The Nominations For The 2021 NAACP Image Awards Are Released!

It’s that time of year again when the nominations for the annual NACCP Image Awards are released. The award show is known for honoring those who continue to put on for our culture in various fields and genres. This year’s nominees for entertainer of the year include D-Nice, who held us down throughout the pandemic with his “Club Quarantine.” Regina King, making this her third consecutive nomination in the category, and finishing off the category is Viola Davis, Tyler Perry, and Trevor Noah.

Other categories include television, film, music, writing, directing, literary, and documentary. Shows such as “Insecure,” “Black-ish,” “This Is Us,” “Bridgerton,” “Power Book II: Ghost,” and many others are up for nominations. Artists, such as Beyoncé, Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, Jhené Aiko, Big Sean, Jazmine Sullivan, and more have also been nominated as well.

Derrick Johnson, NAACP President, and CEO said, “We are excited to recognize and celebrate this year’s nominees, who at times throughout this unprecedented year have provided moments of levity, brought our communities together, and lifted our spirits through culture when we needed it the most.”

The 56th annual NAACP Image Awards air on BET on March 27th.

Check out some of the nominees below:

Social Justice Impact

  • April Ryan
  • Debbie Allen
  • Lebron James
  • Stacey Abrams
  • Tamika Mallory

Entertainer of the Year

  • D-Nice
  • Regina King
  • Viola Davis
  • Trevor Noah
  • Tyler Perry

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • “Bad Boys For Life” (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment)
  • “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
  • “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (Netflix)
  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)
  • “One Night In Miami…” (Amazon Studios)

  Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “#blackAF” (Netflix)
  • “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • “grown-ish” (Freeform)
  • “Insecure” (HBO)
  • “The Last O.G.” (TBS)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “All Rise” (CBS)
  • “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
  • “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
  • “Power Book II: Ghost” (Starz)
  • “This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding New Artist

  • Chika – High Rises (Warner Records)
  • Doja Cat – Say So (RCA Records/Kemosabe )
  • D Smoke – Black Habits (WoodWorks Records / EMPIRE)
  • Giveon – When It’s All Said And Done (Epic Records)
  • Skip Marley – Higher Place (Island Records/ Tuff Gong Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Big Sean – Detroit 2 (Def Jam Recordings/G.O.O.D Music)
  • Black Thought – Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able (Republic Records)
  • Charlie Wilson – All of My Love (P Music Group/BMG)
  • Drake – Laugh Now, Cry Later (Republic Records)
  • John Legend – Bigger Love (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

  • Beyoncé – Black Parade (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)
  • E.R. – I Can’t Breathe (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)
  • Jazmine Sullivan – Lost One (RCA Records)
  • Ledisi – Anything For You (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)
  • Alicia Keys – Alicia (RCA Records)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

  • “I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R. (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)
  • “Anything For You” – Ledisi (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)
  • “Black is King” – Beyonce´ (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)
  • “Brown Skin Girl” – Beyonce’ feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blu Ivy Carter (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)
  • “Do It” – Chloe x Halle (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)

Outstanding Album

  • “Alicia” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
  • “b7” – Brandy (Brand Nu/eOne)
  • “Bigger Love” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • “Chilombo” – Jhené Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
  • “The Wild Card” – LEDISI (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song

  • I Can’t Breathe – H.E.R. (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)
  • Anything For You – LEDISI (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)
  • S. feat. H.E.R – Jhené Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
  • Black Parade – Beyonce’ (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)
  • Do It – Chloe x Halle (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song

  • Deep Reverence feat. Nipsey Hussle – Big Sean (Brand Nu/eOne)
  • Savage Remix – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé (300 Entertainment / 1501 Certified Ent. LLC)
  • Cool Off – Missy Elliott (Atlantic Records)
  • Laugh Now, Cry Later – Drake (Republic Records)
  • Life Is Good – Future & Drake (Epic Records)

Check out the full list of nominees here.

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