Beyonce & ABC’s ‘Scandal’ Lead 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominations

Published: Wednesday 10th Dec 2014 by Rashad
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Are we the only ones who love when awards’ season is in full swing?

With the American Music and Soul Train Awards in our rearview, the People’s Choice Awards, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Grammy’s ahead are now joined by the NAACP Image Awards.

Unveiling its full list of nods today, the prestigious award honors actors, actresses, singers, authors, and activists of color, in and out of the entertainment industry, via its 46th annual presentation this year live on TV One.  With television shows ‘Scandal’ (ABC), ‘black-ish’ (ABC), and ‘Orange is the New Black’ (Netflix) leading the overall nods with 6 apiece and Beyonce and Pharrell dominating the music categories with 5 and 4 respectively, this year’s showing looks to be its most exciting yet.

But, before you can tune in to see who will walk away with the coveted trophies on February 6th, tuck in below to see the full list:



Motion Picture

“Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

“Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

“Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

“Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

“Selma” (Paramount Pictures)


Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

David Oyelowo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)

Idris Elba – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)

Nate Parker – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

 Actress in a Motion Picture

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Quvenzhané Wallis – “Annie” (Columbia Pictures)

Taraji P. Henson – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)

Tessa Thompson – “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

Viola Davis – “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” (The Weinstein Company)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

André Holland – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Cedric the Entertainer – “Top Five” (Paramount Pictures)

Common – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Danny Glover – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Wendell Pierce – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Carmen Ejogo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Jill Scott – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

Octavia Spencer – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

Oprah Winfrey – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Viola Davis – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

“Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

“Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

“Half of a Yellow Sun” (monterey media inc.)

“JIMI: All Is By My Side” (XLrator Media)

“Life of a King” (Animus Films/Serena Films)


“Documented” (Apo Anak Productions)

“Finding Fela” (Jigsaw Productions)

“I Am Ali” (Focus World/Fisheye Films)

“Keep On Keepin On” (RADiUS)

“Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of aPeople” (Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.)

Documentary – (Television)

“American Experience: Freedom Summer” (PBS)

“Bad Boys” (ESPN)

“Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” (HBO)

“Rand University” (ESPN)

“The War Comes Home: Soledad O’Brien Reports” (CNN)



Comedy Series

“black-ish” (ABC)

“House of Lies” (Showtime)

“Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)


Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)

Anthony Anderson – “‘black-ish” (ABC)

Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)

Keegan-Michael Key – “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)


Actress in a Comedy Series

Mindy Kaling – “The Mindy Project” (FOX)

Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)

Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)

Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Boris Kodjoe – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Glynn Turman – “House of Lies” (Showtime)

Laurence Fishburne – “black-ish” (ABC)

Marcus Scribner – “black-ish” (ABC)

Terry Crews – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)

 Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Adrienne C. Moore – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Laverne Cox – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Lorraine Toussaint – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Yara Shahidi – “black-ish” (ABC)


Drama Series

“Being Mary Jane” (BET)

“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

“House of Cards” (Netflix)

“How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

“Scandal” (ABC)


Actor in a Drama Series

LL Cool J – “NCIS: LA” (CBS)

Omar Epps – “Resurrection” (ABC)

Omari Hardwick – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

Shemar Moore – “Criminal Minds” (CBS)

Taye Diggs – “Murder in the First” (TNT)


Actress in a Drama Series

Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)

Nicole Beharie – “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)

Octavia Spencer – “Red Band Society” (FOX)

Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alfred Enoch – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Courtney B. Vance – “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

Guillermo Diaz – “Scandal” (ABC)

Jeffrey Wright – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Aja Naomi King – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Alfre Woodard – “State of Affairs” (NBC)

Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Jada Pinkett Smith – “Gotham” (FOX)

Khandi Alexander – “Scandal” (ABC)


Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

“A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)

“Drumline: A New Beat” (VH1)

“The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)

“The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

 Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Blair Underwood – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Charles S. Dutton – “Comeback Dad” (UP Entertainment)

Larenz Tate – “Gun Hill” (BET)

Mekhi Phifer – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)

Ving Rhames – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime Networks)


Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Angela Bassett – “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)

Cicely Tyson – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Keke Palmer – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)

Regina King – “The Gabby Douglas Story” (Lifetime Networks)

Vanessa Williams – “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime Networks)


News/ Information – (Series or Special)

“America After Ferguson” (PBS)

“Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS)

“Melissa Harris Perry” (MSNBC)

“Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)

“Unsung” (TV One)


Talk Series

“Oprah Prime” (OWN)

“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

“The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)

“The View” (ABC)

“The Wendy Williams Show” (Syndicated)


Reality Series

“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)

“Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)

“Shark Tank” (ABC)

“The Voice” (NBC)

“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)


Variety Series or Special

“BET Awards” (BET)

“Family Feud” (Syndicated)

“On the Run: Beyoncé and Jay Z” (HBO)

“Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)

“UNCF An Evening of Stars” (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, The CW, BET, Centric)

Children’s Program

“Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass” (HBO)

“Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)

“Dora and Friends: Into The City!” (Nickelodeon)

“HALO Awards” (Nickelodeon)

“Kid President: Declaration of Awesome” (HUB)

Performance by a Youth in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

Amber Montana – “Haunted Hathaways” (Nickelodeon)

China Anne McClain – “How to Build a Better Boy” (Disney Channel)

Curtis Harris – “Haunted Hathaways” (Nickelodeon)

Fatima Ptacek – “Dora and Friends: Into The City!” (Nickelodeon)

Taliyah Whitaker – “Wallykazam!” (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Host in a Talk, Reality, News/ Information or Variety

Chris Rock – “BET Awards” (BET)

Gwen Ifill – “America After Ferguson” (PBS)

Melissa Harris Perry – “Melissa Harris Perry” (MSNBC)

Queen Latifah – “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)

Steve Harvey – “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)



Outstanding New Artist

3 Winans Brothers (BMG)

Aloe Blacc (XIX Recordings/Interscope Records)

Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)

Jhene Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)

Liv Warfield (Kobalt Label Services)


Male Artist

John Legend (Columbia Records)

Kem (Motown – Capitol)

Kendrick Lamar (Interscope Records)

Michael Jackson (Epic Records)

Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)


Female Artist

Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

Jennifer Hudson (RCA Records)

Ledisi (Verve Records)

Mary J Blige (Capitol)

 Duo, Group or Collaboration

“Being With You” – Smokey Robinson feat. Mary J Blige (Verve)

“Brand New” – Pharrell Williams feat. Justin Timberlake (Columbia Records)

“Gust of Wind” – Pharrell Williams feat. Daft Punk (Columbia Records)

“Love, Marriage & Divorce” – Toni Braxton & Babyface (Def Jam Recordings)

“Stay with Me” – Sam Smith feat. Mary J Blige (Capitol)

Jazz Album

“Beautiful Life” – Dianne Reeves (Concord)

“Dave Koz and Friends: The 25th of December” – Dave Koz (Concord Records)

“Living My Dream” – Jonathan Butler (Rendezvous Music)

“My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke” – Al Jarreau (Concord)

“Up” – Stanley Clarke (Mack Avenue Records)

Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

“Duets” – Donnie McClurkin (RCA Inspiration)

“Help” – Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)

“I Will Trust” – Fred Hammond (RCA Inspiration)

“Journey To Freedom” – Michelle Williams (eOne Music)

“Where My Heart Belongs” – Gladys Knight (Shadow Mountain Records)

Music Video

“i” – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope)

“It’s You” – KEM (Motown – Capitol)

“Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake (Epic Records)

“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

“You & I (Nobody in the World)” – John Legend (Columbia Records)


“Good Kisser” – Usher (RCA Records)

“i” – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope)

“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Interscope Records)

“We Are Here” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)


“Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” – Aretha Franklin (RCA Records)

“Beyoncé Platinum Edition” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

“G I R L” – Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)

“JHUD” – Jennifer Hudson (RCA Records)

“Love, Marriage & Divorce” – Toni Braxton & Babyface (Def Jam Recordings)


Read the full list here.

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  1. EAT IT UP! December 10, 2014

    “ABC’s ‘Scandal’ Lead 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominations”

    For playing a white man’s w.h.o.r.e on primetime television for millions to watch…ok cool.

    • BeyxMaraj December 10, 2014

      Degrading stuff.

    • smart January 31, 2015

      at least she is doing something

  2. EAT IT UP! December 10, 2014

    beyonce get nominations, but does she even win anymore? lol.

    • Tyler December 10, 2014

      Yeah, she actually does. So the unnecessary shade just sounds stupid.

      • EAT IT UP! December 10, 2014

        I can say what ever i want don’t like it? than don’t read my sh!t. I meant dose she even win fairly you dumb fukkin fool.

      • EAT IT UP! December 10, 2014


    • You tried December 10, 2014

      @EATITUP Queen bye !! You lil queens that was born in the 00’s kill me! bey doesn’t need another award to add to her collection of MANY AWARDS! stop it! GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE! ITS WACK TO BE THAT MUCH OF A HATER WITHOUT FACTS

      • EAT IT UP! December 10, 2014

        Fukk you i ain’t gotta do sh!t and i wasn’t born in the 00’s dumb f.a.g you queening out in my post trying to come over here trying called yourself telling me off you ain’t saying sh!t you fruit flies kill me with the stanning ish go suck a d*** and out my post fukk face.

      • You tried December 10, 2014

        @Eatitup SOMEBODY AOUNDS A LITTLE MAD???!!! Lol get a job! Responding to all bets post within seconds of the post posting! Broke h** find u a9to5 instead of lining up at that warfare office! Talking bout a Billionaire! The GAME ISNT FAIR AND BEYONCE IS RUNNING THAT MUTHA WHETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT! DROPS MIC****

  3. blue December 10, 2014

    getting nominations is great but when there are two with 6 couldnt the title have just mentioned them? or is tgj afraid the post wont get any comments if bey’s name isnt attached to it?

  4. Mr Yea ok December 10, 2014

    Ummm I guess. I don’t watch these awards. Or the soul train. Or the BET or MTV. . Only awards show I tune in for are the oscars and Grammys. Oh and the Emmys. The NAACP has done a good job at recognizing people who may otherwise never see an award. So I guess that’s good. I’m trying to figure out how the NAACP is relevant to what’s going on in today’s society because my generation really doesn’t talk about them or see anything they do current except live off past glory days.

    • Umm December 10, 2014

      Cause you and your generation are idiots who worry about more than real life issues.. DUH

    • TRUTH SERUM December 10, 2014

      That very organization is responsible for all the civil liberties you enjoy today. Knowing your history is a part of understanding who you are. All this Twitter activism has really hindered your generation. This is the “information age”… Google them!!!

  5. Cake like Lady GaGa December 10, 2014

    Dead.. I’m waiting for the H.IV+ faggggs to come here and act as if this is something worth celebrating. I’ve never even heard of these NAACP awards. Flop awards for flops.

    • Umm December 10, 2014

      Because you live in a country where u can’t even leave your trash cans out in fear of honey badgers, hyenas, and porcupines. DUH honey of course you dunno what the NAACP is

      • Cake like Lady GaGa December 10, 2014

        Bish you TRIED it!!! Google johannesburg, then get back to me!

      • TinaMinaj December 10, 2014

        LMAO!!! Nicely said!

    • TinaMinaj December 10, 2014

      You’re pathetic. Beyonce has always won these awards so nothing new here. You just sound very ignorant.

      • Cake like Lady GaGa December 10, 2014

        How many awards has Nicki won?

      • TinaMinaj December 10, 2014

        Comparing Nicki (A RAPPER PREDOMINANTLY) to pop stars is just down right retarded. But i didn’t expect any more from you.

    • TRUTH SERUM December 10, 2014

      It’s somewhat sad that you don’t know considering the similarities between the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. The NAACP played an important role in the civil rights movement as well as supported anti-apartheid efforts. But of course you wouldn’t know that, you’re to busy spewing hate. And yet you try to call @LB uneducated. **blank stare**

    • LEGENDARY BIITCHES December 10, 2014

      How’s Artshiit?

    • You tried December 10, 2014

      @umm you better let these FOOLS have it!!! Talking bout the NAACP AWARDS is very foolish childish and racist! U ignorant ass little kids need to grow up!

  6. J December 10, 2014

    Great nominees and categories!

  7. Pat December 10, 2014

    Why in the hell is this blog always on Beyoncé d***?! She wont even let yall interview her, as a matter of fact, have yall even met het?

    • TheReal QueenB December 10, 2014

      Its a Beyonce world we’re living in….

      • EAT IT UP! December 10, 2014

        Us real people have real lives to live, get one.

      • Pat December 10, 2014

        @TheFake, no its a beyonce world you’re living in. Soon when you’re over the age of 15 you’ll realise just how stupid you sound!

    • LDN Chick December 10, 2014

      Because that stan for her Pat. If you don’t like it, go visit another blog. Simple as.

      • Pat December 10, 2014

        @LDN, what’s a stan? You sound so damn stupid! Is Beyoncé paying you?

  8. TheReal QueenB December 10, 2014

    All the lessor’s stans are looking so hard to shade this post…KingB still slaying, regardless of the s*** they tryna say…

    Yal just need to be quiet, and appreciate some REAL success.

  9. LDN Chick December 10, 2014

    Congrats Beyonce. Shes also been named Apples best musican of 2014, Columbias top artist of 2014, most influential by CNN and most talked about Facebook. No denying her impact.

    • Pat December 10, 2014

      She’s paying coins for all of this, lmao!

      • Tyler December 10, 2014

        Does she really need to? A lot of the awards she has won are R&B, urban, or “black” related. As a matter of fact, why would the woman with the highest female/African American TOUR and ALBUM of 2013 have to give up any coins?
        I’ll wait for your response. All though most of the time they don’t obtain any logical reasoning…obviously

    • Alex December 19, 2014

      Exactly! She’s a living legend! The youngest might I add! All those other b**** ass people can bow the f*** down!!

  10. Bey lover December 10, 2014

    Slayyyy king bey! Ciara or Rihanna and Mariah and Christina aguilera can never!!!!!

  11. LEGENDARY BIITCHES December 10, 2014

    Lol That Lady Caca stan is delusional. Beyonce has a house full of awards. I wonder how many Caca have for Artshiit kii

  12. metzo December 10, 2014

    She’s also nominated for “Entertainer ofvtge year” a total of 6 noms.
    She is winning big time with all these acclaims n accolades. Legend.

    • Pat December 10, 2014

      She paid for those as well, lmfao!

  13. AmbeRussell December 10, 2014

    Congrats to bey, BUT I just don’t understand is she will not attend a black award show that honors her, but goes to the awards that will gladly ignore her hits and nominate Taylor swift shake it off over drunk in love. Yeah soul train awards ain’t what they were when mj was performing and Whitney etc, but that’s partial bc these black musicians feel they are too good for these awards n they get no budget to produce the best show possible. For all these black artists that won’t win a Grammy or even be nominated over these white artist, don’t forget who was there to help launch and jump star your careers, who you turned your back on and they still nominate you.

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