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“The Voice,” “United Shades” nab NAACP Image Awards noms

NBC’s The Voice and CNN’s United Shades of America lead a list of nominations for the Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series at the 48th NAACP Image Awards. The nominees were announced Dec. 13. ...
December 13, 2016

NBC’s The Voice and CNN’s United Shades of America lead a list of nominations for the Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series at the 48th NAACP Image Awards.

The nominees were announced Dec. 13. Also included in the reality program category are Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) Little Big Shots (NBC) and Mary Mary (WE tv).

Those in the running for Outstanding Variety (Series or Special) are: 2016 Black Girls Rock (BET) Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) Lemonade (HBO) Lip Sync Battle (Spike TV) and The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards 2016 (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network).

In the feature documentary category, nominees include award-show favorites Ava DuVernay’s 13th (Netflix) and Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro (Velvet Film), as well as Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (The People’s Poet LLC), Miss Sharon Jones! (Cabin Creek Films) and Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (Coffee Bluff Pictures).

The Outstanding Documentaries for television nominees are:

  • Major League Legends: Hank Aaron (Smithsonian Channel)
  • Policing the Police (PBS)
  • Roots: A History Revealed (History)
  • Roots: A New Vision (History)
  • Streets of Compton (A&E)

The 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards will be presented on Feb. 11, at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST. on TV One.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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