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43rd NAACP Image Award Nominees Announced

Actress Taraji P. Henson is among the nominees announced for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards, announced today during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA.

Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives), Tracee Ellis Ross (Reed Between the Lines) and Craig Robinson (The Office) were on hand to announce the nominees. ABC and CBS lead the TV categories with 18 and 16 nominations, followed by HBO and BET with 15.

The Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. NBC will air the ceremony live on Friday, February 17 beginning at 8:00 PM.

The nominees include:

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
  • “The Good Wife” (CBS)
  • “Treme” (HBO

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • Andre Braugher – “Men of A Certain Age” (TNT)
  • Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
  • L.L. Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
  • Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
  • Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

  • Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
  • Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
  • Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest” (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
  • Ice T – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
  • James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • Nelsan Ellis – “True Blood” (HBO)
  • Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alfre Woodard – “Memphis Beat” (TNT)
  • Anika Noni Rose – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
  • Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
  • Diahann Carroll – “White Collar” (USA Network)
  • Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • Bryton James – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Emerson Brooks – “All My Children” (ABC)
  • James Reynolds – “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
  • Texas Battle – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Christel Khalil – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young & the Restless” (CBS)
  • Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Yvette Freeman – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
  • “The Game” (BET)
  • “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
  • Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
  • Pooch Hall – “The Game” (BET)
  • Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
  • Tia Mowry-Hardrict – “The Game” (BET)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
  • Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
  • J.B. Smoove – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
  • Nick Cannon – “Up All Night” (NBC)
  • Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
  • Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
  • Maya Rudolph – “Up All Night” (NBC)
  • Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

For the complete list of nominees, visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net/43/nominees-and-honorees/

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