Apple TV+ picks up 11 NAACP Image Award nominations

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Apple has landed 11 NAACP Image Award nominations for its Apple TV+ shows, films, and other original content.

Credit: NAACP
Credit: NAACP


The NAACP announced its 52nd annual Image Award nominations this week. Among services, Netflix led with 52 award nominations, while HBO came in second with 25.

Apple won nominations in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Talk Series: "The Oprah Conversation"

  • Outstanding Animated Series: "Central Park"

  • Outstanding Variety Show: "Verzuz"

  • Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: The Banker

  • Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture: The Banker

  • Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Anthony Mackie, "The Banker"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Nia Long, "The Banker"

  • Outstanding Writing in A comedy Series: Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, "Little America," "The Rock"

  • Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Rajiv Joseph, "Little America," "The Manager"

  • Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Jessica Lamour, "Little Voice"," "Love Hurts"

  • Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Aurora Guerrero, "Little America," "The Jaguar"

The NAACP Image Awards is an annual awards ceremony organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that honors outstanding performances in film, TV, music, and literature.

This marks the third time that Apple TV+ has earned the Cupertino tech giant award nominations in February 2021. The same week, Apple also nabbed three Writers Guild of America nominations and four Golden Globe nominations.

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    Isn’t this the same organization that gave R Kelly an image award after the video came out where he had sex with and peed on a 14 year old?
  • Reply 2 of 2
    ronnronn Posts: 448member
    Isn’t this the same organization that gave R Kelly an image award after the video came out where he had sex with and peed on a 14 year old?

    R. Kelly Mocked at NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon

    https://variety.com/2019/music/news/r-kelly-mocked-naacp-image-awards-nominees-luncheon-1203159418/

    “We cannot celebrate inclusion as long as we look at the foolishness on television, whether it’s R. Kelly or other unfortunate incidents,” [the organization’s president and CEO Derrick] Johnson said. “We must continue to uphold and uplift all of our creativity because it’s through our creative power that we will continue to lead the nation.”

    For what's it worth, the NAACP also nominated "Surviving R. Kelly," the documentary exposing his despicable acts. At the time of this particular nomination (IIRC, he didn't win the award that year; he did however win two awards years later, the 2nd for a song performed by Whitney Houston) he was only charged and eventually acquitted.
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