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52nd NAACP Image Awards Set to Air on BET on Saturday, March 27that 8:00 PM ET, and to Simulcast Across ViacomCBS Networks,Including for the First Time on CBS  Netflix Leads with...
52nd NAACP Image Awards Set to Air on BET on Saturday, March 27that 8:00 PM ET, and to Simulcast Across ViacomCBS Networks,Including for the First Time on CBS 
 Netflix Leads with 48 Nominations Across the Motion Picture and Television Categories, Beyoncé Leads with 6 Nominations in the Recording Categories and HarperCollins Publishers Leads with 9 Nominations in the Literary Categories
Special Awards Nominees Announced for Entertainer Of The Year and Social Justice Impact
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Today, the full-list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards were announced today in a special virtual event on NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose, actress and singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan, and actor and singer TC Carson. NAACP Image award-winning and Emmy-nominated talk show “The Real”, kicked-off the announcement revealing nominees in 15 categories (watch here) ahead of the virtual event. 

The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special airing on BET and will be simulcast across ViacomCBS Networks including CBS, BET Her, VH1, MTV, MTV2, and LOGO on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 8/7c.

With the rise in usage of streaming services this year, Netflix leads the nominations across the motion picture and television categories with 48 total nominations followed by HBO who received a total of 25 nominations. Beyonce received the most nominations of any artist in the music recording categories with 6 and RCA Records leads with the most nominations across record labels with 12 nominations.

For the literary categories HarperCollins Publishers lead with 9 nominations.

NAACP additionally announced the nominees for the Special Awards categories which include Entertainer of the Year and Social Justice Impact. Nominees for the Entertainer of the Year award include D-Nice, Regina King, Trevor Noah, Tyler Perry and Viola Davis. Nominees for the Social Justice Impact award include April Ryan, Debbie Allen, Lebron James, Stacey Abrams and Tamika Mallory.
“We are excited to recognize and celebrate this year’s nominees, who at times throughout this unprecedented year have provided moments of levity, brought our communities together, and lifted our spirits through culture when we needed it the most,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. 

“BET shares the NAACP’s commitment to engage and empower our community, and we are proud to serve as partners on the 52nd Annual Image Awards,” said BET President Scott Mills. “The NAACP Image Awards uniquely honors our culture and community, recognizing those who help tell our stories through music, TV, movies, and literature. It is a distinct privilege for us to amplify the incredible work of the NAACP—and the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry—across our ViacomCBS properties.

The NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

One of the most iconic annual celebrations of Black excellence, the NAACP Image Awards draws a crowd of the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood. Previous years’ attendees include Rihanna, Lizzo, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Anthony Anderson, Sterling K. Brown, Loni Love, Sheryl Underwood, Mandy Moore, Halle Berry, Common, Dwayne Johnson, Audra Day, John Legend, Lena Waithe, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Oyelowo, Laverne Cox, Octavia Spencer, Issa Rae, Trevor Noah, Yara Shahidi, Danai Gurira, Jacob Latimore, Jill Scott, H.E.R., Jay Pharoah, Jemele Hill, Josh Gad, Loretta Devine, Sylvester Stallone, Meta Golding, Michael Smith, Tyler James Williams, Ava DuVernay, Chadwick Boseman, and many more.

Voting is now open to the public to determine the winners of the 52ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS by visiting – Voting close on Friday, March 5th. Winners will be revealed during the 52st NAACP Image Awards telecast. Non-televised award categories will be announced virtually March 22-26. For all information and the latest news, please follow NAACP Image Awards on Instagram @NAACPImageAwards


Following is the complete list of categories and nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards:


Entertainer of the YearD-NiceRegina KingTrevor NoahTyler PerryViola Davis

Social Justice ImpactApril RyanDebbie AllenLebron JamesStacey AbramsTamika Mallory


Outstanding Comedy Series#blackAF (Netflix)Black-ish (ABC)grown-ish (Freeform)Insecure (HBO)The Last O.G. (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesAnthony Anderson – Black-ish (ABC)Cedric The Entertainer – The Neighborhood (CBS)Don Cheadle – Black Monday (Showtime)Idris Elba – In the Long Run (Starz)Tracy Morgan – The Last O.G. (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesIssa Rae – Insecure (HBO)Folake Olowofoyeku – Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)Regina Hall – Black Monday (Showtime)Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish (ABC)Yara Shahidi – Grown-ish (Freeform)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesAndre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)Deon Cole – Black-ish (ABC)Jay Ellis – Insecure (HBO)Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live (NBC)Laurence Fishburne – Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesJenifer Lewis – Black-ish (ABC)Marsai Martin – Black-ish (ABC)Natasha Rothwell – Insecure (HBO)Tichina Arnold – The Neighborhood (CBS)Yvonne Orji – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Drama SeriesAll Rise (CBS)Bridgerton (Netflix)Lovecraft Country (HBO)Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesJonathan Majors – Lovecraft Country (HBO)Keith David – Greenleaf (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)Nicco Annan – P-Valley (Starz)Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton (Netflix)Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesAngela Bassett – 9-1-1 (FOX)Brandee Evans – P-Valley (Starz)Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country (HBO)Simone Missick – All Rise (CBS)Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesClifford “Method Man” Smith – Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)Delroy Lindo – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)J. Alphonse Nicholson – P-Valley (Starz)Jeffrey Wright – Westworld (HBO)Michael Kenneth Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesAdjoa Andoh – Bridgerton (Netflix)Aunjanue Ellis – Lovecraft Country (HBO)Lynn Whitfield – Greenleaf (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)Mary J. Blige – Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic SpecialHamilton (Disney+)Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (Netflix)Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios)The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic SpecialBlair Underwood – Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (Netflix)Chris Rock – Fargo (FX)Daveed Diggs – Hamilton (Disney+)Leslie Odom, Jr. – Hamilton (Disney+)Nnamdi Asomugha – Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic SpecialAunjanue Ellis – The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime)Kerry Washington – Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You (HBO)Octavia Spencer – Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (Netflix)Tessa Thompson – Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)AM Joy: Remembering John Lewis Special (MSNBC)Desus & Mero: The Obama Interview (Showtime)The Color of Covid (CNN)The New York Times Presents “The Killing of Breonna Taylor” (FX)The Reidout (NBC)

Outstanding Talk SeriesRed Table Talk (Facebook Watch)Tamron Hall (Syndicated )The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)The Shop: Uninterrupted (HBO)

Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)Shark Tank (ABC)United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)Voices of Fire (Netflix)

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)8:46 (Netflix)Black Is King (Disney+)The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion (HBO Max)VERZUZ (APPLE TV)Yvonne Orji: Momma I Made It! (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s ProgramBookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Netflix)Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network)Family Reunion (Netflix)Raven’s Home (Disney Channel)We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited–Series)Alex R. Hibbert – The Chi (Showtime)Lexi Underwood – Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)Lyric Ross – This Is Us (NBC)Marsai Martin – Black-ish (ABC)Miles Brown – Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or EnsembleDon Lemon – CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (CNN)Jada Pinkett Smith – Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)Joy Reid – The Reidout (NBC)LeBron James – The Shop: Uninterrupted (HBO)Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or EnsembleAlfonso Ribeiro – America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)Iyanla Vanzant – Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)Steve Harvey – Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)W. Kamau Bell – United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Guest Performance – Comedy or Drama SeriesChris Rock – Saturday Night Live (NBC)Courtney B. Vance – Lovecraft Country (HBO)Dave Chappelle – Saturday Night Live (NBC)Issa Rae – Saturday Night Live (NBC)Loretta Devine – P-Valley (Starz)

Outstanding Animated SeriesBig Mouth (Netflix)Central Park (Apple TV+)Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix)Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)Aisha Tyler – Archer (FX)Courtney B. Vance – Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story (PBS)Dawnn Lewis – Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access)Deon Cole – Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix)Laya DeLeon Hayes – Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama#FreeRayshawn (Quibi)CripTales (BBC America)Lazor Wulf (Adult Swim)Mapleworth Murders (Quibi)Sincerely, Camille (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Performance in a Short Form SeriesGiancarlo Esposito – The Broken and the Bad ( )J.B. Smoove – Mapleworth Murders (Quibi)Jasmine Cephas Jones – #FreeRayshawn (Quibi)Laurence Fishburne – #FreeRayshawn (Quibi)Stephan James – #FreeRayshawn (Quibi)

Outstanding Short Form Series – Reality/NonfictionAmerican Masters – Unladylike2020 (PBS)Benedict Men (Quibi)Between The Scenes – The Daily Show (Comedy Central)In The Making (PBS)Inspire Change Series (NFL Network)

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television)Katori Hall – P-Valley (Starz)Keith Knight – Woke (Hulu)Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Hulu)Raynelle Swilling – Cherish the Day (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)Teri Schaffer – Cherish the Day (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)


Outstanding New ArtistChika – High Rises (Warner Records)Doja Cat – Say So (RCA Records/Kemosabe )D Smoke – Black Habits (WoodWorks Records / EMPIRE)Giveon – When It’s All Said And Done (Epic Records)Skip Marley – Higher Place (Island Records/ Tuff Gong Records)

Outstanding Male ArtistBig Sean – Detroit 2 (Def Jam Recordings/G.O.O.D Music)Black Thought – Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able (Republic Records)Charlie Wilson – All of My Love (P Music Group/BMG)Drake – Laugh Now, Cry Later (Republic Records)John Legend – Bigger Love (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Female ArtistBeyoncé – Black Parade (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)Jazmine Sullivan – Lost One (RCA Records)Ledisi – Anything For You (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)Alicia Keys – Alicia (RCA Records)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual AlbumI Can’t Breathe – H.E.R. (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)Anything For You – Ledisi (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)Black is King – Beyonce´ (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)Brown Skin Girl – Beyonce’ feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blu Ivy Carter (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)Do It – Chloe x Halle (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)

Outstanding AlbumAlicia – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)b7 – Brandy (Brand Nu/eOne)Bigger Love – John Legend (Columbia Records)Chilombo – Jhené Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)The Wild Card – LEDISI (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation AlbumMa Rainey’s Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film) – Branford Marsalis (Milan)Insecure: Music from the HBO Original Series – Various Artists (Atlantic Records)Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – Various Artists (Atlantic Records )Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall (Walt Disney Records)The First Ladies of Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic Soundtrack – Donald Lawrence (Relevé Entertainment)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian AlbumChosen Vessel – Marvin Sapp (RCA Inspiration)Gospel According to PJ – PJ Morton (Morton Inspiration / Tyscot Records)I Am – Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspiration)Kierra – Kierra Sheard (Karew/RCA Inspiration)The Return – The Clark Sisters (Karew/Motown)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian SongAll in His Plan – PJ Morton (Morton Inspiration / Tyscot Records)Never Lost – CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel)Something Has To Break – Kierra Sheard feat. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard (Karew/RCA Inspiration)Strong God – Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA Records)Touch from You – Tamela Mann (TillyMann Inc.)

Outstanding Jazz Album – InstrumentalBe Water – Christian Sands (Mack Avenue Music Group)Music From and Inspired By Soul – Jon Batiste (Walt Disney Records)Omega – Immanuel Wilkins (Blue Note Records)Reciprocity – George Burton (Inner Circle Music)The Iconoclast – Barry Stephenson (Independent)

Outstanding Jazz Album – VocalDonny Duke and Wonder – Nathan Mitchell (ENM Music Group)Holy Room – Live at Alte Oper – Somi (Salon Africana)Pulling Off The Covers – Mike Phillips (Sono Recording Group)Stronger – Jeff Bradshaw (Bone Deep Enterprises)The Eddy (From The Netflix Original Series) – The Eddy (Arista Records)

Outstanding Soul/R&B SongI Can’t Breathe – H.E.R. (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)Anything For You – LEDISI (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)B.S. feat. H.E.R – Jhené Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)Black Parade – Beyonce’ (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)Do It – Chloe x Halle (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap SongDeep Reverence feat. Nipsey Hussle – Big Sean (Brand Nu/eOne)Savage Remix – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé (300 Entertainment / 1501 Certified Ent. LLC)Cool Off – Missy Elliott (Atlantic Records)Laugh Now, Cry Later – Drake (Republic Records)Life Is Good – Future & Drake (Epic Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)Alicia Keys feat. Jill Scott – Jill Scott (RCA Records)Chloe x Halle – Wonder What She Thinks Of Me (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Babyface – He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It (BMG)Kem feat. Toni Braxton – Live Out Your Love (Motown Records)Ledisi and PJ Morton – Anything For You (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)Alicia Keys feat. Khalid – So Done (RCA Records)Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle – Deep Reverence (Def Jam Recordings/G.O.O.D Music)Chloe x Halle – Do It (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)Jhené Aiko feat. H.E.R. – B.S. (Def Jam Recordings)Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – Savage Remix (300 Entertainment / 1501 Certified Ent. LLC)

Outstanding International SongBlessed – Buju Banton (Roc Nation Records)Lockdown – Original Koffee (Promise Land Recordings)Pressure (Remix) – Original Koffee feat. Buju Banton (Promise Land Recordings)Tanana – Davido feat. Tiwa Savage (RCA Records/Sony Music U.K./Davido Worldwide Entertainment)Temptation – Tiwa Savage (Motown Records)

Outstanding Producer of the YearDonald LawrenceHit-BoyJathan WilsonSean KeysTM88MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Motion PictureBad Boys For Life (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment)Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)One Night In Miami… (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureAnthony Mackie – The Banker (Apple)Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)Forest Whitaker – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)Will Smith – Bad Boys For Life (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion PictureIssa Rae – The Photograph (Universal Pictures)Janelle Monáe – Antebellum (Lionsgate)Madalen Mills – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)Tracee Ellis Ross – The High Note (Focus Features)Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureAldis Hodge – One Night In Miami… (Amazon Studios)Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)Clarke Peters – Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)Colman Domingo – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)Glynn Turman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureAnika Noni Rose – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)Gabourey Sidibe – Antebellum (Lionsgate)Nia Long – The Banker (Apple)Phylicia Rashad – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)Taylour Paige – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)

Outstanding Independent Motion PictureEmperor (Universal Home Video)Farewell Amor (IFC Films)Miss Juneteenth (Vertical Entertainment)The 24th (Vertical Entertainment)The Banker (Apple)

Outstanding International Motion PictureAinu Mosir (ARRAY)His House (Netflix)Night of the Kings (Neon)The Last Tree (ArtMattan Productions)The Life Ahead (La vita davanti a se) (Netflix)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion PictureDayo Okeniyi – Emperor (Universal Home Video)Dominique Fishback – Project Power (Netflix)Jahi Di’Allo Winston – Charm City Kings (HBO Max)Jahzir Bruno – The Witches (Warner Bros. Pictures)Madalen Mills – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureDa 5 Bloods (Netflix)Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)Soul (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)The Banker (Apple)

Outstanding Animated Motion PictureOnward (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Over the Moon (Netflix)Scoob! (Warner Bros. Pictures)Soul (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Trolls World Tour (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion PictureAhmir-Khalib Thompson aka Questlove – Soul (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Angela Bassett – Soul (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Chris Rock – The Witches (Warner Bros. Pictures)Jamie Foxx – Soul (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Phylicia Rashad – Soul (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Short Form. (Live Action)Baldwin Beauty (Powderkeg Media)Black Boy Joy (Film Independent Project Involve )Gets Good LightHomeMr. & Mrs. Ellis (AMB Productions)

Outstanding Short Form (Animated)Canvas (Netflix)Cops and Robbers (Netflix)Loop (Pixar Animation Studios)The Power of Hope (The Power Of Hope)Windup (Unity Technologies)

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)Loira Limbal – Through the Night (Third Shift Media, Inc.)Melissa Haizlip – Mr. Soul! (Shoes In The Bed Productions)Nadia Hallgren – Becoming (A Higher Ground Productions and Big Mouth Productions Film for Netflix)Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version (Netflix)Remi Weekes – His House (Netflix)


Outstanding Documentary (Film)All In: The Fight For Democracy (Amazon Studios)Coded Bias (7th Empire Media)John Lewis: Good Trouble (Magnolia Pictures/Participant)Mr. Soul! (Shoes in the Bed Productions)On the Record (HBO Max)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)And She Could Be Next (PBS)Black Love (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (EPIX)The Last Dance (ESPN / Netflix)Unsung (TV One)


Outstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesIssa Rae – Insecure – “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself” (HBO)Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon – Little America – “The Rock” (Apple TV+)Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You – “Ego Death” (HBO)Mindy Kaling, Lang Fisher – Never Have I Ever “Pilot” (Netflix)Rajiv Joseph – Little America – “The Manager” (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesAttica Locke – Little Fires Everywhere – “The Spider Web” (Hulu)Erika L. Johnson, Mark Richard – The Good Lord Bird – “A Wicked Plot” (Showtime)Jessica Lamour – Little Voice – “Love Hurts” (Apple TV+)Katori Hall – P-Valley – “Perpetratin'” (Starz)Tanya Barfield – Mrs. America – “Shirley” (FX)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or SpecialDiallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin, D. Rodney Carter, Emily Goldwyn, Rob Haze, Zuri Salahuddin, Bennett Webber, Evan Williams, Will Miles – Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month Spectacular (IFC)Eugene Ashe – Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios)Geri Cole – The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special (HBO Max)Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton (Disney+)Sylvia L. Jones, Camille Tucker – The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion PictureDavid E. Talbert – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)Kemp Powers – One Night in Miami… (Amazon Studios)Lee Isaac Chung – Minari (A24)Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, Mike Jones – Soul (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)Mary Mazzio – A Most Beautiful Thing (Peacock)Melissa Haizlip – Mr. Soul! (Maysles Documentary Center)Nile Cone – The Beat Don’t Stop (TV One)Royal Kennedy Rodgers – Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story (PBS)Yoruba Richen, Elia Gasull Balada, Valerie Thomas – The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show (Peacock)

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesAnya Adams – Black-ish – “Hair Day” (ABC)Aurora Guerrero – Little America – “The Jaguar” (Apple TV+)Eric Dean Seaton – Black-ish – “Our Wedding Dre” (ABC)Kabir Akhtar – Never Have I Ever – “… started a nuclear war” (Netflix)Sam Miller, Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You – “Ego Death” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama SeriesCheryl Dunye – Lovecraft Country – “Strange Case” (HBO)Hanelle Culpepper – Star Trek: Picard – “Remembrance” (CBS All Access)Misha Green – Lovecraft Country – “Jig-a-Bobo” (HBO)Nzingha Stewart – Little Fires Everywhere – “The Uncanny” (Hulu)Steve McQueen – Small Axe – “Mangrove” (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or SpecialBeyoncé Knowles Carter, Emmanuel Adeji, Blitz Bazawule, Kwasi Fordjour – Black Is King (Disney+)Christine Swanson – The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime)Chuck Vinson, Alan Muraoka – The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special (HBO Max)Eugene Ashe – Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios)Kamilah Forbes – Between The World And Me (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion PictureDavid E. Talbert – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix)George C. Wolfe – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Old Guard (Netflix)Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version (Netflix)Regina King – One Night in Miami… (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)Keith McQuirter – By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)Muta’Ali – Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (HBO)Sam Pollard, Maro Chermayeff – Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (Ep. 1 & 2) (HBO)Simcha Jacobovici – Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (EPIX)Yoruba Richen – The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show (Peacock)


Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction Black Bottom Saints – Alice Randall (HarperCollins Publishers)Lakewood – Megan Giddings (HarperCollins Publishers)Riot Baby – Tochi Onyebuchi (TorDotCom Publishing, imprint of Tom Doherty Associates)The Awkward Black Man – Walter Mosley (Grove Atlantic)The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – NonfictionA Black Women’s History of the United States – Daina Berry (Beacon Press)A Promised Land – Barack Obama (Crown)Driving While Black – Gretchen Sorin (W. W. Norton & Company)Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America – Michael Eric Dyson (St. Martin’s Press)We’re Better Than This – Elijah Cummings (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author A Knock at Midnight – Brittany Barnett (Penguin Random House)Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World – Cole Brown (Skyhorse)Lakewood – Megan Giddings (HarperCollins Publishers)The Compton Cowboys – Walter Thompson-Hernandez (HarperCollins Publishers)We’re Better Than This – Elijah Cummings (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team – Arshay Cooper (Macmillan)A Promised Land – Barack Obama (Crown)Olympic Pride, American Prejudice – Deborah Draper (Simon & Schuster)The Dead Are Arising – Les Payne, Tamara Payne (W. W. Norton & Company)Willie: The Game-Changing Story of the NHL’s First Black Player – Willie O’Ree (Penguin Canada)Outstanding Literary

Work – InstructionalDo Right by Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Space – Valerie Harrison (Temple University Press)Living Lively – Haile Thomas (HarperCollins Publishers)The Black Foster Youth Handbook – Ángela Quijada-Banks (Soulful Liberation)The Woman God Created You to Be: Finding Success Through Faith–Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Lenox Press)Vegetable Kingdom – Bryant Terry (Penguin Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry Homie – Danez Smith (Graywolf Press)Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry – John Murillo (Four Way Books)Seeing the Body – Rachel Eliza Griffiths (W. W. Norton & Company)The Age of Phillis – Honorée Jeffers (Wesleyan University Press)Un-American – Hafizah Geter (Wesleyan University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – ChildrenI Promise – LeBron James, Nina Mata (HarperCollins)Just Like a Mama – Alice Faye Duncan, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Simon & Schuster)Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice – Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman (Simon & Schuster)She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm – Katheryn Russell-Brown, Eric Velasquez (Lee & Low Books)The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver – Gene Barretta, Frank Morrison (HarperCollins)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens Before the Ever After – Jacqueline Woodson (Penguin Random House)Black Brother, Black Brother – Jewell Parker Rhodes (Hachette Book Group)Dear Justyce – Nic Stone (Crown Books for Young Readers)Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning – Jason Reynolds (Hachette Book Group)This is Your Time – Ruby Bridges (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

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