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Check Out The List Of Notable NAACP Award Nominees

It’s that time of year again, the NAACP Awards are right around corner and scheduled to air on TV ONE on February 11, 2017.

Today the list of nominees were released and DAMN it feels good to see the success that some of our favorite black actors, actresses, artists, writers and comedians have had in 2016.

Among the notables are Beyoncé and her sweet-and-sour Lemonade, Donald Glover and his breakout hit FX series ‘Atlanta’ and Chance The Rapper with his black boy joy mixtape Coloring Book.

Least we forget ‘Moonlight’, which is nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture, Issa Rae’s Twitter-melting HBO series ‘Insecure’ is up for Outstanding Comedy Series and this year’s youngest nominee ‘black-ish’ star Marsai Martin could go home with an award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series.

It’s black and it’s beautiful.

Flip the page to see which of your faves are being recognized for their greatness this year.

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Nate Parker’s controversial film, ‘Birth of a Nation’ is up for Outstanding Motion Picture.

Parker is also nominated for Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture


Taraji P. Henson is nominated for Outstanding Actress In A Motion Picture for ‘Hidden Figures’

Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman could take home a trophy for his amazing portrayal of Black Panther in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

BFI London Film Festival screening of Moonlight

Both Mahershala Ali is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his brief, but impactful role in ‘Moonlight’…

BFI London Film Festival - 'Moonlight' - Premiere

…as is his cast mate Trevante Rhodes


Don Cheadle has a opportunity to go home with some hardware for his role as Miles Davis in ‘Miles Ahead’

The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards-Arrivals in LA

Tracee Ellis-Ross has been nominated for Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series for ‘black-ish’

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Tichina Arnold (3)

Tichina Arnold has been recognized for her role in ‘Survivors Remorse’ with a nomination for Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series…

amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles - Arrivals

…and so is Yvonne Orji for her role in ‘Insecure’


While 50 Cent might not consider an NAACP Award to be a worthy recognition, his series ‘Power’ has been nominated for Outstanding Drama series…

'Empire' FYC ATAS event - Arrivals

…and so is his mortal enemy ‘Empire’

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Rutina Wesley has been nommed for her role in ‘Queen Sugar’

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Kerry Washington has been nommed for ‘Scandal’

Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

Outspoken actor Jesse Williams gets a nod for his role on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’


OG actress Cicely Tyson has been recognized for her performance on “How To Get Away With Murder”


The People v. O.J. Simpson gets a look for Outstanding TV Series Or Limited Series


Cuba Gooding Jr., Sterling Brown AND Courtney B. Vance are nominated for Supporting Actor in Outstanding TV Series

Wouldn’t be surprised of all three of them take the stage regardless of who actually wins.



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