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Jay-Z And Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

By Fabiola Antunes
In Celebs
November 20, 2017
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Jay-Z is shown here performing at the American Airlines Arena on November 12, 2017 in Miami, Florida - Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America. Jay-Z is shown here performing at the American Airlines Arena on November 12, 2017 in Miami, Florida – Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America.

Jay-Z (for 4:44, Roc Nation) and Mary J. Blige (for Strength of a Woman, Capitol Records) grabbed five nominations in music for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay landed a nomination in the entertainer of the year category alongside Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and Jay-Z.

Get Out, Girls Trip, Detroit and Mudbound are among the top film nominees for these awards.

On the TV side, Netflix and OWN dominate the race with multiple nominations for Dear White People, Orange Is the New Black, Queen Sugar and Greenleaf.
The motion picture nominations went to Detroit, Get Out, Marshall, and Roman J. Israel, Esq., Detroit also landed a slot in the indie film category alongside Last Flag Flying, Mudbound, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, and Wind River.

Greenleaf and Queen Sugar are nominated for drama series, vying with Starz’s Power, NBC’s This Is Us, and WGN’s now-canceled Underground. The bids for best comedy series went to HBO’s Ballers, ABC’s Black-ish, Dear White People, HBO’s Insecure, and Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse.

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson is set to host the January 15th ceremony, to air live on TV One.

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