NAACP Image Awards: 'Creed' & 'Straight Outta Compton' Take the Lead
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NAACP Image Awards: Box Office Hits ‘Creed’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Take the Lead

Still shot of Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone from movie 'Creed'
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Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

-     Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

-     Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)

-     Nicole Beharie – “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)

-     Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)

-     Viola Davis – “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

-     Alfred Enoch – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

-     Bryshere Y. Gray – “Empire” (FOX)

-     Guillermo Diaz – “Scandal” (ABC)

-     Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)

-     Jussie Smollett – “Empire” (FOX)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

-     Cicely Tyson – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

-     Danai Gurira – “The Walking Dead” (AMC)

-     Grace Gealey – “Empire” (FOX)

-     Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)

-     Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC)


Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

-     “American Crime” (ABC)

-     “Bessie” (HBO)

-     “Luther” (BBC America)

-     “The Book of Negroes” (BET)

-     “The Wiz Live!” (NBC)


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

-     Cuba Gooding, Jr. – “The Book of Negroes” (BET)

-     David Alan Grier – “The Wiz Live!” (NBC)

-     David Oyelowo – “Nightingale” (HBO)

-     Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)

-     Michael Kenneth Williams – “Bessie” (HBO)


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

-     Angela Bassett – “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX Networks)

-     Aunjanue Ellis – “The Book of Negroes” (BET)

-     Jill Scott – “With this Ring” (Lifetime)

-     LaTonya Richardson Jackson – “Show Me a Hero” (HBO)

-     Queen Latifah – “Bessie” (HBO)


Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

-     “Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm” (ABC)

-     “News One Now” (TV One)

-         “Oprah Prime: Celebrating Dr. King and the Selma Marches 50 Years Later” (OWN)

-     “Oprah: Where Are They Now?- Civil Rights Special” (OWN)

-     “Unsung” (TV One)


Outstanding Talk Series

-     “Melissa Harris-Perry” (MSNBC)

-     “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

-     “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)

-     “The Talk” (CBS)

-     “The Wendy Williams Show” (Syndicated)


Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

-     “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)

-     “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)

-     “Shark Tank” (ABC)

-     “The Voice” (NBC)

-     “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” (OWN)


-     Nzingha Stewart – “With this Ring” (Lifetime)

-     Rusty Cundieff – “White Water” (TV One)

-     Salim Akil – “The Start Up” (BET)


Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Film)

-     Alfonso Gomez-Rejon – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (Fox Searchlight Pictures / Rhode Island Ave)

-     Charles Stone, III – “Lila and Eve” (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

-     F. Gary Gray – “Straight Outta Compton” (Universal Pictures)

-     Rick Famuyiwa – “Dope” (Open Road Films)

-     Ryan Coogler – “Creed” (Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Check out the rest of the list here.