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‘When They See Us,’ ‘Dolemite’ top Image Award nominees

Ceremony takes place Feb. 22

OW Staff Writer | 2/13/2020, midnight
Powered by the series “When They See Us” and the film..

Powered by the series “When They See Us” and the film “Dolemite is My Name,” Netflix led the list of nominations announced for the 51st NAACP Image Awards set for Feb. 22.

The awards honor the “accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.”

“When They See Us” was among five nominees for best television movie, limited series or dramatic special, along with Netflix’s “American Son,” BET Network’s “Being Mary Jane” and HBO’s “Native Son” and “True Detective.”

“When They See Us” also scored five nominations for cast members in the acting categories.

“Dolemite is My Name,” starring Eddie Murphy, was nominated for best motion picture, along with “Harriet,” “Just Mercy,” “Queen & Slim” and “Us.”

Here is a partial list of nominees:

Entertainer of the year

Angela Basset

Billy Porter

Lizzo

Regina King

Tyler Perry

Television catergories:

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)

Nigel 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)