2020 NAACP Image Award Nominations: Beyonce, Lizzo, ‘When They See Us’, & More Named [Full List]

Published: Thursday 9th Jan 2020 by Sam

Are we the only ones who love when awards’ season is in full swing?

With the Grammys around the corner and the Golden Globes in rearview, next up is 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 51st annual presentation this year live on BET.

Music royals such as Beyonce and Bruno Mars landed noms in the recording categories, as did newcomers such as Lizzo and H.E.R.

Elsewhere Netflix leads in the TV categories, with major looks for ‘When They See Us’ and Eddie Murphy‘s ‘Dolemite Is My Name.’

Ahead of finding out who will walk away with the coveted trophies on February 2nd, head below to see the full nominations list:

RECORDING

Outstanding Album

• “Cuz I Love You” – Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)
• “Homecoming: The Live Album” – Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)
• “I Used To Know H.E.R.” – H.E.R. (RCA Records)
• “Sketchbook” – Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./BMG)
• “Worthy” – India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./BMG)

Outstanding New Artist

• Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records)
• Lil Nas X (Columbia Records)
• Lucky Daye (Keep Cool/RCA Records)
• Mahalia (Burkmar/Warner Music UK)
• Mykal Kilgore (Affective Music)

Outstanding Male Artist

• Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
• Khalid (RCA Records)
• Lil Nas X (Columbia Records)
• MAJOR. (BOE Music Group/EMPIRE)
• PJ Morton (Morton Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

• Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)
• Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./BMG)
• H.E.R. (RCA Records)
• India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./BMG)
• Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional

• “Enough” – Fantasia (Rock Soul Inc./BMG)
• “Jerome” – Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)
• “SPIRIT” – Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)
• “Stand Up” – Cynthia Erivo (Back Lot Music)
• “Steady Love” – India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./BMG)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

• “Before I Let Go” – Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)
• “Hard Place” – H.E.R. (RCA Records)
• “Juice” – Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)
• “Talk” – Khalid (RCA Records)
• “Motivation” – Normani (Keep Cool/RCA Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

• “Brown Skin Girl” – Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD (Parkwood
Entertainment/Columbia Records)
• “No Guidance” – Chris Brown feat. Drake (Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA
Records)
• “Say So” – PJ Morton feat. JoJo (Morton Records/EMPIRE)
• “Shea Butter Baby” – Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole (Dreamville/Interscope Records)
• “Show Me Love” – Alicia Keys feat. Miguel (RCA Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

• “Carib” – David Sanchez (Ropeadope)
• “Center of The Heart” – Najee (Shanachie)
• “Love & Liberation” – Jazzmeia Horn (Concord Jazz)
• “SoulMate” – Nathan Mitchell (Enm Music Group)
• “The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron” – Vanessa Rubin (Vanessa Rubin)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song (Traditional or Contemporary)

• “I Made It Out” – John P. Kee feat. Zacardi Cortez (Kee Music
Group/Entertainment One)
• “Laughter” – Bebe Winans feat. Korean Soul (Regimen Records)
• “Love Theory” – Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Records/RCA Records)
• “Not Yet” – Donnie McClurkin (Camdon Music/RCA Inspiration)
• “Victory” – The Clark Sisters (Karew Records/Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

• “Hard Place” – H.E.R. (RCA Records)
• “Juice” – Lizzo (Nice Life Records/Atlantic Records)
• “No Guidance” – Chris Brown feat. Drake (Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA
Records)
• “Steady Love” – India.Arie (India.Arie Inc./BMG)
• “Talk” – Khalid (RCA Records)

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

• “Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” – Terence Blanchard (Back Lot Music)
• “Queen & Slim The Soundtrack” – Various Artists (Motown Records)
• “The Lion King: The Gift” – Beyoncé w/Various Artists (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)
• “The Lion King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Various Artists (Walt Disney Records)
• “Us (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” – Michael Abels (Back Lot Music)

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

• Angela Basset
• Billy Porter
• Lizzo
• Regina King
• Tyler Perry

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture

• “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• “Us” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

• Chadwick Boseman – “21 Bridges” (STX Films)
• Daniel Kaluuya – “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• Eddie Murphy – “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• Michael B. Jordan – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Winston Duke – “Us” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

• Alfre Woodard – “Clemency” (Neon)
• Cynthia Erivo – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• Jodie Turner-Smith – “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• Lupita Nyong’o – “Us” (Universal Pictures)
• Naomie Harris – “Black and Blue” (Screen Gems/Sony Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

• Jamie Foxx – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Leslie Odom, Jr. – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• Sterling K. Brown – “Waves” (A24)
• Tituss Burgess – “Dolemite Is My Name” (Netflix)
• Wesley Snipes – “Dolemite Is My Name” (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

• Da’Vine Joy Randolph – “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• Janelle Monáe – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• Jennifer Lopez – “Hustlers” (STX Films)
• Marsai Martin – “Little” (Universal Pictures)
• Octavia Spencer – “Luce” (Neon)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture

• Cynthia Erivo – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• Jodie Turner-Smith – “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• Marsai Martin – “Little” (Universal Pictures)
• Rob Morgan – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Shahadi Wright Joseph – “Us” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

• “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• “Us” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

• “Clemency” (Neon)
• “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• “Luce” (Neon)
• “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” (Netflix)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

• Alfre Woodard – “The Lion King” (Walt Disney Studios)
• Donald Glover – “The Lion King” (Walt Disney Studios)
• James Earl Jones – “The Lion King” (Walt Disney Studios)
• Lupita Nyong’o – “Serengeti” (Discovery Channel)
• Sterling K. Brown – “Frozen II” (Walt Disney Studios)

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

• “Ballers” (HBO)
• “Black-ish” (ABC)
• “Dear White People” (Netflix)
• “Grown-ish” (Freeform)
• “The Neighborhood” (CBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

• Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)
• Cedric The Entertainer – “the Neighborhood” (CBS)
• Don Cheadle – “Black Monday” (Showtime)
• Dwayne Johnson – “Ballers” (HBO)
• Tracy Morgan – “The Last O.G.” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

• Logan Browning – “Dear White People” (Netflix)
• Jill Scott – “First Wives Club” (BET+)
• Tiffany Haddish – “The Last O.G.” (TBS)
• Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish ” (ABC)
• Yara Shahidi – “Grown-ish” (Freeform)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

• Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)
• Deon Cole – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Laurence Fishburne – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Terry Crews – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)
• Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

• Halle Bailey – “Grown-ish” (Freeform)
• Loretta Devine – “Family Reunion” (Netflix)
• Marsai Martin – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Regina Hall – “Black Monday” (Showtime)
• Tichina Arnold – “The Neighborhood” (CBS)

Outstanding Drama Series

• “Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
• “Greenleaf” (OWN)
• “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
• “The Chi” (Showtime)
• “Watchmen” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

• Billy Porter – “Pose” (FX Networks)
• Forest Whitaker – “Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
• Kofi Siriboe – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
• Omari Hardwick – “Power” (Starz)
• Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

• Angela Bassett – “9-1-1” (FOX)
• Regina King – “Watchmen” (HBO)
• Rutina Wesley – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
• Simone Missick – “All Rise” (CBS)
• Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

• Delroy Lindo – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access)
• Giancarlo Esposito – “Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
• Harold Perrineau – “Claws” (TNT)
• Nigél Thatch – “Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
• Wendell Pierce – “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (Prime Video)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

• CCH Pounder – “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
• Lynn Whitfield – “Greenleaf” (OWN)
• Lyric Ross – “This Is Us” (NBC)
• Susan Kelechi Watson – “This Is Us” (NBC)
• Tina Lifford – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

• “American Son” (Netflix)
• “Being Mary Jane” (BET Networks)
• “Native Son” (HBO)
• “True Detective” (HBO)
• “When They See Us” (Netflix)

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

• Caleel Harris – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Ethan Henru Herisse – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)
• Jharrel Jerome – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Mahershala Ali – “True Detective” (HBO)

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

• Aunjanue Ellis – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET Networks)
• Kerry Washington – “American Son” (Netflix)
• Niecy Nash – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Octavia Spencer – “Truth Be Told” (Apple TV+)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

• “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” (PBS)
• “Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime)
• “The Breakfast Club” (REVOLT)
• “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” (National Geographic)
• “Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

• Da’Vine Joy Randolph – “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• Janelle Monáe – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• Jennifer Lopez – “Hustlers” (STX Films)
• Marsai Martin – “Little” (Universal Pictures)
• Octavia Spencer – “Luce” (Neon)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture

• Cynthia Erivo – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• Jodie Turner-Smith – “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• Marsai Martin – “Little” (Universal Pictures)
• Rob Morgan – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Shahadi Wright Joseph – “Us” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

• “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• “Us” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

• “Clemency” (Neon)
• “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• “Luce” (Neon)
• “Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
• “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” (Netflix)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

• Alfre Woodard – “The Lion King” (Walt Disney Studios)
• Donald Glover – “The Lion King” (Walt Disney Studios)
• James Earl Jones – “The Lion King” (Walt Disney Studios)
• Lupita Nyong’o – “Serengeti” (Discovery Channel)
• Sterling K. Brown – “Frozen II” (Walt Disney Studios)

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

• “Ballers” (HBO)
• “Black-ish” (ABC)
• “Dear White People” (Netflix)
• “Grown-ish” (Freeform)
• “The Neighborhood” (CBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

• Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)
• Cedric The Entertainer – “the Neighborhood” (CBS)
• Don Cheadle – “Black Monday” (Showtime)
• Dwayne Johnson – “Ballers” (HBO)
• Tracy Morgan – “The Last O.G.” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

• Logan Browning – “Dear White People” (Netflix)
• Jill Scott – “First Wives Club” (BET+)
• Tiffany Haddish – “The Last O.G.” (TBS)
• Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish ” (ABC)
• Yara Shahidi – “Grown-ish” (Freeform)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

• Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)
• Deon Cole – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Laurence Fishburne – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Terry Crews – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)
• Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

• Halle Bailey – “Grown-ish” (Freeform)
• Loretta Devine – “Family Reunion” (Netflix)
• Marsai Martin – “Black-ish” (ABC)
• Regina Hall – “Black Monday” (Showtime)
• Tichina Arnold – “The Neighborhood” (CBS)

Outstanding Drama Series

• “Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
• “Greenleaf” (OWN)
• “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
• “The Chi” (Showtime)
• “Watchmen” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

• Billy Porter – “Pose” (FX Networks)
• Forest Whitaker – “Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
• Kofi Siriboe – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
• Omari Hardwick – “Power” (Starz)
• Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

• Angela Bassett – “9-1-1” (FOX)
• Regina King – “Watchmen” (HBO)
• Rutina Wesley – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
• Simone Missick – “All Rise” (CBS)
• Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

• Delroy Lindo – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access)
• Giancarlo Esposito – “Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
• Harold Perrineau – “Claws” (TNT)
• Nigél Thatch – “Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
• Wendell Pierce – “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (Prime Video)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

• CCH Pounder – “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
• Lynn Whitfield – “Greenleaf” (OWN)
• Lyric Ross – “This Is Us” (NBC)
• Susan Kelechi Watson – “This Is Us” (NBC)
• Tina Lifford – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

• “American Son” (Netflix)
• “Being Mary Jane” (BET Networks)
• “Native Son” (HBO)
• “True Detective” (HBO)
• “When They See Us” (Netflix)

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

• Caleel Harris – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Ethan Henru Herisse – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)
• Jharrel Jerome – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Mahershala Ali – “True Detective” (HBO)

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

• Aunjanue Ellis – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET Networks)
• Kerry Washington – “American Son” (Netflix)
• Niecy Nash – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
• Octavia Spencer – “Truth Be Told” (Apple TV+)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

• “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” (PBS)
• “Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime)
• “The Breakfast Club” (REVOLT)
• “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” (National Geographic)
• “Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

• Codie Elaine Oliver – “Black Love” (OWN)
• Janice Cooke – “I Am Sombody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story (Lifetime)
• Kenny Leon – “American Son” (Netflix)
• Rashid Johnson – “Native Son (HBO)
• Russ Parr – “The Bobby Debarge Story” (TV One)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

• Chiwetel Ejiofor – “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” (Netflix)
• Jordan Peele – “Us” (Universal Pictures)
• Kasi Lemmons – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• Mati Diop – “Atlantics” (Les Films du Bal Presente en Co-Production avec Cinekap et Frakas Productions en Co-Production avec Arte France Cinema et Canal+ International for Netflix)
• Reginald Hudlin – “The Black Godfather” (Netflix)

LITERATURE

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

• “New Daughters of Africa” – Margaret Busby (HarperCollins Publishers)
• “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” – Petina Gappah (Simon and Schuster)
• “Red at the Bone” – Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead Books PRH)
• “The Revisioners” – Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (Counter Point Press)
• “The Water Dancer” – Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World)

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

• “Breathe: A Letter to My Sons” – Dr. Imani Perry (Beacon Press)
• “STONY THE ROAD: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Penguin Press)
• “The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations” – Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf)
• “The Yellow House” – Sarah M. Broom (Grove Atlantic)
• “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays” – Damon Young (HarperCollins Publishers)

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  1. Ugghh January 9, 2020

    How did they not nominate HBO’s Watchmen? That show was amazing!

    • Clarks0oñ January 9, 2020

      Dumb àss, the show is nominated
      Best drama series
      Best lead actress drama series- regina king.

      U dont read, always rushing to comment trash. Idiot

      • Ugghh January 9, 2020

        Or I just missed it. Why do they still allow you to comment. But thanks for showing me

  2. 🙋🏿‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian 💁🏿‍♀️Not 👹 TROLLmine 💁🏿‍♀️Nor 🗑 TRASHmine January 9, 2020

    “I Used To Know HER” for the win 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 That album is a classic.

  3. Clarks0oñ January 9, 2020

    Only 1 nomination for normani

    Even black people are not checking for her.
    😩😩😩😩😩

    Diamonds is out in some countries and the song is trash.
    😂😂😂😂😂
    Another bad to u.

    2020 will be a terrible year for miss normani.

    • 🙋🏿‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian 💁🏿‍♀️Not 👹 TROLLmine 💁🏿‍♀️Nor 🗑 TRASHmine January 9, 2020

      She’s nominated. That’s all that matters.

    • 2bad2bme January 9, 2020

      When you die your tomb stone will say Clarks0on “The Normani Fanatic”

      • You Tried January 9, 2020

        How many times I have to tell y’all. This is just a bot/troll used for comments

  4. Paulo January 9, 2020

    Why is Summer Walker not nominated?

  5. Dc January 9, 2020

    Lizzo so overrated

    • Shayla Queen January 10, 2020

      Overweight, overrated and over 🤣

  6. Melissa Jefferson January 9, 2020

    I’m sure Ari Lennox will get snubbed again. Get some tissue fa ha

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