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Friday, January 09, 2009

NAACP Image Awards Noms are LGBT-Inclusive

GLAAD reports:
The nominations for the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced yesterday, and we are pleased to report that many of them are for LGBT-inclusive projects. Established in 1967, at the height of the civil rights movement, the NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event to honor outstanding black actors, actresses, writers, producers and directors. Below is a list of LGBT-inclusive nominees.


  • Outstanding Comedy Series — Ugly Betty
  • Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series — Paul James* (Greek)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series — Wanda Sykes** (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
  • Outstanding Drama Series — Grey’s Anatomy, House, Lincoln Heights, The Wire
  • Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series — Blair Underwood* (In Treatment)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Michael Kenneth Williams*(The Wire)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Sonja Sohn* (The Wire)
  • Outstanding Reality Series — Project Runway
  • Outstanding Independent Motion Picture — Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom
  • Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series — Liz Friedman & Sara Hess – House – “Lucky Thirteen”
  • Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture — Patrik-Ian Polk & John R. Gordon – Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom
  • Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction — E. Lynn Harris**, “Just Too Good to Be True”
    • *plays LGBT character
      **artist is LGBT

      The 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live Thursday, Feb. 12 at 8 PM on Fox.

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