I’m loving the Cicely Tyson nomination – she never got her due.  Also nice to see Emma Stone recognized.  Though of course, three of the year’s best performances, Viola Davis,  Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain are also nominated and have the best chance of going through to the Oscar race.

And the nominees are:

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)

Actor in a Motion Picture
Eddie Murphy — “Tower Heist” (Universal Pictures)
Laurence Fishburne — “Contagion” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Laz Alonso — “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
Oliver Litondo — “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
Vin Diesel — “Fast Five” (Universal Pictures)

Actress in a Motion Picture
Adepero Oduye — “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Emma Stone — “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Paula Patton — “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
Viola Davis — “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Zoe Saldana — “Colombiana” (TriStar Pictures)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Anthony Mackie — “The Adjustment Bureau” (Universal Pictures)
Charles Parnell — “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Don Cheadle — “The Guard” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Jeffrey Wright — “The Ides of March” (Columbia Pictures)
Mike Epps — “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Bryce Dallas Howard — “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Cicely Tyson — “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Kim Wayans — “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Maya Rudolph — “Bridesmaids” (Universal Pictures)
Octavia Spencer — “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

Independent Motion Picture
“I Will Follow” (AFFRM)
“Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
“MOOZ-lum” (AFFRM)
“Pariah” (Focus Features)
“The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)

Foreign Motion Picture
“A Separation” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Attack the Block” (Screen Gems)
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)
“Le Havre” (Janus Films)
“Life, Above All” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Documentary (Theatrical or Television)
“Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” (Submarine Deluxe)
“Sing Your Song” (HBO Documentary Films)
“The Rescuers” (Michael King Productions)
“Thunder Soul” (Roadside Attractions)

TV noms can be found here.