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Atlanta well represented in NAACP Image Award nominations: Tyler Perry, ‘The Game,’ ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘Flight’

Lifetime's successful remake of 'Steel Magnolias," shot in Atlanta, aired in September garnered several NAACP Image Award nominations. CREDIT: Lifetime

Lifetime's successful remake of 'Steel Magnolias," shot in Atlanta, aired in September garnered several NAACP Image Award nominations. CREDIT: Lifetime

Atlanta, becoming the mecca for Hollywood film and TV in the South, is well represented in the NAACP Image Award nominations, airing Feb. 1 on NBC at 8 p.m. Here is a sampling, with locally-connected TV shows, actors and films in bold face:

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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 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 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) (Shot in Wilmington, N.C. but written by a local Delta Air Lines employee Siddeequah Powell)
  • Rockmond Dunbar – “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
  • Tory Kittles – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

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 Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel) (She used to live in Atlanta)
• 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) (film shot and based in Atlanta)

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5 comments Add your comment

I dropped my fried twinkie

December 12th, 2012
10:29 pm

Why are there no White people up for the Image Awards?

Fred ™

December 13th, 2012
8:12 am

I would be embarrassed to receive an “award” when the competition was limited to just one race. Oh wait, they tossed an Indian in there for “diversity.” I would still be embarrassed. That so called “award” says, “I’m not good enough to compete with everybody so I got this award instead.”

Valerie

December 13th, 2012
9:39 am

TDMATL

December 13th, 2012
5:33 pm

Are you kiddng me people???!!! What about the Emmy’s or the Oscar’s.Oh! there’s so much diversity there! How many African-amercian comedy, sit-coms, dramas are nominated for Emmy’s? Yes, it’s okay because a lot of these great actors would will not ever be recognized in the mainstream arena. We are a proud people that are not ashamed to be recognized by our own. Since you won’t.

Taxi Smith

December 14th, 2012
9:52 am

What “image” is being projected here??