via press release:


Live TV Special and Red Carpet Pre-Show to Air Friday, February 6 on TV ONE

Entertainer of the Year Voting Opens

ABC and Lifetime Lead the Nominees in the TV Categories

Columbia Records Leads in the Recording Category

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (December 9, 2014) – The nominees for THE 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

were announced today during a press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills,

CA. The categories and nominees were announced by Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Gina

Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Alfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder), Aja Naomi King (How To

Get Away With Murder) and Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) who were joined by the President

and CEO of the NAACP, Cornell William Brooks. In addition, for the first time, the event was live

streamed and special commentary was provided by Nischelle Turner (Entertainment Tonight) and

Jake Smollett (Actor).

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of

television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice

through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event

which will broadcast LIVE on TV ONE on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour

special. A one-hour pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c.

“The Image Awards continues the NAACP’s quest to celebrate and uplift individuals who model

principles of hard work, perseverance, and community empowerment. I believe this year’s nominees

exemplify just that,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors.

“We have enjoyed a great collaboration with TV One and look forward to working with them again

this year to create a wonderful evening of entertainment”.

“It was an honor to be part of today’s announcement recognizing the outstanding artistic

achievements by members of our community. The NAACP Image Awards is more than just a

ceremony, but an institution for artists and social justice pioneers of color”, stated Cornell William

Brooks, President & CEO, NAACP. “As the Image Awards continues to grow and evolve, the

principles of social justice remain at its core”.

Outstanding Comedy Series

• “black-ish” (ABC)

• “House of Lies” (Showtime)

• “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

• “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

• “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

• Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)

• Anthony Anderson – “‘black-ish” (ABC)

• Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)

• Keegan-Michael Key – “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

• Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

• Mindy Kaling – “The Mindy Project” (FOX)

• Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)

• Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)

• Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

• Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

• Boris Kodjoe – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

• Glynn Turman – “House of Lies” (Showtime)

• Laurence Fishburne – “black-ish” (ABC)

• Marcus Scribner – “black-ish” (ABC)

• Terry Crews – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)

Adrienne C. Moore – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

• Laverne Cox – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

• Lorraine Toussaint – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

• Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

• Yara Shahidi – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

• “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

• “House of Cards” (Netflix)

• “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

• “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

• LL Cool J – “NCIS: LA” (CBS)

• Omar Epps – “Resurrection” (ABC)

• Omari Hardwick – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

• Shemar Moore – “Criminal Minds” (CBS)

• Taye Diggs – “Murder in the First” (TNT)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

• Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

• Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)

• Nicole Beharie – “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)

• Octavia Spencer – “Red Band Society” (FOX)

• Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

• Alfred Enoch – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

• Courtney B. Vance – “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

• Guillermo Diaz – “Scandal” (ABC)

• Jeffrey Wright – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

• Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

• Aja Naomi King – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

• Alfre Woodard – “State of Affairs” (NBC)

• Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

• Jada Pinkett Smith – “Gotham” (FOX)

• Khandi Alexander – “Scandal” (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

• “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

• “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)

• “Drumline: A New Beat” (VH1)

• “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)

• “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

• Blair Underwood – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

• Charles S. Dutton – “Comeback Dad” (UP Entertainment)

• Larenz Tate – “Gun Hill” (BET)

• Mekhi Phifer – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

• Ving Rhames – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

• Angela Bassett – “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)

• Cicely Tyson – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

• Keke Palmer – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

• Regina King – “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)

• Vanessa Williams – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

• “America After Ferguson” (PBS)

• “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS)

• “Melissa Harris Perry” (MSNBC)

• “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)

• “Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

• “Oprah Prime” (OWN)

• “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

• “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)

• “The View” (ABC)

• “The Wendy Williams Show” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Series

• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)

• “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)

• “Shark Tank” (ABC)

• “The Voice” (NBC)

• “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special

• “BET Awards” (BET)

• “Family Feud” (Syndicated)

• “On the Run: Beyoncé and Jay Z” (HBO)

• “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)

• “UNCF An Evening of Stars” (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, The CW, BET, Centric)

Outstanding Children’s Program

• “Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass” (HBO)

• “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)

• “Dora and Friends: Into The City!” (Nickelodeon)

• “HALO Awards” (Nickelodeon)

• “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome” (HUB)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

• Amber Montana – “Haunted Hathaways” (Nickelodeon)

• China Anne McClain – “How to Build a Better Boy” (Disney Channel)

• Curtis Harris – “Haunted Hathaways” (Nickelodeon)

• Fatima Ptacek – “Dora and Friends: Into The City!” (Nickelodeon)

• Taliyah Whitaker – “Wallykazam!” (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Host in a Talk, Reality, News/ Information or Variety

• Chris Rock – “BET Awards” (BET)

• Gwen Ifill – “America After Ferguson” (PBS)

• Melissa Harris Perry – “Melissa Harris Perry” (MSNBC)

• Queen Latifah – “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)

• Steve Harvey – “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

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