NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black Panther’ earns 13 nominations

Chadwick Boseman. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Feb. 14 (UPI) — The NAACP Image Awards announced a list of nominees for its 50th annual ceremony.

The movies “Black Panther,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “BlacKkKlansman” and the TV series “black-ish,” “Insecure” and “This is Us” were among the 2019 nominees announced Wednesday.

“Black Panther” led the motion picture categories with 13 nominations. The Marvel movie is up for Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for Chadwick Boseman and other awards.

Spike Lee‘s movie “BlacKkKlansman” and Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” were also among the film nominees. The movies will compete with “Black Panther” for Outstanding Motion Picture.

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The nominees for Outstanding Motion Picture are @theblackpanther, @blackkklansman, @CrazyRichMovie, @bealestreet, and @TheHateUGive.

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“black-ish” was the most-nominated TV comedy. The ABC series is up for nine awards, including Outstanding Comedy series. The show will compete for the award with HBO comedy “Insecure,” which was nominated for five awards.

Popular ABC drama “This is Us” and the Showtime series “The Chi” both earned five nominations in the TV drama categories. The pair will compete for Outstanding Drama Series, along with “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Power” and “Queen Sugar.”

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The nominees for Outstanding Drama Series are @HowToGetAwayABC, @power_starz, @queensugarown, @shothechi, and @nbcthisisus.

“Black Panther” opened in theaters in in February 2018 and has earned over $1.3 billion at the box office. The film, starring Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright, is also nominated for seven awards at the Academy Awards.


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