(thanks to alan of montreal)


Outstanding Motion Picture
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
• Denzel Washington – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• Jamie Foxx – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• Morgan Freeman – “The Magic of Belle Isle” (Magnolia Pictures)
• Suraj Sharma – “Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox)
• Tyler Perry – “Alex Cross” (Summit Entertainment)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
• Emayatzy Corinealdi – “Middle of Nowhere” (AAFRM)
• Halle Berry – “Cloud Atlas” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Loretta Devine – “In The Hive” (Eone Entertainment)
• Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Viola Davis – “Won’t Back Down” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
• David Oyelowo – “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
• Don Cheadle – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• Dwight Henry – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Lenny Kravitz – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
• Samuel L. Jackson – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
• Amandla Stenberg – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
• Gloria Reuben – “Lincoln” (The Walt Disney Studios)
• Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• Phylicia Rashad – “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
• Taraji P. Henson – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• “Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
• “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• “Unconditional” (Harbinger Media Partners)
• “Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day” (Codeblack)

Outstanding International Motion Picture
• “Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
• “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada” (ARC Entertainment)
• “Special Forces” (eOne Films)
• “The Intouchables” (The Weinstein Company)
• “The Raid: Redemption” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
• Elizabeth Hunter – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• John Gatins – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• John Ridley, Aaron McGruder – “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• Keith Merryman, David A. Newman – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)
• Ol Parker – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)


Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical or Television)
• “Black Wings” (Smithsonian Channel)
• “Brooklyn Castle” (Producers Distribution Agency)
• “First Position” (IFC Films)
• “Marley” (Magnolia Pictures)
• “On the Shoulders of Giants – The Story of the Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of” (Showtime)



Outstanding Comedy Series
• “Glee” (FOX)
• “Modern Family” (ABC)
• “The Game” (BET)
• “The Mindy Project” (FOX)
• “The Soul Man” (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
• Anthony Anderson – “Guys with Kids” (NBC)
• Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
• Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies” (Showtime)
• Donald Faison – “The Exes” (TV Land)
• Hosea Chanchez – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
• Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
• Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• Kellita Smith – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
• Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl” (TV One)
• Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
• Aziz Ansari – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
• Donald Glover – “Community” (NBC)
• Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
• Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
• Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
• Gladys Knight – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
• Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
• “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• “Scandal” (ABC)
• “Treme” (HBO)
• “True Blood” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
• Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
• Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
• LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
• Michael Clarke Duncan – “The Finder” (FOX)
• Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
• Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
• Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Clarke Peters – “Treme” (HBO)
• Dev Patel – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
• Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)
• Rockmond Dunbar – “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)
• Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• Joy Bryant – “Parenthood” (NBC)
• Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Lucy Lui – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Rutina Wesley – “True Blood” (HBO)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
• “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
• “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• “Sugar Mommas” (GMC TV)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Afemo Omilami – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Cuba Gooding, Jr. – “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
• Michael Jai White – “Somebody’s Child” (GMC TV)
• Rockmond Dunbar – “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
• Tory Kittles – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Alfre Woodard – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Jill Scott – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Keke Palmer – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• Phylicia Rashad – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Queen Latifah – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
• Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Erik Valdez – “General Hospital” (ABC)
• James Reynolds – “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
• Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Rodney Saulsberry – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
• Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Shenell Edmonds – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
• Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
• “Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview with The President” (MTV)
• “Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
• “Save My Son with Dr. Steve Perry” (TV One)
• “Unsung” (TV One)
• “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series
• “Don’t Sleep!” (BET)
• “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
• “The View” (ABC)
• “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX)

Outstanding Reality Series
• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
• “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)
• “The X Factor” (FOX)
• “Tia & Tamera” (Style)
• “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
• “Black Girls Rock” (BET)
• “Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots 35 Years Later” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)
• “The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls” (OWN)
• “Verses & Flow” (TV One)

Outstanding Children’s Program
• “Degrassi” (TeenNick)
• “Kasha and the Zulu King” (BET)
• “The Legend of Korra” (Nickelodeon)
• “The TeenNick HALO Awards 2012″ (Nick@Nite)
• “The Weight of the Nation for Kids” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)
• China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
• Keke Palmer – “Winx Club” (Nickelodeon)
• Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior block on Disney Channel)
• Nick Cannon – “The TeenNick HALO Awards 2012″ (Nick@Nite)
• Tyler James Williams – “Let It Shine” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
• Karin Gist – “House of Lies” – Mini-Mogul (Showtime)
• Marc Wilmore – “The Simpsons” – The Spy Who Learned Me (FOX)
• Michael Shipley – “Last Man Standing” – High Expectations (ABC)
• Prentice Penny – “Happy Endings” – Meet the Parrots (ABC)
• Vali Chandrasekaran, Robert Carlock – “30 Rock” – Murphy Brown Lied to Us (NBC)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
• Cheo Hodari Coker – “SouthLAnd” – God’s Work (TNT)
• Janine Sherman Barrios – “Criminal Minds” – The Pact (CBS)
• Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Flight (ABC)
• Shonda Rhimes – “Scandal” – Sweet Baby (ABC)
• Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – This Magic Moment (ABC)

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  • Kane

    You know it’s an insignificant group when they nominate Red Tails and Good Deeds over Middle of Nowhere. This is embarrassing.

  • brett

    really scraping for nominations when Tyler Perry gets nominated for a movie that’s arguably his worst.

  • The NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People.

    Seeing these nominations, perhaps they ought to change their name.

  • ChrisFlick

    I don’t know whether to be happy or sad for Tamara Tunie being left off this exclusive list. One of the best things about Flight, and anything else she does.

  • Maxim

    NAACP is not an insignificant group though these awards seem to be spreading everything a bit thin. Then again many groups tend to.

    Interesting that they nominated “Django Unchained”.

  • What’s with all the Asians? I thought this was just for African Americans?

  • Adam

    NAACP “IS” an insignificant group. You don’t see SAG or any critic’s award excluding people from their awards because of the colour of their skin. These awards have no value.

  • Maxim

    Adam, SAG is not NAACP and that comparison does not make any sense. The Awards make sense within their context.

  • Zach

    These awards do have no value, but it’s not a great year for minority actors. Makes me think Denzel and Q. Wallis will have even better shots at Oscar nods.

  • Maxim

    Antoinette, why would you think that? Do you know what NAACP stands for?

  • JP

    It’s inevitable to think: is someone like Armond White the president of NAACP? This BP lineup seems to have films that appeal to his taste. Thankfully this is likely the only award where I will have to read that Red Tails and Good Deeds are better than Life of Pi (I presume it was up for BP consideration) and Middle of Nowhere.

  • Evan

    The idea of Flight leaving us with a good image seems… misguided… even with that epilogue.

  • R. M. Wicklund

    How can the voters expect to be taken seriously by non-African-Americans or African-American cinephiles when Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds is nominated for two awards including Best Motion Picture?

  • question 1: How can the voters expect to be taken seriously by non-African-Americans or African-American cinephiles when Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds is nominated for two awards including Best Motion Picture?

    question 2: How can voters expect to be taken seriously by non-African-Americans or African-American cinephiles when John Lee Hancock’s The Blind Side is nominated for two Oscars including Best Picture and wins Best Actress?

    Same Question.

    Same Answer: Cinephiles? Cinephiles don’t take the Oscars or the Image Awards seriously.

    Every group composed of disparate individuals whose tastes range all over the map will inevitably make choices that disgust cinephiles — and embarrass many of the other voters as well.

    By all means scoff at the NAACP Image Awards for choosing Good Deeds instead of Middle of Nowhere. So long as we remember that all the other awards bodies in Hollywood have had crazy lapses in judgment too.

    Cinephiles should be frustrated that the Image Awards failed to nominate Middle of Nowhere for Best Picture.
    Same as Cinephiles were frustrated when the Oscars failed to nominate Mulholland Dr. for Best Picture.

    People who vote on awards often make weird decisions. Welcome to the world of movie awards, same world of movie awards that’s existed for 100 years.

  • @Maxim,

    Yeah it stood for something something “Colored People” but if you call someone “colored” you’ll get your ass kicked. So I’m supposed to think that Asians were considered “Colored” at some point? That’s fine. I hate the whole race thing anyway. I thought it was an organization for black people.

  • steve50

    “What’s with all the Asians? I thought this was just for African Americans?”
    “Antoinette, why would you think that? Do you know what NAACP stands for?”

    (Cracking up, over here.)

    On a more serious note – where the fuck is Doona Bae? She’s Asian and she played a variety of ethnic roles, for god’s sake.

  • I thought it was an organization for black people.

    Thanks for pinpointing the problem. (i.e., You thought wrong).

    Colored People used to be common parlance with inoffensive usage. Now it sounds better to say People of Color — reflecting both the subtle update of the idiom and the updated mission of the organization. The name remains as a tradition — a name with its own inherent educational value, yes?

  • Keil S.

    I can’t wait until next year’s photo finish for Best Film between Barbershop 2 and Big Momma’s House 3-D.

  • Oh that’s good to know. The NAACP building is actually a block away from my house. As far as I know they just use the parking lot for casino bus trips. But now that I’m educated I think I’ll go over tomorrow and bust in the front door saying “Hey, People of Color! What’s up?”

    It’s actually also half a block away from where this teenager got shot this summer by a cop. They were both of the same ethnic group and people still made it about race somehow. Racialism is keen.

  • kasper

    Wel put, Ryan!

  • Antoinette, it might also help you get your head around the Image Awards if you remember that the NAAAP and the NAACP Image Awards are different things with different missions.

    You do know USC and the USC Scripter Awards serve two different purposes right? I don’t want you to get flustered when you find out the winner of the Scripter isn’t enrolled at USC.

  • Joao Mattos

    call me nuts but I really liked Tyler Perri in “Alex Cross”

  • Kane

    To each their own…but honestly do they feel like they owe something to Tyler Perry year in and year out? I know white filmmakers out number non-white filmmakers 100 to 1…which makes me wonder if they settle on Tyler Perry and Red Tails and call it a day because there’s not much else left. I’d hate to think that’s the answer.

  • Maxim

    “Cinephiles? Cinephiles don’t take the Oscars or the Image Awards seriously.”

    Come on Ryan, don’t be that pretentious. It is possible to be a lover of film and care about Oscars, at least as much as any other awards.

  • you come on, Maxim. Don’t be condescending.

    You know I care about the Oscars or I wouldn’t do what I do 10 or 12 hours a day. What’s wrong with me saying I can’t take the Oscars seriously as the ultimate authority on cinema when they pass up 20 brilliant movies and choose The Blind Side as one of the years’ “10 Best!”

    I care about many things that I don’t worship unconditionally. “Cinemaphile” connotes an especially discerning type of film lover, right? and cinemaphiles are disappointed in a lot of the mundane movies that win Oscars and other awards every year.

  • Koleś

    Donald Glover for “Community” – this just made my day

  • folers

    Suraj Sharma!

    Reminds me of what Bill Maher once told a Bangladeshi-American: To them, you ARE a black man!

  • Zach

    Next-day realization of shock: No SPARKLE, WHITNEY HOUSTON, et al. I really had her pegged for a posthumous Golden Globe nomination–until the movie came out. With Maggie Smith in the mix and the unexpected SAG love for GG favorite Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy, Houston isn’t happening.

  • These awards are a serious joke! I don’t believe for a second that the majority of people who nominate for this trash watched many of the eligible 2012 movies. I just don’t! And if they did, then their selections would indicate that they have very little understanding of cinema. Just way too much Tyler Perry. And I’m sorry but “Red Tails’ however well meaning was awful. The most obvious snub is “Middle of Nowhere” for Best Picture. Enough said…

  • JamDenTel

    Nothing for Red Hook Summer? That’s distressing.

  • Dave L

    This is atrocious. Where is Middle of Nowhere? It is one of the best films of the year, irrespective of the colour of the actors. It is a beautifully written, sublimely acted and delicately directed piece of modern cinema. It should be winning these awards. This snub is a real shame.

  • The Bilingual Japanese Viewer

    Bottom line, I have to see these movies for myself. But speaking for myself, if NAACP make it clear or do it by default that they usually nominate efforts predominantly made by the so-called people of color, especially African American (and Hispanic American?) thespians, I think the observers might need to take it or leave it. The way I see it, it’s been established to support the so-called minority people’s endeavors; so it matters for those involved, in my (outside) opinion. (By the way, how many active/semi-active Japanese American actors/actresses of a certain level of reputation in American TV and big-screen film industry are there approximately – just being curious?) xD

  • alan of montreal

    From what I understand, “people of color” was coined by MLK.

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