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'The Game,' Beyonce, 'The Help' lead Image Awards noms

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The nominations for the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today. Leading the pack with eight nods, The Help is up for Best Picture, writing, and directing, as well as dominating the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. TV faves Grey’s Anatomy and The Game tied for second place with six noms apiece. In music, Beyoncé and Jill Scott were the most honored, scoring two nods each. Other high-profile noms included two for Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Up All Night), acknowledgements for Eddie Murphy and Tower Heist, and even a little love for Adele.

The Image Awards will be presented Feb. 17 on NBC. Select nominations are below. The full lists are available the Awards’ official site.

FILM

Outstanding Motion Picture

Jumping the Broom (TriStar Pictures)

Pariah (Focus Features)

The First Grader (National Geographic Entertainment)

The Help (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

Tower Heist (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Eddie Murphy – Tower Heist

Laurence Fishburne – Contagion

Laz Alonso – Jumping the Broom

Oliver Litondo – The First Grader

Vin Diesel – Fast Five

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Adepero Oduye – Pariah

Emma Stone – The Help

Paula Patton – Jumping the Broom

Viola Davis – The Help

Zoë Saldana – Colombiana

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Anthony Mackie – The Adjustment Bureau

Charles Parnell – Pariah

Don Cheadle – The Guard

Jeffrey Wright – The Ides of March

Mike Epps – Jumping the Broom

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help

Cicely Tyson – The Help

Kim Wayans – Pariah

Maya Rudolph – Bridesmaids

Octavia Spencer – The Help

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

Love That Girl! (TV One)

Modern Family (ABC)

Reed Between the Lines (BET)

The Game (BET)

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Dulé Hill – Psych

Malcolm-Jamal Warner – Reed Between the Lines

Phil Morris – Love That Girl!

Pooch Hall – The Game

Terry Crews – Are We There Yet?

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Tatyana Ali – Love That Girl!

Tia Mowry-Hardrict – The Game

Tracee Ellis Ross – Reed Between the Lines

Vanessa Williams – Desperate Housewives

Wendy Raquel Robinson – The Game

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Craig Robinson – The Office

Damon Wayans, Jr. – Happy Endings

J.B. Smoove – Curb Your Enthusiasm

Nick Cannon – Up All Night

Tracy Morgan – 30 Rock

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Amber Riley – Glee

Gabourey Sidibe – The Big C

Keshia Knight Pulliam – Tyler Perry’s House of Payne

Maya Rudolph – Up All Night

Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Treme (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Andre Braugher – Men of a Certain Age

Hill Harper – CSI: NY

LL Cool J – NCIS: Los Angeles

Taye Diggs – Private Practice

Wendell Pierce – Treme

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Chandra Wilson – Grey’s Anatomy

Khandi Alexander – Treme

Regina King – SouthLAnd

Sandra Oh – Grey’s Anatomy

Taraji P. Henson – Person of Interest

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Corey Reynolds – The Closer

Ice-T – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

James Pickens Jr. – Grey’s Anatomy

Nelsan Ellis – True Blood

Omar Epps – House M.D.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alfre Woodard – Memphis Beat

Anika Noni Rose – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife

Diahann Carroll – White Collar

Loretta Devine – Grey’s Anatomy

MUSIC

Outstanding Album

4 – Beyoncé

F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown

I Remember Me – Jennifer Hudson

Lasers – Lupe Fiasco

The Light of the Sun – Jill Scott

Outstanding Song

“Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyoncé

“Fool for You” – Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona

“I Smile” – Kirk Franklin

“So in Love” – Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton

“Someone Like You” – Adele

Outstanding Male Artist

Anthony Hamilton

Bruno Mars

Cee Lo Green

Chris Brown

Common

Outstanding Female Artist

Beyoncé

Jennifer Hudson

Jill Scott

Ledisi

Mary J. Blige

Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration

Boyz II Men

Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona

Mary J. Blige feat. Drake

Sounds of Blackness

The Roots

Outstanding New Artist

Committed

Diggy Simmons

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Mindless Behavior

Wynter Gordon

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