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If you were looking for African-Americans to dominate at the 75th Golden Globes, well…you should tune in to 49th NAACP Image Awards on January 15, because the Globes have missed the mark.
In an announcement made early Monday morning, the nominees for the 2018 award show lacked an obvious amount of melanin. Only nine black actors and actresses were nominated for their work in 2017.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Denzel Washington
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer and Mary J. Blige
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Daniel Kaluuya
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Sterling K. Brown
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series- Musical or Comedy: Anthony Anderson
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Musical or Comedy: Issa Rae
Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Get Out
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Blackish
Anybody else feeling a little underwhelmed? 2017 was a great year for blacks in television, from The New Edition Story to Greenleaf, Queen Sugar and Power to those that dominated on the big screen in Detroit, Girls Trip, Crown Heights and more. If there was ever a time we were grateful for black award shows, this was it.
Be sure to tune in to the 49th NAACP Image Awards, January 15, only on TV One to see us get recognized for their contribution to television and film.
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