As reported earlier, Anthony Anderson is hosting the upcoming 49th NAACP Image Awards. The show’s top nominations include some of the best music, TV, and film have to offer.
In the movie category, Jordan Peele’s Get Out is up for an award. The picture’s recent Golden Globe nomination in the comedy category has had people, including Peele who remarked his movie was a documentary, saying WTF? The realistic horror box office smash will be in the company of Girls Trip, Marshall, Mudbound, and Detroit among others.
In the TV categories, OWN’s Queen Sugar is a strong contender for drama series, up against Power, This Is Us and the now-canceled Underground. As for comedy series, Issa Rae and her show Insecure is getting major love. It is up against fellow HBO series Ballers, ABC’s Blackish, Netflix’s revival of Dear White People, and Survivor’s Remorse.
Jay-Z is cleaning up with 5 nominations in music categories. Not to be outdone, Mary J Blige also has 5 for her very personal work documenting her divorce. According to Variety
, “Filmmaker Ava DuVernay landed a nomination in the entertainer of the year category alongside Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and Jay-Z.”
A complete list of nominees is available here.
Catch the 49th NAACP Image Awards on MLK Jr. Day, January 15, 2018, LIVE at 9/8c on TV One.