Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Treme Lead 2012 NAACP Image Award Nominations

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Scandal Recap Season 2 Episode 3Thanks in large part to its Shonda Rhimes-helmed dramas, ABC leads this year’s NAACP Image Awards nominations.

The Alphabet Net scored 20 nods, including two in the Outstanding Drama Series category for Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Scandal leading lady Kerry Washington and Grey’s Chandra Wilson and Sandra Oh also received lead actress nominations, while Loretta Devine was recognized for her supporting role. Both Rhimes series also nabbed writing nominations.

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Also of note:

• HBO’s Treme earned four nominations: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Actor (Wendell Pierce) and Actress (Khandi Alexander) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Clarke Peters).

• The Finder‘s Michael Clarke Duncan, who passed away in September, is among the nominees for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.

• Comedy highlights include supporting nods for Community‘s Donald Glover and Parks and Recreations’ Aziz Ansari and Rashida Jones. Glee nabbed both an Outstanding Comedy Series shout-out and a lead actress slot for Amber Riley.

The awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in television, music, literature and film, as well as individuals working for social justice.

The live awards ceremony will air Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at 8/7c on NBC.

The main categories are below; visit the awards’ site for the full list.

Modern Family
The Game
The Mindy Project
The Soul Man

Anthony Anderson, Guys With Kids
Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Donald Faison, The Exes
Hosea Chanchez, The Game

Amber Riley, Glee
Cassi Davis, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
Kellita Smith, The First Family
Tatyana Ali, Love That Girl
Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game


Aziz Ansari, Parks and Recreation
Craig Robinson, The Office
Donald Glover, Community
Lance Gross, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock


Anna Deveare Smith, Nurse Jackie
Gabourey Sidibe, The Big C
Gladys Knight, The First Family
Rashida Jones, Parks and Recreation
Vanessa Williams, Desperate Housewives

Boardwalk Empire
Grey’s Anatomy
True Blood

Dulé Hill, Psych
Hill Harper, CSI: NY
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
Michael Clarke Duncan, The Finder
Wendell Pierce, Treme

Khandi Alexander, Treme
Regina King, Southland
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy

Rocky Carroll, NCIS
Rockmond Dunbar, Sons of Anarchy
Omar Epps, House
Dev Patel, The Newsroom 
Clarke Peters, Treme

Joy Bryant, Parenthood
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Lucy Liu, Southland
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Rutina Wesley, True Blood

30 Rock, Vali Chandrasekaran, “Murphy Brown Lied to Us”
Happy Endings, Prentice Penny, “Meet the Parrots”
House of Lies, Karen Gist, “Mini-Mogul”
The Simpsons, Marc Wilmore, “The Spy Who Learned Me”
Last Man Standing, Michael Shipley, “High Expectations”

Criminal Minds, Janine Sherman Barrios, “The Pact”
Grey’s Anatomy, Zoanne Clack, “This Magic Moment”
Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes, “Flight”
Scandal, Shonda Rhimes, “Sweet Baby”
Southland, Cheo Hodari Coker, “God’s Work”

Comments (25)

  • big ups to kerry washington. learned from her and shonda’s interview with oprah on sunday that she’s the first black female to star/headline in a network tv show in 40 years. sooo good for her!

    Comment by Sam – December 11, 2012 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Regina Taylor from I’ll Fly Away and The Unit might have something to say about that.

      Comment by TV Gord – December 11, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Regina Taylor, while a great actress, would not be considered a headliner in either series. When those shows were viable, you would not be prone to say “that Regina Taylor show.” With Scandal, it’s very easily “that Kerry Washington show.”

        Comment by vincentdante – December 11, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Just googled and Diahann Carroll starred in “Julia” on NBC from 1968 to 1971 so you are right about what you heard :-)

          Comment by Antwon – December 11, 2012 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think that milestone is Shonda Rhimes. She is the first African American woman to create, produce and write a TV show on a major network!

      Comment by Antwon – December 11, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great nominees! However, I cannot believe that Taraji P. Henson of “Person of Interest” wasn’t nominated. She is amazing as Detective Carter! Nice to see LL Cool J nominated. Excellent acting!

    Comment by Michael G. MacDonald (@Prof_MacD) – December 11, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree about Taraji. She’s a quality actress on a great show and deserves some recognition.

      Comment by Holly – December 11, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Damn Straight! She was the first person I was looking for in the drama actress category.

      Comment by lll – December 11, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree. Taraji, Michael Kenneth Williams from Boardwalk Empire, and the actor who is Raj on Big Bang Theory should have been nominated.

      Comment by Steph – December 11, 2012 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • David Ramsey and Colin Salmon of Arrow and Tempest Bledsoe from Guys with Kids deserved nods as well. Maybe next year!

    Comment by Nicole – December 11, 2012 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I root for all things Treme, Donald Glover, and Damon Wayans, Jr.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – December 11, 2012 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A little dissapointed that Michael Kenneth Williams didn’t get a nom

    Comment by Lilly – December 11, 2012 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cannot believe “Flight” was nominated for ANYTHING! The season 8 finale of Grey’s Anatomy was the worst episode of the entire series. Ignoring the major character death, it was so disjointed and choppy jumping back and forth between the hospital and the crash. And there were so many plot holes in that episode that didn’t make sense. And, let’s not get started on the stupid wind chimes…..

    Comment by NM – December 11, 2012 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Scandal! but i don’t find Kerry Washington worthy of award against Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson. Woman keeps one pouty face through out all the seasons we have seen! Very hard to figure if she’s nervous, angry, sultry or just constipated!

    On the other hand, Sandra Oh has been giving smashing performance season after season! Totally deserving nomination and she should win!

    Comment by Raver – December 11, 2012 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Could not agree more with everything you’ve said. I do look forward to D’Jango Unchained though. I’ve never found Kerry Washington annoying on the “big” screen. Her role on Scandal is another story.

      Comment by Steph – December 11, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sandra Oh FTW!!! outstanding performance from her last season!!!

    Comment by sarah – December 11, 2012 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy for Dule Hill. Just unsure about Psych as a drama.

    Comment by Andy – December 11, 2012 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love that Dule Hill was nominated, but since when is Psych a drama? If its a drama, then I must be a cruel person for laughing so much during that show.

    Comment by Amber – December 11, 2012 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I see nominations for Tyler- ”I know that House of Payne is ending, but I’m going to end it on a cliffhanger anyway, because I’m a dumbass”-Perry’s work.

    Comment by Steven – December 11, 2012 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congrats to the amazingly talented,Amber Riley on her nomination! You Deserve it! :)

    Comment by 504 – December 11, 2012 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than Sandra Oh – she is by far the best actress to currently star on prime time tv; what’s more most of the time she has never fully been recognised for her work (emmys anyone?!). its her time!

    Chandra Wilson is also amazing, but I’ve found the recent work not as providing of opportunities for her to shine as a actress with all this giddey nonsense. season five finale was one of the highlights of her career. maybe its just me, but emotional dark And twisty Greys was a lot more interesting.

    Loretta Devine is also incredibly worthy of her nomination, as is the Greys writers.


    Comment by Nick – December 12, 2012 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Have to agree about SO. So very under rated. At least Loretta won an Emmy for her role. I think, unfortunately Grey’s and most network prime time shows, are off Emmy’s radar. It’s all about the cable.

      Comment by have to agree – December 12, 2012 05:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Deveare Smith and Gabourey Sidibe! Good to see them get some acknowledgement. And Michael Clark Duncan…*sniff* He was excellent in The Finder. Miss him!

    Comment by Delia – December 12, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where the hell is Monica Potter?!

    Comment by Sophie – December 12, 2012 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am happy to see treme, wendell pierce, clark peters, and khandi alexander were nominated. Definitely one of my top ten shows of 2012. Also good to see regjna king, lucy lu

    Comment by sareeta – February 1, 2013 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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