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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Black-ish’ and Childish Gambino Lead 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominations

The Wrap Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ()
‘Black Panther,’ ‘Black-ish’ and Childish Gambino Lead 50th NAACP Image Awards NominationsMarvel’s “Black Panther” scored 15 NAACP Image Awards nominations between the film categories and the recording categories for its soundtrack featuring Kendrick Lamar, while the ABC show “Black-ish” created by Kenya Barris scored nine nominations.

The full list of nominations for the 50th annual awards were announced Wednesday by NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson, and Alfred Liggins, chairman and CEO for TV One. The winners will be revealed during the live special airing on TV One on Mar. 30.

Childish Gambino and his song “This is America” also scored three nominations, and Netflix and HBO led in the television categories with 22 and 20 nominations respectively. Marvel led in the film categories with 13 nominations.

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This year’s nominees for the NAACP Entertainer of the Year are Beyoncé, Chadwick Boseman, LeBron James, Regina King and Ryan Coogler. Ava DuVernay and Dwayne Johnson are the two most recent recipients of Entertainer of the Year in 2018 and 2017, respectively. Voting is now open to the public by visiting the NAACP Image Awards website.

Rep. Maxine Waters will also be honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change. Leon W. Russell, chairman of the NAACP national board of directors, will present Waters with the award.

The 50th NAACP Image Awards production team includes executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin; Director, Tony McCuin; Co-Executive Producer, Byron Phillips; Producer, Robin Reinhardt; and Executive in Charge of Production, Rachel Frimer.

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View the full list of NAACP Awards here: Nominee Announcement Press Release Final

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