The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced on December 13, with 21st Century Fox film and television projects receiving 34 total nominations. Fox Searchlight’s recent historical drama The Birth of a Nation received six nominations, tying with Moonlight as the year’s most-nominated film. Several more Fox films and TV series were recognized, including FX’s hit limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson (six nominations), 20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures (three nominations), and FOX’s musical drama Empire (six nominations), which collected five awards last year. This year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony in Hollywood on February 11 hosted by Anthony Anderson and broadcast live on TV ONE at 9pm/8c.
“The Image Awards is the premier showcase for art and advocacy reflecting the depth and diversity of the African-American experience,” said Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO, NAACP. “It is an American prism through which we see a breadth of culture and color reflected in film, television, music, and literature in ways that reveal our shared humanity. At a moment when America is so divided, the Image Awards represents an hour that brings us together.”
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