Defender staffer ReShonda Tate Billingsley has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for the second year in a row. Billingsley was nominated for Outstanding Literary Fiction for her book, The Secret She Kept. NAACP officials recently announced the nominees for the 2013 Awards.
Also nominated, Flight,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúDjango Unchained,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBeasts of the Southern Wild,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúRed Tails‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTyler Perry‚Äôs Good Deeds,‚ÄĚ which will battle for the outstanding motion picture trophy at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced the nominations Tuesday for the awards that honor diversity in the arts. The ceremony will take place Feb. 1 on NBC.
Other nominees included outstanding actor in a motion picture contenders Denzel Washington for ‚ÄúFlight,‚ÄĚ Jamie Foxx for ‚ÄúDjango Unchained,‚ÄĚ Morgan Freeman for ‚ÄúThe Magic of Belle Isle,‚ÄĚ Suraj Sharma for ‚ÄúLife of Pi‚ÄĚ and Tyler Perry for ‚ÄúAlex Cross.‚ÄĚ
The outstanding actress nominees are Emayatzy Corinealdi for ‚ÄúMiddle of Nowhere,‚ÄĚ Halle Berry for ‚ÄúCloud Atlas,‚ÄĚ Loretta Devine for ‚ÄúIn the Hive,‚ÄĚ Quvenzhane Wallis for ‚ÄúBeasts of the Southern Wild‚ÄĚ and Viola Davis for ‚ÄúWon‚Äôt Back Down.‚ÄĚ
In the outstanding supporting actor category, David Oyelowo was nominated for ‚ÄúMiddle of Nowhere,‚ÄĚ Don Cheadle for ‚ÄúFlight,‚ÄĚ Dwight Henry for ‚ÄúBeasts of the Southern Wild,‚ÄĚ Lenny Kravitz for ‚ÄúThe Hunger Games‚ÄĚ and Samuel L. Jackson for ‚ÄúDjango Unchained.‚ÄĚ
The nominees for outstanding supporting actress are Amandla Stenberg for ‚ÄúThe Hunger Games,‚ÄĚ Gloria Reuben for ‚ÄúLincoln,‚ÄĚ Kerry Washington for ‚ÄúDjango Unchained,‚ÄĚ Phylicia Rashad for ‚ÄúTyler Perry‚Äôs Good Deads‚ÄĚ and Taraji P. Henson for ‚ÄúThink Like a Man.‚ÄĚ
On the television side, ‚ÄúGlee,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúModern Family,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Game,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Mindy Project‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThe Soul Man‚ÄĚ were nominated for outstanding comedy series, while ‚ÄúBoardwalk Empire,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúGrey‚Äôs Anatomy,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúScandal,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúTreme‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTrue Blood‚ÄĚ nabbed dramatic series nominations.
Outstanding comedy series actor nominees are Cheadle for ‚ÄúHouse of Lies,‚ÄĚ Anthony Anderson for ‚ÄúGuys With Kids,‚ÄĚ Damon Wayans Jr. for ‚ÄúHappy Endings,‚ÄĚ Donald Faison for ‚ÄúThe Exes‚ÄĚ and Hosea Chanchez for ‚ÄúThe Game.‚ÄĚ
Outstanding comedy series actress nominees are Amber Riley for ‚ÄúGlee,‚ÄĚ Cassi Davis for ‚ÄúTyler Perry‚Äôs House of Payne,‚ÄĚ Kellita Smith for ‚ÄúThe First Family,‚ÄĚ Tatyana Ali for ‚ÄúLove That Girl‚ÄĚ and Wendy Raquel Robinson for ‚ÄúThe Game.‚ÄĚ
Nominations for outstanding actor in a drama series went to Dule Hill for ‚ÄúPsych,‚ÄĚ Hill Harper for ‚ÄúCSI: NY,‚ÄĚ LL Cool J for ‚ÄúNCIS: Los Angeles,‚ÄĚ Michael Clarke Duncan for ‚ÄúThe Finder‚ÄĚ and Wendell Pierce for ‚ÄúTreme.‚ÄĚ
Chandra Wilson of ‚ÄúGrey‚Äôs Anatomy,‚ÄĚ Kerry Washington of ‚ÄúScandal,‚ÄĚ Khandi Alexander of ‚ÄúTreme,‚ÄĚ Regina King of ‚ÄúSouthland‚ÄĚ and Sandra Oh of ‚ÄúGrey‚Äôs Anatomy‚ÄĚ were nominated for outstanding drama series actress.