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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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