By | December 18, 2016

The nominees for the NAACP Image Awards Live was announced earlier this week and Beyonce, with seven nominations and Birth of a Nation and Nate Parker, leads the pack with six nods.

Event: NAACP Image Awards Live
Date: 11 February 2017
Place: Pasadena Civic Auditorium
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The awards show, which will air live on February 11 from Pasadena, California on TV One, celebrates the best in music, television and books, including the ABC comedy “black’ish,” HBO’s hit series “Insecure,” ”Survivor’s Remorse” and “The Carmichael Show, ” who will compete for comedy honors. Best drama series nominations went to “Empire,” ”Power,” ”Queen Sugar,” ”This Is Us” and “Underground.”

The Lemonade singer dominates the board, including nominations for entertainer of the year and outstanding female artist and best album for her latest album. She has also been nominated for nine Grammy bids. Her little sister, Solange, isn’t far behind, earning five Image Award nods, including best female artist and best album, A Seat at the Table.

For the outstanding female artist title, NAACP Image Awards Live  Knowles is nominated alongside Alicia Keys, Fantasiaand K. Michelle. Top male artist nominees include 24K Magic crooner Bruno Mars, Anthony Hamilton, Chicago native Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar and Maxwell, who’s currently touring with Mary J. Blige on the King and Queen of Hearts world tour.

Atlanta star Donald Glover also scored three nominations for writing, acting, and directing, as Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will receive the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award.

Click here for the complete list of nominations.The 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards will air on TV One, live, hosted by Anthony Anderson on February 11, 2017 at 9:00pm ET.

The NAACP Image Awards honor accomplishments of people of color working in TV, music, literature and film, also recognizing people and groups that promote social justice through creative endeavors.

The NAACP Image Awards released its nominations today. And while in the past the organization has celebrated media featuring people of color that hasn’t found the same success in broader award shows, this year there’s a lot of crossover. For instance, Moonlight, Fences, Loving, Black-ish, Atlanta, and The People V. O.J. Simpson were lauded by both the Image Awards and the Golden Globes, which released its nominations yesterday. Meanwhile, the biggest difference between the two award shows is probably that one-time Oscar frontrunner The Birth Of A Nation scored six nominations at the Image Awards after having failed to earn any Golden Globes nods following backlash against creator/star Nate Parker’s past.

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In terms of TV, The Carmichael Show,  Underground, Empire, Queen Sugar, and Survivor’s Remorse were a few of the shows uniquely singled out by the Image Awards. And This Is Us is proving to once again be an unexpected award show darling, earning a nod for Best Drama along with two acting nominations. The NAACP Image Awards also covers music and literature, with Beyoncé nabbing seven nominations in the first arena for Lemonade. That includes her nomination for “Entertainer Of The Year,” alongside Viola Davis, Regina King, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Chance The Rapper, making it arguably one of the most competitive categories in any award show this year.

The 48th Annual Image Awards are set to air live on TV One on February 11. They will once again be hosted by Anthony Anderson, who is also nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Black-ish and for co-hosting the 2016 BET Awards

Congratulations to Audra McDonald, NAACP Image Awards 2017 Live who has just been nominated for two awards for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on HBO: a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special. The 23rd Annual SAG Awards ceremony will air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2017; the 48th NAACP Image Awards ceremony will air live on TV ONE on Saturday, February 11, 2017 .

Audra McDonald brought her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday from Lanie Robertson’s musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill to HBO in March. Filmed before a live audience at Café Brasil in New Orleans, the special features McDonald in her performance as Billie Holiday, telling the jazz icon’s life story through the songs that made her famous.

McDonald made history and became Broadway’s most decorated performer when she won her sixth Tony Award for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in 2014. In addition to setting the record for most competitive wins by an actor, she also became the first person to receive awards in all four acting categories.

Audra McDonald’s fifth solo album, Go Back Home, was released on Nonesuch Records in 2013, and followed her previously released albums Build a Bridge (2006), Happy Songs (2002), How Glory Goes (2000), and Way Back to Paradise (1998).

Nashville, TN (December 14, 2016) – RCA Inspiration has been honored with two nominations, unveiled today for the upcoming 48th NAACP Image Awards in 2017.  Gospel icons Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond garner nominations in the Outstanding Gospel Album category for THE JOURNEY (LIVE) and WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE.

The two hit-makers each released their albums earlier this year, with each project hitting Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart at #1.  McClurkin’s fourteen track album THE JOURNEY (LIVE) is his seventh solo album which includes the single “I Need You”.  WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE captured Hammond’s first live recording in 17 years and features 12 tracks including his popular single “Father Jesus Spirit”.

RCA Inspiration also recently received NAACP Image Awards Live Stream  several other honors for the label and its artists, celebrating six artists named across multiple top Billboard 2016 “Year-End” Gospel charts, as well as three GRAMMY® nominations for three artists in the Gospel categories for the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards.  RCA Inspiration was also ranked as the #1 Gospel Songs Label by Billboard for the 16th year.Source