'The Wiz Live!' Receives 5 Critics' Choice Award Nominations; Niecy Nash, 'Black-ish' Also Score Nods

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Ne-Yo, Empire, and Jenifer Lewis also earn nominations for the 2016 Awards show.

The Critics' Choice Awards announced the 2016 nominations this morning.

The Wiz Live! brought in five nominations for the NBC adaption of the classic play and movie, reports Vulture.

Newcomer Shanice Williams received a nod for Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series.

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Mary J. Blige scored a nomination after portraying Evillene the Wicked Witch of the West and is up for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series.

Tony Award-winner, David Alan Grier received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. Ne-Yo will compete with Grier in the same category for his role as the Tin-Man.

The entire cast, including Stephanie Mills, Queen Latifah, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley and Elijah Kelly, could take home awards as the production earned a nomination for Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series.

Here are some of the highlights of nominations:

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