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Here are the 41st NAACP Image Award Nominees

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On Wednesday, January 6th, a live press conference revealed the 41st NAACP Image Award nominees, with Taye Diggs, Michael Strahan, Wanda Sykes, Kyle Massey, Chris Massey, Tatyana Ali, and NAACP executives making the announcements.

The 41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Airs Live Friday, February 26 On FOX at 8 p.m.

Top television nominations include Grey’s Anatomy receiving 6 nominations, followed by Everybody Hates Chris and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne both receiving 4 nominations. Top nominations in music went to Jay-Z and Maxwell both receiving 5 nominations, followed by Alicia Keys with 3 and Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna with 2 each.

Here’s a list of the 41st NAACP Image Award 2009 nominees:

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock (NBC)
Everybody Hates Chris (CW)
Glee (FOX)
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS)
Ugly Betty (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

Cold Case (CBS)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
HawthoRNe (TNT)
Lincoln Heights (ABC Family)
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (HBO)

Outstanding Talk Series

Lopez Tonight (TBS)
The Mo’Nique Show (BET)
The Tyra Banks Show (CW)
The View (ABC)
The Wanda Sykes Show (FOX)

RECORDING CATEGORIES

Outstanding New Artist

• Jeremih (Def Jam)
• Keri Hilson (Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 Inc/Interscope Records)
• K’Jon (Universal Republic Records)
• Kristinia DeBarge (Def Jam)
• Melanie Fiona (SRC/Universal/Motown)

Outstanding Male Artist

• Anthony Hamilton (SoSo Def/Jive Records)
• Charlie Wilson (Jive Label Group)
• Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
• Maxwell (Columbia Records)
• Ne-Yo (Def Jam)

Outstanding Female Artist

• Alicia Keys (Columbia Records)
• India.Arie (Universal Republic Records)
• Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)
• Rihanna (Def Jam)
• Whitney Houston (Artista Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

• 3 Mo’ Divas (MariMo’ Music Inc.)
• The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
• Day26 (Bad Boy Records)
• Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
• Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Music Video

Blame It – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
Boom Boom Pow – The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
I Look To You – Whitney Houston (Arista)
Pretty Wings – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment

Outstanding Song

Bad Habits – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
Blame It – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
God In Me – Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
Pretty Wings – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album

The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
BLACKsummers’night – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
The Element of Freedom – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel – Mariah Carey (Def Jam)
Stronger With Each Tear – Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)

LITERATURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

Basketball Jones – E. Lynn Harris (deceased) (Doubleday)
Before I Forget – Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Agate Bolden)
Life is Short But Wide – J. California Cooper (Doubleday)
The Book of Night Women – Marlon James Riverhead Books)
The Long Fall – Walter Mosley (Riverhead Books)

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Motion Picture

The Blind Side (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Invictus (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Michael Jackson’s: This Is It (Columbia Pictures)
Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
The Princess and the Frog (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

• Denzel Washington – The Taking of Pelham 123 (Columbia Pictures)
• Idris Elba – Obsessed (Screen Gems)
• Jamie Foxx – Law Abiding Citizen (Overture Films)
• Morgan Freeman – Invictus (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Quinton Aaron – The Blind Side (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

• Anika Noni Rose – The Princess and the Frog (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
• Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Sophie Okonedo – Skin (Jour De Fete Films)
• Taraji P. Henson – Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

• Adam Rodriguez – Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Lionsgate)
• Anthony Mackie – The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment)
• Chiwetel Ejiofor – 2012 (Columbia Pictures)
• Danny Glover – 2012 (Columbia Pictures)
• Lenny Kravitz – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

• Alfre Woodard – American Violet (Universal Pictures)
• Mariah Carey – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
• Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
• Paula Patton – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
• Zoe Saldana – Avatar (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

• F. Gary Gray – Law Abiding Citizen (Overture Films)
• George Tillman, Jr. – Notorious (Fox Searchlight)
• Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
• Scott Sanders – Black Dynamite (Apparition)
• Spike Lee – Passing Strange: The Movie (IFC Films/Sundance Selects)

Information provided by The Lippin Group

Did your favorite make it to the list of 41st NAACP Image Award 2009 nominees? Who do you think will take home the trophies? Do you think anyone got snubbed of a nomination? There’s only one way to find out: watch the awards show on February 26 to see if you made the winning picks.


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