    "Intimate Thoughts" - Darrin Henson (Author), Anna Saunders (Illustrator) (Godzchild Publishing)
•    "Last Seen" - Jacqueline Jones Lamon (University of Wisconsin Press)

Outstanding Literary Work - Children
•    "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band" - Kwame Alexander (Author), Tim Bowers (Illustrator) (Sleeping Bear Press)
•    "Before There Was Mozart" - Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author), James Ransome (Illustrator) (Schwartz & Wade Books / Random House Children's Books)
•    "Heart and Soul" - Kadir Nelson (Author/Illustrator) (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books)
•    "White Water" - Michael S. Bandy (Author), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator) (Candlewick Press)
•    "You Can Be A Friend" - Tony Dungy (Author), Ron Mazellan (Illustrator) (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - Little Simon)

Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens
•    "Camo Girl" - Kekla Magoon (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - Aladdin)
•    "Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary" - Jerdine Nolan (Author), Sadra Strickland (Illustrator) (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - Paula Wiseman Books)
•    "Jesse Owens: "I Always Loved Running"" - Jeff Burlingame (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)
•    "Kick" - Walter Dean (HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books)
•    "Planet Middle School" - Nikki Grimes (Bloomsbury Children's Books)


Outstanding Motion Picture
•    "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)
•    "Pariah" (Focus Features)
•    "The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)
•    "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
•    "Tower Heist" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
•    Eddie Murphy - "Tower Heist" (Universal Pictures)
•    Laurence Fishburne - "Contagion" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•    Laz Alonso - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)
•    Oliver Litondo - "The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)
•    Vin Diesel - "Fast Five" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
•    Adepero Oduye - "Pariah" (Focus Features)
•    Emma Stone - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
•    Paula Patton - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)
•    Viola Davis - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
•    Zoë Saldana - "Colombiana" (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
•    Anthony Mackie - "The Adjustment Bureau" (Universal Pictures)
•    Charles Parnell - "Pariah" (Focus Features)
•    Don Cheadle - "The Guard" (Sony Pictures Classics)
•    Jeffrey Wright - "The Ides of March" (Columbia Pictures)
•    Mike Epps - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
•    Bryce Dallas Howard - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
•    Cicely Tyson - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
•    Kim Wayans - "Pariah" (Focus Features)
•    Maya Rudolph - "Bridesmaids" (Universal Pictures)
•    Octavia Spencer - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
•    "I Will Follow" (AFFRM)
•    "Kinyarwanda" (AFFRM)
•    "MOOZ-lum" (AFFRM)
•    "Pariah" (Focus Features)
•    "The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
•    "A Separation" (Sony Pictures Classics)
•    "Attack the Block" (Screen Gems)
•    "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (FilmDistrict)
•    "Le Havre" (Janus Films)
•    "Life, Above All" (Sony Pictures Classics)


Outstanding Documentary - (Theatrical or Television)
•    "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" (Sony Pictures Classics)
•    "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" (Submarine Deluxe)
•    "Sing Your Song" (HBO Documentary Films)
•    "The Rescuers" (Michael King Productions)
•    "Thunder Soul" (Roadside Attractions)


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 Writing in a Dramatic Series
•    Cheo Hodari Coker - "SouthLAnd" - Punching Water (TNT)
•    Janine Sherman Barrois - "Criminal Minds" - The Bittersweet Science (CBS)
•    Lolis Eric Elie - "Treme" - Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues? (HBO)
•    Pam Veasey - "Ringer" - Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them? (The CW)
•    Zoanne Clack - "Grey's Anatomy" - I Will Survive (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)
•    Alrick Brown - "Kinyarwanda" (AFFRM)
•    Ann Peacock - "The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)
•    Dee Rees - "Pariah" (Focus Features)
•    Elizabeth Hunter, Arlene Gibbs - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)
•    Tate Taylor - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)


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)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
•    Ernest Dickerson - "Treme" - Do Watcha Wanna (HBO)
•    Ken Whittingham - "Parenthood" - Opening Night (NBC)
•    Kevin Sullivan - "NCIS" - Tell-All (CBS)
•    Paris Barclay - "Sons of Anarchy" - Out (FX Network)
•    Seith Mann - "Dexter" - Get Gellar (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)
•    Alrick Brown - "Kinyarwanda" (AFFRM)
•    Angelina Jolie - "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (FilmDistrict)
•    Dee Rees - "Pariah" (Focus Features)
•    Salim Akil - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)
•    Tate Taylor - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)