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    The 45TH NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

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    LITERATURE

    Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

    • “A Deeper Love Inside: The Porscha Santiaga Story” – Sister Souljah (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)

    • “Anybody’s Daughter” – Pamela Samuels Young (Goldman House Publishing)

    • “Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery” – Walter Mosley (Doubleday)

    • “Never Say Never: A Novel” – Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)

    • “Who Asked You?” – Terry McMillan (Viking)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

    • “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World” – Retha Powers (Little, Brown and Company)

    • “Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery” – Deborah Willis, Barbara Krauthamer (Temple University Press)

    • “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society” – Carl Hart (HarperCollins, Harper)

    • “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones” – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)

    • “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Donald Yacovone (SmileyBooks)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

    • “Better Than Good Hair – The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy Gorgeous Natural Hair!” – Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter (Harper Collins- Amistad)

    • “Ghana Must Go” – Taiye Selasi (The Penguin Press)

    • “Nine Years Under” – Sheri Booker (Gotham Books)

    • “On The Come Up” – Hannah Weyer (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

    • “The Returned” – Jason Mott (Harlequin MIRA)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography

    • “Buck: A Memoir” – MK Asante (Spiegel & Grau)

    • “Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington” – Terry Teachout (Gotham Books)

    • “Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker” – Stanley Crouch (HarperCollins, Harper)

    • “Mom & Me & Mom” – Maya Angelou (Random House)

    • “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” – Jeanne Theoharis (Beacon Press)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

    • “Do I Look Like An ATM? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children” – Sabrina Lamb (Chicago Review Press)

    • “Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It)” – Sherri Shepherd with Billie Fitzpatrick (HarperCollins, It Books)

    • “Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education” – Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D. (Prufrock Press Inc.)

    • “The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs” – Kevin D. Johnson (Johnson Media Inc.)

    • “The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life” – Robin Quivers (Avery)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

    • “Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid” – Nikki Giovanni (HarperCollins, William Morrow)

    • “Hum” – Jamaal May (Alice James Books)

    • “The Cineaste: Poems” – A. Van Jordan (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

    • “The Collected Poems of Ai” – Ai (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

    • “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers” – Frank X Walker (University of Georgia Press)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Children

    • “I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl!” – Betty K. Bynum (Author), Claire Armstrong-Parod (Illustrator) (Dream Title Publishing)

    • “Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me” – Daniel Beaty (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

    • “Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song” – Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

    • “Nelson Mandela” – Kadir Nelson (HarperCollins Children’s Books/Katherine Tegen Books)

    • “You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!” – Jonah Winter (Author), Terry Widener (Illustrator) (RH Childrens Books; Schwartz & Wade)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

    • “Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers” – Tanya Lee

    Stone (Candlewick Press)

    • “God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens” – Romal Tune (Judson Press)

    • “Invasion” – Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic Press/Scholastic)

    • “Raising the Bar” – Gabrielle Douglas (Zondervan)

    • “Serafina’s Promise: A Novel In Verse” – Ann E. Burg (Scholastic Press/Scholastic)

    MOTION PICTURE

    Outstanding Motion Picture

    • “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    • “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)

    • “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    • “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)

    • “The Best Man Holiday” (Universal Pictures)

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

    • Chadwick Boseman – “42″ (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

    • Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    • Forest Whitaker – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    • Idris Elba – “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)

    • Michael B. Jordan – “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)

    Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

    • Angela Bassett – “Black Nativity” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Mavin Pictures/Wonderful Films)

    • Halle Berry – “The Call” (TriStar Pictures)

    • Jennifer Hudson – “Winnie Mandela” (Ma-Afrika Films (PTY) LTD and Equinoxe Films Inc.)

    • Kerry Washington – “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” (Lionsgate)

    • Nicole Beharie – “42″ (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

    • Cuba Gooding Jr. – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    • David Oyelowo – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    • Morris Chestnut – “The Best Man Holiday” (Universal Pictures)

    • Terrence Howard – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    • Terrence Howard – “The Best Man Holiday” (Universal Pictures)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

    • Alfre Woodard – “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    • Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years A Slave ” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    • Naomie Harris – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)

    • Octavia Spencer – “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)

    • Oprah Winfrey – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

    • “Blue Caprice” (Sundance Selects)

    • “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

    • “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)

    • “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate/iDeal Partners/State Street)

    • “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” (Kartemquin Films)

    Outstanding International Motion Picture

    • “Call Me Kuchu” (Lindy Hop Pictures LLC)

    • “High Tech, Low Life” (Argot Pictures)

    • “La Playa D.C.” (Burning Blue)

    • “Lion Ark” (ADI Films)

    • “War Witch” (Item 7)

    DOCUMENTARY

    Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical)

    • “20 Feet from Stardom” (Tremolo & Gil Friesen Productions)

    • “Call Me Kuchu” (Lindy Hop Pictures LLC)

    • “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate)

    • “Girl Rising” (The Documentary Group)

    • “The New Black” (Promised Land Film)

    Outstanding Documentary – (Television)

    • “Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream” (HBO)

    • “Dark Girls” (OWN)

    • “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic ” (Showtime)

    • “Venus Vs.” (ESPN)

    • “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley” (HBO)

    WRITING

    Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

    • Erica Montolfo-Bura – “The Game” – In Treatment (BET)

    • Karin Gist – “House of Lies” – Sincerity is an Easy Disguise in This Business (Showtime)

    • Mara Brock Akil – “The Game” – The Blueprint I & II (BET)

    • Ralph Farquhar, Chris Spencer – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” – Rock, Paper, Stealers (BET)

    • Vincent Brown – “A.N.T. Farm” – influANTces (Disney Channel)

    Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

    • Aaron Rahsaan Thomas – “SouthLAnd” – Babel (TNT)

    • Chitra Elizabeth Sampath, Damian Kindler – “Sleepy Hollow” – Sanctuary (FOX)

    • Janine Sherman Barrois – “Criminal Minds” – Strange Fruit (CBS)

    • Karin Gist – “Revenge” – Mercy (ABC)

    • Sara Hess – “Orange is the New Black” – Blood Donut (Netflix)

    Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)

    • Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón – “Gravity” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    • Brian Helgeland – “42″ (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

    • Danny Strong – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    • John Ridley – “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    • Ryan Coogler – “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)

    DIRECTING

    Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

    • Anton Cropper – “House of Lies” – Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business (Showtime)

    • Eric Dean Seaton – “Mighty Med” – Saving The People Who Save People (Disney XD)

    • Millicent Shelton – “The Hustle” – Rule 4080 (FUSE)

    • Paris Barclay – “Glee” – Diva (FOX)

    • Stan Lathan – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” – Rock, Paper, Stealers (BET)

    Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

    • Carl Franklin – “House of Cards” – Chapter 11 (Netflix)

    • Ernest Dickerson – “Treme” – Dippermouth Blues (HBO)

    • Millicent Shelton – “The Fosters” – Clean (ABC Family)

    • Regina King – “SouthLAnd” – Off Duty (TNT)

    • Rob Hardy – “Criminal Minds” – Carbon Copy (CBS)

    Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)

    • Jono Oliver – “Home” (The Home Film Group)

    • Justin Chadwick – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)

    • Lee Daniels – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    • Malcolm D. Lee – “The Best Man Holiday” (Universal Pictures)

    • Steve McQueen – “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    For TV One: Monica Neal, mneal@tvone.tv , (301) 755.2830

    For The NAACP: Derek Turner, dturner@naacpnet.org, (202) 292.3383

    For the NAACP Image Awards: Jennifer Price-Keith/The Lippin Group, jprice@lippingroup.com

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