AMCi: NAACP Image Awards Announce Nominees

By Alicia Malone December 10, 2014

The nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards have been announced, with ‘Selma’, ‘Dear White People’, ‘Belle’, ‘Beyond The Lights’ and ‘Get On Up’ up for the top prize.

The awards show is presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, honoring achievements in film, television, music and literature, voted by members of the NAACP. The winners will be announced in a ceremony on February 6, 2015.

Up for Actor in a Motion Picture is Chadwick Boseman from ‘Get On Up’, David Oyelowo from ‘Selma’, Denzel Washington for ‘The Equalizer, Idris Elba for ‘No Good Deed’ and Nate Parker for ‘Beyond the Lights’. For Actress is Gugu Mbatha-Raw from ‘Belle’, Quvenzhane Wallis for ‘Annie’, Taraji P. Henson for ‘No Good Deed’, Tessa Thompson for ‘Dear White People’ and Viola Davis for ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’.

The list of the film nominees are below:

Motion Picture
“Beyond The Lights”
“Dear White People”
“Get On Up”

Actor in a Motion Picture
Chadwick Boseman – “Get On Up”
David Oyelowo – “Selma”
Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer”
Idris Elba – “No Good Deed”
Nate Parker – “Beyond The Lights”

Actress in a Motion Picture
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle”
Quvenzhané Wallis – “Annie”
Taraji P. Henson – “No Good Deed”
Tessa Thompson – “Dear White People”
Viola Davis – “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
André Holland – “Selma”
Cedric the Entertainer – “Top Five”
Common – “Selma”
Danny Glover – “Beyond The Lights”
Wendell Pierce – “Selma”

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Carmen Ejogo – “Selma”
Jill Scott – “Get On Up”
Octavia Spencer – “Get On Up”
Oprah Winfrey – “Selma”
Viola Davis – “Get On Up”

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Dear White People”
“Half of a Yellow Sun”
“JIMI: All Is By My Side”
“Life of a King”

What do you think of these nominees? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Variety

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