Scandal, black-ish and OITNB Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

NAACP Image Award Nominations 2015

With a half-dozen nods apiece, ABC’s Scandal and black-ish, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and the Lifetime TV-movie The Trip to Bountiful lead the TV nominees for the 46th NAACP Image Awards, which will be held Feb. 6, 2015 and broadcast on TV One.

ABC meanwhile led all networks, with a total of 26 nominations.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. Here are some of this year’s major TV categories; the complete list is here. (Coming later this week: SAG Award and Golden Globe nominations.)

Outstanding Drama Series
Being Mary Jane (BET)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
House of Cards (Netflix)
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Scandal (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
Taye Diggs, Murder in the First (TNT)
Omar Epps, Resurrection (ABC)
Omari Hardwick, Being Mary Jane (BET)
Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Octavia Spencer, Red Band Society (FOX)
Gabrielle Union, Being Mary Jane (BET)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Guillermo Diaz, Scandal (ABC)
Alfred Enoch, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
Courtney B. Vance, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Khandi Alexander, Scandal (ABC)
Aja Naomi King, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Jada Pinkett Smith, Gotham (FOX)
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Alfre Woodard, State of Affairs (NBC)

Writing in a Drama Series
Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane: “Uber Love” (BET)
Zoanne Clack, Grey’s Anatomy “You Be Illin’” (ABC)
Warren Leight & Julie Martin, Law & Order: SVU: “American Disgrace” (NBC)
Zahir McGhee, Scandal: “Mama Said Knock You Out” (ABC)
Erika Green Swafford, How to Get Away with Murder: “Let’s Get To Scooping”
(ABC)

Outstanding Comedy
Black-ish (ABC)
House of Lies (Showtime)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Kevin Hart, Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project (FOX)
Niecy Nash, The Soul Man (TV Land)
Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game (BET)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Laurence Fishburne, black-ish (ABC)
Boris Kodjoe, Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)
Marcus Scribner, black-ish (ABC)
Glynn Turman, House of Lies (Showtime)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Adrienne C. Moore, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Yara Shahidi, black-ish (ABC)
Lorraine Toussaint, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)

Writing in a Comedy Series
Sara Hess, Orange Is the New Black: “It Was the Change” (Netflix)
Regina Hicks, Instant Mom: “A Kids’s Choice” (Nickelodeon/Nick@Nite)
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project: “Danny and Mindy” (FOX)
Aisha Muharrar, Parks and Recreation: “Ann & Chris” (NBC)
Brigette Munoz-Liebowitz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Road Trip” (FOX)

Outstanding TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime)
Drumline: A New Beat (VH1)
The Gabby Douglas Story (Lifetime)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

Outstanding Reality Series
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
Shark Tank (ABC)
The Voice (NBC)
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s (OWN)

Outstanding Talk Series
Oprah Prime (OWN)
The Queen Latifah Show (Syndicated)
Steve Harvey (Syndicated)
The View (ABC)
The Wendy Williams Show (Syndicated)

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11 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    Biggest snubs: Jordan Peele (Key & Peele), Harry Lennix (The Blacklist) and SNL players Kenan Thompson & Jay Pharoah.

    • Ron says:

      Uhhh, Kenan? Him? I think we’ll just have to strongly disagree on that one. I only watch SNL here and there because it’s such a shell of its former self, but when I do watch he is always the weakest link.

      • Shonda says:

        Same. I can barely watch more than 1-2 sketches of SNL at a time lately. And Kenan is unfortunately not a strong player anymore.

      • Tran says:

        What are you blaming for Ron? We all know he leaving SNL after Season 40 ends. You and your “friend” Shonda are going to have some explaining to do and stop whining and complaining towards me and don’t try to mock my comments.

        • CK says:

          Never have a conversation with someone else. You seem unable to deal with individuals having a different opinion.

        • Shonda says:

          Nobody “complained” or “whined” towards you. As CK pointed out, we just had differing opinions than yours. Chill out.

  2. Aisha says:

    Sorry but The Real deserves a nomination much more than The View.

  3. martha says:

    wow! go Mindy!

  4. matty says:

    What about the soap opera categories? do they still have categories for soap operas?

  5. matty says:

    Also, I cannot believe they snubbed Halle Berry for her TV show “Extant”. Thats a pretty big snub if you ask me!

  6. Alexandra says:

    Why don’t you list all the nominations. You left many out. Come on TV Line!