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Nominees Announced for 41st NAACP Image Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., (January 6, 2010) — The 41st NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced today during a press conference at The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills.

Taye Diggs, Michael Strahan, Wanda Sykes, Kyle Massey, Chris Massey and Tatyana Ali joined NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair Clayola Brown and Vicangelo Bulluck, executive producer of the telecast, to announce the categories and nominees.

The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live on Feb. 26 (from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX.

Here is list of nominees in the movie categories:

Outstanding Motion Picture

• “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• “Michael Jackson’s: This Is It” (Columbia Pictures)

• “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

• “The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

• Denzel Washington, “The Taking of Pelham 123” (Columbia Pictures)

• Idris Elba, “Obsessed” (Screen Gems)

• Jamie Foxx, “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)

• Morgan Freeman, “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• Quinton Aaron, “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

• Anika Noni Rose, “The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

• Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

• Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• Sophie Okonedo, “Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)

• Taraji P. Henson, “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

• Adam Rodriguez, “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

• Anthony Mackie, “The Hurt Locker” (Summit Entertainment)

• Chiwetel Ejiofor, “2012” (Columbia Pictures)

• Danny Glover, “2012” (Columbia Pictures)

• Lenny Kravitz, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

• Alfre Woodard, “American Violet” (Universal Pictures)

• Mariah Carey, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

• Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

• Paula Patton, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

• Zoe Saldana, “Avatar” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

• “America” (Lifetime)

• “Brick City” (Sundance)

• “Georgia O’Keefe” (Lifetime)

• “Gifted Hands” (TNT)

• “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

• Cuba Gooding Jr., “Gifted Hands” (TNT)

• Eriq La Salle, “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)

• Gus Hoffman, “Gifted Hands” (TNT)

• Jaishon Fisher, “Gifted Hands” (TNT)

• Philip Johnson, “America” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

• Aunjanue Ellis, “Gifted Hands” (TNT)

• Cicely Tyson, “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)

• Kimberly Elise, “Gifted Hands” (TNT)

• Rosie O’Donnell, “America” (Lifetime)

• Ruby Dee, “America” (Lifetime)

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The nominees listed in the following categories were voted upon by Subcommittees.

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

• “American Violet” (Samuel Goldwyn Company)

• “Amreeka” (National Geographic Entertainment)

• “Endgame” (Montery Entertainment)

• “Medicine for Melancholy” (IFC Films)

• “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

• “The Maid” (Elephant Eye Films)

• “Rudo y Cursi” (Sony Pictures Classics)

• “Sin Nombre” (Focus Features)

• “Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)

• “The Stoning of Soraya M.” (Mpower Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

• “Capitalism: A Love Story” (Overture Films)

• “Crips and Bloods: Made in America” (Gravitas Ventures)

• “Crude” (First Run Features)

• “Good Hair” (Roadside Attractions)

• “More than a Game” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

• Anthony Peckham, “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

• John Lee Hancock, “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker, “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)

• Tyler Perry, “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

• F. Gary Gray, “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)

• George Tillman Jr., “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)

• Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

• Scott Sanders, “Black Dynamite” (Apparition)

• Spike Lee, “Passing Strange: The Movie” (IFC Films/Sundance Selects)

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