‘Insecure’, ‘The Harder They Fall’ and H.ER. Lead 2022 NAACP Image Awards Nominees – See Full List

H.E.R. leads nominees in music department with six nods, while ‘Insecure’ and ‘The Harder They Fall’ scores 12 nominations apiece in TV and movie categories respectively.

AceShowbiz -The 2022 NAACP Image Awards has revealed the full list of its nomination. The annual awards show celebrates the achievement of people of color across television, music, literature, film as well as the promotion of social justice through their creative endeavors.

This year’s nominees were announced during a special virtual event on the NAACP Instagram account. Actor and musician Kyla Pratt, “Black-ish” actor Marcus Scribner and singer/songwriter Tinashe hosted the event.

“We are thrilled to recognize this year’s nominees, who have all brought dynamic, entertaining, and thought provoking content to our attention through their incredible work in film, television, music and more,” said Karen Boykin-Towns, Image Awards Committee chairman.

BET president and CEO Scott Mills added, “The BET team is immensely proud to continue our partnership with the NAACP and the annual Image Awards, underpinning our longstanding legacy of celebrating black excellence. It is an extraordinary privilege to provide our unparalleled platforms to recognize the vast contributions of black creators, in a way that only BET and NAACP can.”

The Harder They Fall” leads the nominations in motion picture department, scoring 12 nods, including an outstanding motion picture nomination alongside “Judas and the Black Messiah“, “King Richard“, “Respect” and “The United State vs. Billie Holiday“. The Netflix movie also earns a nomination for its ensemble as well as acting nominations for Jonathan Mayors, Idris Elba, Delroy Lindo, Regina King and Lakeith Stanfield.

Meanwhile, writer/director Jeymes Samuel nabbed three nods, including outstanding directing, writing and breakthrough creative. The star-studded movie’s soundtrack is also up for an award.

As for “Insecure”, the hit HBO comedy earns its creator and star Issa Rae two nominations. Yvonne Orji is nominated for outstanding actress category, while fellow cast members Jay Ellish and Kendrick Sampson nab outstanding actor and supporting actor nominations respectively. Natasha Rothwell and Amanda Seales are also recognized.

The comedy is additionally up for best comedy series award, joining other contenders such as “Black-ish”, “Harlem“, “Run the World” and “The Upshaws“. Meanwhile, “9-1-1“, “All American“, “Godfather of Harlem“, “Pose” and “Queen Sugar” are in the race for outstanding drama series award.

In the music department, H.E.R. leads with six nods. The “Back of My Mind” singer is nominated for Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album for “Back of My Mind”, Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song for “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)”, and Outstanding Soul/R&B Song for “Damage”. Chloe Bailey, Drake, Jazmine Sullivan and Silk Sonic trailed closely behind with four nods apiece.

Winners will be announced during the annual event on February 26. Find out the full list of nominees here.

Full List of the 2022 NAACP Image wards Nominations:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Lil Nas X
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Regina King
  • Tiffany Haddish

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • King Richard
  • Respect
  • The Harder They Fall
  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Ventures

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth“)
  • Jonathan Majors (“The Harder They Fall“)
  • LaKeith Stanfield (“Judas and the Black Messiah“)
  • Mahershala Ali (“Swan Song“)
  • Will Smith (“King Richard“)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday“)
  • Halle Berry (“Bruised“)
  • Jennifer Hudson (“Respect“)
  • Tessa Thompson (“Passing“)
  • Zendaya (“Malcolm & Marie“)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Algee Smith (“Judas and the Black Messiah“)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah“)
  • Delroy Lindo (“The Harder They Fall“)
  • Idris Elba (“The Harder They Fall“)
  • LaKeith Stanfield (“The Harder They Fall“)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard“)
  • Audra McDonald (“Respect“)
  • Danielle Deadwyler (“The Harder They Fall“)
  • Dominique Fishback (“Judas and the Black Messiah“)
  • Regina King (“The Harder They Fall“)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

  • Coming 2 America
  • King Richard
  • Respect
  • The Harder They Fall
  • Judas and the Black Messiah

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • Encanto
  • Luca
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Sing 2
  • Vivo

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Black-ish
  • Harlem
  • Insecure
  • Run the World
  • The Upshaws

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish“)
  • Cedric the Entertainment (“The Neighborhood“)
  • Don Cheadle (“Black Monday“)
  • Elisha Williams (“The Wonder Years“)
  • Jay Ellis (“Insecure“)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Issa Rae (“Insecure“)
  • Loretta Devine (“Family Reunion“)
  • Regina Hall (“Black Monday“)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish“)
  • Yvonne Orji (“Insecure“)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • 9-1-1
  • All American
  • Godfather of Harlem
  • Pose
  • Queen Sugar

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • Billy Porter (“Pose“)
  • Damson Idris (“Snowfall“)
  • Forest Whitaker (“Godfather of Harlem“)
  • Kofi Siriboe (“Queen Sugar“)
  • Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us“)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Angela Bassett (“9-1-1“)
  • Dawn-Lyen Gardner (“Queen Sugar“)
  • Octavia Spencer (“Truth Be Told“)
  • Queen Latifah (“The Equalizer“)
  • Rutina Wesley (“Queen Sugar“)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Colin in Black & White
  • Genius: Aretha”
  • Love Life
  • Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
  • The Underground Railroad

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Anthony Mackie (“Solos“)
  • Jaden Michael (“Colin in Black & White”)
  • Kevin Hart (“[t=True Story“)
  • Wesley Snipes (“True Story“)
  • William Jackson Harper (“Love Live“)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Betty Gabriel (“Clickbait“)
  • Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”)
  • Danielle Brooks (“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia“)
  • Jodie Turner Smith (“Anne Boleyn“)
  • Taraji P. Henson (“Annie Live!“)

Outstanding New Artist

  • Cynthia Erivo – “Ch. 1 vs. 1”
  • Jimmie Allen – “Bettie James Gold Edition”
  • Saweetie – “Best Friend” feat. Doja Cat
  • Tems – “If Orange Was a Place”
  • Zoe Wees – “Girls Like Us”

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Anthony Hamilton – “Love Is the New Black”
  • Drake – “Way 2 Sexy”
  • Giveon – “Heartbreak Anniversary”
  • J. Cole – “The Off-Season”
  • Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”

Outstanding FemaleArtist

  • H.E.R. – “Back of My Mind”
  • Ari Lennox – “Pressure”
  • Beyonce Knowles – “Be Alive”
  • Chloe Bailey – “Have Mercy”
  • Jazmine Sullivan – “Heaux Tales”

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