2016 NAACP Image Awards Nominees was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Entertainer Of The Year

Entertainer Of The Year

Michael B. Jordan, Misty Copeland, Pharrell Williams, Shonda Rhimes

Viola Davis

2. Outstanding Male Artist

Outstanding Male Artist

Charlie Wilson (RCA Records),

Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope), Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/iamOTHER), The Weeknd (Republic Records), Tyrese Gibson (Voltron Recordz)

3. Outstanding Female Artist

Outstanding Female Artist

Janet Jackson (Rhythm Nation/BMG), Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records), Jill Scott (Atlantic Records), Lalah Hathaway (Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One), Lauryn Hill (RCA Records)

4. Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture

Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture

Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix), Chiwetel Ejiofor, Secret in Their Eyes (STX Entertainment), Michael B. Jordan, Creed (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Michael Ealy, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)

Will Smith, Concussion (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

5. Outstanding Documentary (TV)

Outstanding Documentary (TV)

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (PBS), Belief (OWN),

Kareem: Minority of One (HBO), Light Girls (OWN),

Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ (BET)

6. Outstanding Actress In A Motion Picture

Outstanding Actress In A Motion Picture

Lauren ‘Keke’ Palmer, Brotherly Love (Flavor Unit), Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems), Teyonah Parris, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

Viola Davis, Lila and Eve (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Zoe Saldana, Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics)

7. Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series

Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series

Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin (The CW), Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show (NBC), Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC), Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game (BET)

8. Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series

Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX), Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC), Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime), Dwayne Johnson, Ballers (HBO), RonReaco Lee, Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

9. Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series

Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series

Gabrielle Union, Being Mary Jane (BET), Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC), Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow (FOX), Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX),

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

10. Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series

Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series

LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), Morris Chestnut, Rosewood (FOX), Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz), Terrence Howard, Empire (FOX), Wesley Snipes, The Player (NBC)

11. Outstanding Reality Program

Outstanding Reality Program

Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN), Shark Tank (ABC), The Voice (NBC), Welcome to Sweetie Pies (OWN)

12. Outstanding Host In A News, Talk, Reality, Or Variety Series Or Special

Outstanding Host In A News, Talk, Reality, Or Variety Series Or Special

Steve Harvey, Family Feud (Syndicated), Melissa Harris-Perry, Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC), Bryant Gumbel, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO),

Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Larry Wilmore, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central)

13. Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series Or Dramatic Special

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series Or Dramatic Special

American Crime (ABC),Bessie (HBO),Luther (BBC America),The Book of Negroes (BET), The Wiz Live! (NBC)

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