2013 Image Award Film And TV Nominations Unveiled

The Weinstein Company’s Django Unchained leads the film nominees and ABC tops the TV side with 20 mentions for the 44th NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be announced February 1 in a ceremony airing live on NBC. Here’s the full list of film and TV noms released today:

Outstanding Comedy Series
• “Glee” (FOX)
• “Modern Family” (ABC)
• “The Game” (BET)
• “The Mindy Project” (FOX)
• “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
• Anthony Anderson – “Guys with Kids” (NBC)
• Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
• Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies” (Showtime)
• Donald Faison – “The Exes” (TV Land)
• Hosea Chanchez – “The Game” (BET)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
• Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
• Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• Kellita Smith – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
• Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl” (TV One)
• Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
• Aziz Ansari – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
• Donald Glover – “Community” (NBC)
• Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
• Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
• Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
• Gladys Knight – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
• Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
• “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• “Scandal” (ABC)
• “Treme” (HBO)
• “True Blood” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
• Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
• Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
• LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
• Michael Clarke Duncan – “The Finder” (FOX)
• Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
• Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
• Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Clarke Peters – “Treme” (HBO)
• Dev Patel – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
• Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)
• Rockmond Dunbar – “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)
• Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• Joy Bryant – “Parenthood” (NBC)
• Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Lucy Lui – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Rutina Wesley – “True Blood” (HBO)
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
• “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
• “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• “Sugar Mommas” (GMC TV)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Afemo Omilami – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Cuba Gooding, Jr. – “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
• Michael Jai White – “Somebody’s Child” (GMC TV)
• Rockmond Dunbar – “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
• Tory Kittles – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Alfre Woodard – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Jill Scott – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Keke Palmer – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• Phylicia Rashad – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Queen Latifah – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
• Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Erik Valdez – “General Hospital” (ABC)
• James Reynolds – “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
• Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Rodney Saulsberry – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
• Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Shenell Edmonds – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
• Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
• “Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview with The President” (MTV)
• “Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
• “Save My Son with Dr. Steve Perry” (TV One)
• “Unsung” (TV One)
• “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” (TV One)
Outstanding Talk Series
• “Don’t Sleep!” (BET)
• “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
• “The View” (ABC)
• “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX)
Outstanding Reality Series
• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
• “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)
• “The X Factor” (FOX)
• “Tia & Tamera” (Style)
• “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)
Outstanding Variety Series or Special
• “Black Girls Rock” (BET)
• “Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots 35 Years Later” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)
• “The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls” (OWN)
• “Verses & Flow” (TV One)
Outstanding Children’s Program
• “Degrassi” (TeenNick)
• “Kasha and the Zulu King” (BET)
• “The Legend of Korra” (Nickelodeon)
• “The TeenNick HALO Awards 2012” (Nick@Nite)
• “The Weight of the Nation for Kids” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)
• China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
• Keke Palmer – “Winx Club” (Nickelodeon)
• Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior block on Disney Channel)
• Nick Cannon – “The TeenNick HALO Awards 2012” (Nick@Nite)
• Tyler James Williams – “Let It Shine” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Motion Picture
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
• Denzel Washington – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• Jamie Foxx – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• Morgan Freeman – “The Magic of Belle Isle” (Magnolia Pictures)
• Suraj Sharma – “Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox)
• Tyler Perry – “Alex Cross” (Summit Entertainment)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
• Emayatzy Corinealdi – “Middle of Nowhere” (AAFRM)
• Halle Berry – “Cloud Atlas” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Loretta Devine – “In The Hive” (Eone Entertainment)
• Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Viola Davis – “Won’t Back Down” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
• David Oyelowo – “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
• Don Cheadle – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• Dwight Henry – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Lenny Kravitz – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
• Samuel L. Jackson – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
• Amandla Stenberg – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
• Gloria Reuben – “Lincoln” (The Walt Disney Studios)
• Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• Phylicia Rashad – “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
• Taraji P. Henson – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• “Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
• “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• “Unconditional” (Harbinger Media Partners)
• “Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day” (Codeblack)
Outstanding International Motion Picture
• “Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
• “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada” (ARC Entertainment)
• “Special Forces” (eOne Films)
• “The Intouchables” (The Weinstein Company)
• “The Raid: Redemption” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical or Television)
• “Black Wings” (Smithsonian Channel)
• “Brooklyn Castle” (Producers Distribution Agency)
• “First Position” (IFC Films)
• “Marley” (Magnolia Pictures)
• “On the Shoulders of Giants – The Story of the Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of” (Showtime)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
• Karin Gist – “House of Lies” – Mini-Mogul (Showtime)
• Marc Wilmore – “The Simpsons” – The Spy Who Learned Me (FOX)
• Michael Shipley – “Last Man Standing” – High Expectations (ABC)
• Prentice Penny – “Happy Endings” – Meet the Parrots (ABC)
• Vali Chandrasekaran, Robert Carlock – “30 Rock” – Murphy Brown Lied to Us (NBC)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
• Cheo Hodari Coker – “SouthLAnd” – God’s Work (TNT)
• Janine Sherman Barrios – “Criminal Minds” – The Pact (CBS)
• Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Flight (ABC)
• Shonda Rhimes – “Scandal” – Sweet Baby (ABC)
• Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – This Magic Moment (ABC)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
• Elizabeth Hunter – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• John Gatins – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• John Ridley, Aaron McGruder – “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• Keith Merryman, David A. Newman – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)
• Ol Parker – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

  1. It seems like every year the Image Awards undermines their own credibility with some of their nomination choices.

    Best Actor- Tyler Perry (Alex Cross)?
    Outstanding Writing – “Red Tails”?

    1. Also – Amber Riley for Glee? Girl was pushed to just play furniture and have one-two line for the past two seasons. And this is Best Comedy Actress.

      Hill Harper for “CSI: NY”? This is best Drama Actor! LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles”?

      Those nominations are just really sad. It’s like they put every non-white actor they could find. They should have just reduced nominees in categories to 3 instead of 5 if they can’t find enough good actors. I’m surprised there is no Giancarlo Esposito for Revolution if they include everyone. I’m sure he gave better performance then LL Cool J and Hill Harper

      1. Agreed. They had the chance to nominate the worthy Michael Kenneth Williams in Boardwalk Empire, and with all this filler, they didn’t. Ditto Giancarlo Esposito.

  2. They leave the awards open to all members. Anyone who donates gets a vote. I guess people tend to vote for what they’ve heard of, not what’s actually good. It’s too bad that they’re “Image” awards because so many of these don’t promote a great image. They should be called the “Existence” awards. No artistic or social merits required.

  3. Yikes. Slim pickins. Maybe they need to pack up these lame awards that no one cares about (and I’m black btw). Or maybe they need to venture out of the ol’ US of A and start nominating some black folks in Europe or Africa. How about Omar Sy in The Intouchables or Joey Starr in Polisse (he was fantastic) or James Howson in Wuthering Heights?

    How about Lee Daniels, Macy Gray and David Oyelowo for The Paperboy? They were great.

    It’s all too telling that in this “post racial” moment in history there are still so few good rolls for non-whites.

  4. Janine Sherman Barrois for Best Dramatic Writer Criminal Minds gets my vote! The ending scene with Kim Wayans was so satisfying. It’s a pity that The Lesson isn’t Award-nomination timed or I would argue that she deserves two nominations!

    I wish there were more categories or that they were worded differenty though…somehow Criminal Minds seems disadvantaged in a “Drama” category when up against a show like Greys :(

  5. Wow. For the 3rd straight year Tatyana Ali has been nominated for “The Young and the Restless” and she has had maybe, at a stretch, 5 minutes of airtime the entire year. She’s won this award the past 2 years based on a body of work totaling bout 10 minutes of scenes those years. She’s spent more time in the audience of the NAACP Awards than she has on the Y&R set. She’s talented and I’m sure she appreciates the awards but come on NAACP, limit the nominations to true stars of TV shows, not those in walk on roles.

  6. I’m just happy to see Rockmond Dunbar on there. The Image awards are far, faaaaaaaaar from perfect and yes, most categories are filled with anyone and everyone that has had even 1 line of dialogue on a show, and who happens to be anything but white. With that said, I actually think he’s a talented guy, on a strong show (Sons of Anarchy) and over the course of his career has truly put out great performance after great performance. I can’t wait for him to really take off and get some lead roles in film, hell, even TV. Solid job Rock!

  7. The omission of Aunjanue Ellis is a sign that this is a popularity contest. She shut it down in Abduction: The Carlina White Story. There are actors nominated in the TV categories who are not Series Regulars. Do your homework people. There are other African American actors working under contract than these nominations would have you believe! And they are doing good work!!!

  8. What? No love for HBO’s “Girls?” After everything Lena Dunham has done to positively portray people of color?!

    This oversight just shows what a joke these awards are! “Girls” deserved nominations in every category!!!!

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