It should surprise no one that Precious scored the most nominations from the NAACP Image Awards today. (For once it’s nice to see Mariah Carey and Paula Patton recognized alongside Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique.) But I’m not sure anyone expected a Best Actress citation for The Blind Side‘s Sandra Bullock. So is this a sign that Bullock’s momentum is continuing to increase? Or does it just mean that black actresses are given so few lead roles in films these days that two of the NAACP slots have to go to a white woman and a cartoon?

The full nominees’ list is below.

Motion Picture

The Blind Side


Michael Jackson’s This Is It


The Princess and the Frog


Denzel Washington, The Taking of Pelham 123

Idris Elba, Obsessed

Jamie Foxx, Law Abiding Citizen

Morgan Freeman, Invictus

Quinton Aaron, The Blind Side


Anika Noni Rose, The Princess and the Frog

Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Sophie Okonedo, Skin

Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Supporting Actor

Adam Rodriguez, Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 2012

Danny Glover, 2012

Lenny Kravitz, Precious

Supporting Actress

Alfre Woodard, American Violet

Mariah Carey, Precious

Mo’Nique, Precious

Paula Patton, Precious

Zoe Saldana, Avatar

Independent Motion Picture

American Violet



Medicine for Melancholy


Foreign Motion Picture

The Maid

Rudo y Cursi

Sin Nombre


The Stoning of Soraya M.


Capitalism: A Love Story

Crips and Bloods: Made in America


Good Hair

More Than A Game