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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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