The nominations for the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced yesterday, and we are pleased to report that many of them are for LGBT-inclusive projects.
Established in 1967, at the height of the civil rights movement, the NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier event to honor outstanding black actors, actresses, writers, producers and directors.
Below is a list of LGBT-inclusive nominees. For a complete list, please click here.
Outstanding Comedy Series -- Ugly Betty
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series -- Paul James*, GREEK
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Wanda Sykes**, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Outstanding Drama Series -- Grey's Anatomy, House, Lincoln Heights, The Wire
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series -- Blair Underwood*, In Treatment
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series -- Michael Kenneth Williams*, The Wire
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series -- Sonja Sohn*, The Wire
Outstanding Reality Series -- Project Runway
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture -- Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series -- Liz Friedman & Sara Hess – House – "Lucky Thirteen"
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture -- Patrik-Ian Polk & John R. Gordon – Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom
Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction -- E. Lynn Harris**, "Just Too Good to Be True"
*plays LGBT character
**artist is LGBT
The 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live Thursday, Feb. 12 at 8 PM on Fox.