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NAACP Image Awards Nominations are LGBT-Inclusive

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By GLAAD |
January 8, 2009

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.

Wanda Sykes

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

Michael Kenneth Williams as Omar in The Wire

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

Noah's Arc

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture -- Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series -- Liz Friedman & Sara HessHouse – "Lucky Thirteen"

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture -- Patrik-Ian Polk & John R. GordonNoah’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.

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