A much-anticipated Selma is sweeping up the award nominations this season. A day after the African-American Film Critics Association named the film the best of the year, it was nominated for eight NAACP Image Awards
David Oyelowo, who portrays Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma, was nominated for best actor. Andre Holland, Common, and Wendell Pierce were nominated for best supporting actor, Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey were nominated for best supporting actress, and Ava DuVernay earned a nod for best director.
Beyond the Lights, Dear White People, Get On Up, and Belle also earned nominations for best outstanding motion picture.
In addition to Oyelowo, other nominees in the best actor category include Idris Elba in No Good Deed, Chadwick Boseman in Get on Up, and Denzel Washington in The Equalizer.
Best actress contenders are Quevenzhane Wallis in Annie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Belle, Tessa Thompson in Dear White People, Viola Davis in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and Taraji P. Henson in No Good Deed.
black-ish, Key & Peele, Orange is the New Black, House of Lies, and Real Husbands of Hollywood all are up for best comedy series, while Being Mary Jane, House of Cards, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Grey’s Anatomy are contenders in the best drama series category.
On the music front, Erica Campbell, Jhene Aiko, 3 Winans Brothers, Liv Warfield and Aloe Blacc are up for Outstanding New Artist, while John Legend, Michael Jackson, Kem and Pharrell contend for Outstanding Male Artist. Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Ledisi, Mary J. Blige are up for Outstanding Female Artist. Click here for the full nominations list.
The awards show will air on TV One on February 6.