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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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