NAACP Image Awards Announced – CBS and BET Score Big

The NAACP announced the nominees for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards at a live press conference presented by TV One, to the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Ca, January 9.  CBS (Criminal Minds) and BET (Mandela: Freedom’s Father) lead the list with 19 and 16 respectively, in the TV category.  ABC (Scandal) followed with 15 and HBO (Treme’) grabbing13 nominations. The 45th NNACP Image Awards will  be telecast February 22 on TV One.

Lee Daniels' The ButlerMotion picture category leaders are, The Weinstein Company (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Best Man Holiday, Fruitvale Station) which received 17 nominations, and Fox Searchlight (12 Years A Slave, Black Nativity, Baggage Claim), with 7 nods.

RCA received the most nods in the recording category with 10 nominations.  Atlantic followed closely with eight, while Columbia nabbed seven.best-man-holiday-BMH_Fin1Sheet_9P_rgb

Among the nominees  are:  Oprah Winfrey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Angela Bassett, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Alfre Woddard, Octavia Spencer, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Beyonce’, Mary J. Blige, Alica Keys, Tonie Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Janelle Monae’.

For a complete list of nominees click here.

The 45th NAACP Image Awards winners will be announced on February 21 for non-televised categories.  The televised segments will air live, February 22. The one hour pre-show red carpet event airs 8p.m. ET/PT.  The awards show (delayed telecast) will be broadcasts at 9p.m. ET/PT on TV One.

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Lin. Woods is a veteran faith based entertainment writer, editor, voice over talent and children's book author. As a writer and editor, she's written for Urban Network, urbannetwork.com, ABC Radio Networks, and DMI. Her work history includes positions at Warner Bros. Records, Ice Capades and Lorimar Telepictures. Woods is also a radio personality and voice over talent who has worked at Clear Channel Radio St. Louis and as a syndicated radio host and producer for Lee Bailey Communications' international syndicated Inside Gospel Entertainment News radio show. Woods is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Fisk University-Nashville, TN and spends her time between St. Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA.

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