Friday, February 6, 2015

2015 NAACP Image Award Nominations - Writing, Directing, and Animation Categories

The 2015 NAACP Image Awards will be presented in a 2-hour special that will air live on Friday, February 6, 2015 on TV One at 9pm ET/8CT (tape-delayed for PT – Pacific Time).  The ceremony will be preceded by a one-hour pre-show, which will air live from the red carpet at 8pm ET/7CT (PT tape-delayed).

Nominations in the Writing, Directing, and Animation categories for the 2015 / 46TH NAACP Image Awards:


Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
• Aisha Muharrar - "Parks and Recreation" - Ann & Chris (NBC)
• Brigette Munoz-Liebowitz - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" - Road Trip (FOX)
• Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project" - Danny and Mindy (FOX)
• Regina Hicks - "Instant Mom" - A Kids's Choice (Nickelodeon and Nick@Nite)
• Sara Hess - "Orange is the New Black" - It Was the Change (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
• Erika Green Swafford - "How to Get Away with Murder" - Let's Get To Scooping (ABC)
• Mara Brock Akil - "Being Mary Jane" - Uber Love (BET)
• Warren Leight, Julie Martin - "Law & Order: SVU" - American Disgrace (NBC)
• Zahir McGhee - "Scandal" - Mama Said Knock You Out (ABC)
• Zoanne Clack - "Grey's Anatomy" - You Be Illin' (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie
• Karin Gist, Regina Hicks - "Drumline: A New Beat" (VH1)
• Reggie Bythewood - "Gun Hill" (BET)
• Sharon Brathwaite, Peres Owino - "Seasons of Love" (Lifetime Networks)
• Shernold Edwards - "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" (Lifetime Networks)
• Sterling Anderson, Maria Nation - "The Gabby Douglas Story" (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
• Chris Rock - "Top Five" (Paramount Pictures)
• Justin Simien - "Dear White People" (Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate)
• Margaret Nagle - "The Good Lie" (Alcon Entertainment)
• Misan Sagay - "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)
• Richard Wenk - "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures)


Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
• Ken Whittingham - "Parks and Recreation" - Prom (NBC)
• Ken Whittingham - "The Mindy Project" - Think Like a Peter (FOX)
• Linda Mendoza - "Bad Judge" - One Brave Waitress (NBC)
• Reginald Hudlin - "Bad Judge" - Knife to a Gunfight (NBC)
• Stan Lathan - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" - No New Friends (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
• Anton Cropper - "Suits" - One-Two-Three Go... (USA)
• Carl Franklin - "House of Cards" - Chapter 14 (Netflix)
• Cary Joji Fukunaga - "True Detective" - Who Goes There (HBO)
• Hanelle Culpepper - "Criminal Minds" - The Edge of Winter (CBS)
• Millicent Shelton - "The Divide" - And the Little Ones Get Caught (WE tv)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie
• Bille Woodruff - "Drumline: A New Beat" (VH1)
• Greg Champion - "The Gabby Douglas Story" (Lifetime Networks)
• Michael Wilson - "The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime Networks)
• Reggie Bythewood - "Gun Hill" (BET)
• Stephen Tolkin - "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" (Lifetime Networks)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
• Amma Asante - "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)
• Antoine Fuqua - "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures)
• Ava DuVernay - "Selma" (Paramount Pictures)
• Gina Prince-Bythewood - "Beyond The Lights" (Relativity Media)
• John Ridley - "JIMI: All Is By My Side" (XLrator Media)


Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - (Television or Film)
• Jamie Foxx - "Rio 2" (20th Century Fox)
• Loretta Devine - "Doc McStuffins" (Disney Junior)
• Morgan Freeman - "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures/Ratpac-Dune Entertainment/Lego System A/S/VertigoEntertainment/Lin Pictures)
• Tracy Morgan - "The Boxtrolls" (Focus Features)
• Zoe Saldana - "The Book of Life" (20th Century Fox)


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