Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms

(Multiple Warner Media shows get NAACP noms)

NAACP announced its nominees for the organization’s 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work.

Brands across WarnerMedia’s portfolio like Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, HBO and TBS received nominations across 30 different categories including: “Outstanding Comedy Series,” “Outstanding Children’s Programming,” “Outstanding Variety Series,” and many more.

Television Categories

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • Insecure (HBO)
  • The Last O.G. (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Tracy Morgan, The Last O.G. (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jay Ellis, Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Natasha Rothwell, Insecure (HBO)

Yvonne Orji, Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Outstanding  Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Outstanding  Actress in a Drama Series

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)

Michael Kenneth Williams, Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Aunjanue Ellis,  Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You (HBO)


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Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

The Color of Covid  (CNN)

Outstanding Talk Series

The Shop: Uninterrupted (HBO)

Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

United Shades of American with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion (HBO Max)

Yvonne Orji: Momma I Made It! (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Program

Craig of the Creek  (Cartoon Network)

We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical (HBO)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Don Lemon, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (CNN)

LeBron James, The Shop: Uninterrupted (HBO)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special)

W. Kamau Bell – United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Outstanding Guest Performance – Comedy or Drama Series

Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama

Lazor Wulf  (Adult Swim)

Motion Picture Category

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Jahzir Bruno, The Witches (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Charm City Kings (HBO Max)

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture

Scoob! (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture

Chris Rock, The Witches (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Documentary Category

Outstanding Documentary

On the Record (HBO Max)

Writing Category

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Issa Rae, Insecure – “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself” (HBO)

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You  – “Ego Death” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

Geri Cole, The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special  (HBO Max)

Directing Category

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Sam Miller and Michaela Coel,  I May Destroy You  – “Ego Death” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in Drama Series

Cheryl Dunye, Lovecraft Country – “Strange Case” (HBO)

Misha Green, Lovecraft Country – “Jig-a-Bobo”(HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

Chuck Vinson and Alan Muraoka, The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special (HBO Max)

Kamilah Forbes, Between The World and Me (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

Muta’ Ali, Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (HBO)

Sam Pollard and Maro Chermayeff, Atlanta Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (Ep. 1 & 2 ) – (HBO)


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This year’s winners will be announced during a live ceremony in March.  

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