Friday, January 14, 2011

42nd Image Awards Nominees for Writing and Directing in Film and TV

The nominees for the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards were recently announced. The press release is long, so I’m breaking it up over several posts:


Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
• Aaron McGruder - "The Boondocks" -The Fund-Raiser (Cartoon Network)
• Daniel Chun - "The Office" -Nepotism (NBC)
• Kenny Smith - "Pair of Kings" -Where the Wild Kings Are (Disney XD)
• Myra J. - "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" -Meet the Racist (TBS)
• Vali Chandrasekaran - "30 Rock" -Khonani (NBC)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
• Alexander Woo - "True Blood" - It Hurts Me Too (HBO)
• Janine Sherman Barrois - "Criminal Minds" -Remembrance of Things Past (CBS)
• Judith McCreary - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" -Disabled (NBC)
• Leyani Diaz, Vanessa Rojas - "The Event" -Loyalty (NBC)
• Shonda Rhimes - "Private Practice" -Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King? (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture -(Theatrical or Television)
• Mary King, Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel, Marko King, Jonathan Watters, Cheryl Edwards - "Frankie & Alice" (Freestyle Releasing)
• Michael C. Martin - "Brooklyn's Finest" (Overture Films)
• Michael Elliot - "Just Wright" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Rodrigo Garcia - "Mother and Child" (Sony Pictures Classics)
• Tyler Perry - "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" (Lionsgate)


Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
• Joe Morton - "Eureka" -Stoned (Syfy)
• Justin Lin - "Community" -Modern Warfare (NBC)
• Ken Whittingham - "30 Rock" -Anna Howard Shaw Day (NBC)
• Kevin Rodney Sullivan - "Modern Family" -Game Changer (ABC)
• Michael Schultz - "Chuck" -Chuck vs. "The Couch Lock" (NBC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
• Felix Alcala - "Southland" -What Makes Sammy Run (TNT)
• Millicent Shelton - "Men of A Certain Age" -Go with the Flow (TNT)
• Paris Barclay - "In Treatment" -Sunil: Week 6 (HBO)
• Seith Mann - "Friday Night Lights" -Injury List (DirecTV/NBC)
• Stephen L. Williams - "Undercovers" -Instructions (NBC)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture -(Theatrical or Television)
• Geoffrey Sax - "Frankie & Alice" (Freestyle Releasing)
• George Tillman, Jr. - "Faster" (CBS Films)
• Tanya Hamilton - "Night Catches Us" (Magnolia Pictures)
• The Hughes Brothers - "The Book of Eli" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Tyler Perry - "For Colored Girls" (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

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