NAACP Image Awards Nominations Announced

The late Chadwick Boseman. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Alycia Witherspoon, Howard University News Service

On Feb 2nd the NCAAP announced their nominations for the upcoming 52nd NCAAP Image Awards. 

The two top contenders are Netflix who leads with 48 nominations while comes in second with 25 nominations 

Summer hit show Lovecraft Country which highlights the struggles of a black family in search of ancestral history all while battling racism in the 1950s, is nominated for Outstanding Drama series. Showrunner Misha Green is nominated for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series. Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollet who are love interest Tic and Leita in the series are nominated for Actor in a Drama Series and Actress in a Drama Series. 

Issa Rae’s hit show, Insecure snags a few nominations. The show is nominated for best comedy series. Jay Ellis is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series as Lawerence Walker while Natasha Rotwell is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Kelly Prenny. 

Other HBO nominations include I May Destroy You with Michaela Cole, The Shop : Uninterrupted with LeBron James,  and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion with Will Smith.

Some of the music released last year provided a great soundtrack that kept people inspired. Last summer Beyonce dropped the visual album Black is King with Disney+. The album has several nominations that include Black Parade for Soul/R&B Song and Female Artist, Brown Skin Girl featuring WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blue Ivy Carter for Music Video. 

Other nominees in the Soul/R&B song are Chloe and Halle’s Do It, Jhene Aiko’s BS featuring H.E.R, and H.E.R’s I Can’t Breathe. 

New artist nominees are female rapper Chika who made the 2020 XXL Freshmen List. Giveon who was featured on Drake’s Chicago Freestyle last year. And Doja Cat who was featured on Chloe and Halle’s Do It remix alongside the City Girls and Mulatto. 

The late Chadwick Boseman has been nominated for two awards for Supporting Actor in a Motion film for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods. He passed away last year due to colon cancer. 

The 52nd NCAAP Image Awards will air Saturday, March 27th at 8pm EST. See full list of nominations here.