Perry earns 19 Image Award nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry dominated the nominations for the NAACP’s 42nd annual Image Awards.

Perry earned 19 nods Wednesday, including best director for “For Colored Girls” and best screenplay for “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” The films will compete for movie honors alongside “Just Wright,” “The Book of Eli” and “The Kids Are All Right.” His TBS television series, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” was nominated for best comedy series.

Other nominees are:

Best Actress: Janet Jackson (“Why Did I Get Married Too”), Halle Berry (“Frankie & Alice”), Kerry Washington (“Night Catches Us”), Queen Latifah (“Just Wright”) and Zoe Saldana (“The Losers”).

Best Actor: Denzel Washington (“The Book of Eli”), Anthony Mackie (“Night Catches Us”), Common (“Just Wright”), Jaden Smith (“The Karate Kid”) and Morgan Freeman (“Red”).

Best supporting actress: Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married Too) and “For Colored Girls” actresses Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad and Whoopi Goldberg.

Best supporting actor: Don Cheadle (“Brooklyn’s Finest”), Idris Elba (“Takers”), Justin Timberlake (“The Social Network”), Michael Ealy (“For Colored Girls”) and Samuel L. Jackson (“Mother and Child”).

Best comedy series: “House of Payne,” “30 Rock,” “Glee,” “Modern Family” and “Are We There Yet?”

Best drama series: “HawthoRNe,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Treme,” “Detroit 1-8-7” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Smokey Robinson’s “Now and Then,” Usher’s “Raymond vs. Raymond,” Sade’s “Soldier of Love” and “Wake Up!” by John Legend and the Roots are best album nominees.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Image Awards honor diversity in the arts and will be presented March 4.




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