2017 NAACP Image Awards: And The Nominees Are...

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The 2017 NAACP Image Awards nominations are in, and some of the most popular shows on the small screen made the cut. 

With nominations for shows such as Empire, Power, Insecure and Orange is the New Black, it remains to be seen just which of the shows will win the most awards. 

Finding a Solution - Empire

The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the achievements of people of color in the world of TV, music, literature, and film. The winners will be announced live during an awards ceremony which is scheduled to air Monday, January 15 on TV One. 

Have a look below at the major TV nominees. 

Outstanding Drama Series

Greenleaf (OWN)

Power (Starz)

Queen Sugar (OWN)

This Is Us (NBC)

Underground (WGN America)

A Gun Fight - Underground

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Kofi Siriboe – Queen Sugar (OWN)

Mike Colter – Marvel’s The Defenders (Netflix) 

Omari Hardwick – Power (Starz) 

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)

Terrence Howard – Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Jurnee Smollett-Bell – Underground (WGN America)

Kerry Washington – Scandal (ABC) 

 Rutina Wesley – Queen Sugar (OWN)

Taraji P. Henson – Empire (FOX) 

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Getting Help - How to Get Away with Murder

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bryshere Gray – Empire (FOX)

Dondre Whitfield – Queen Sugar (OWN) 

Joe Morton – Scandal (ABC) 

Jussie Smollett – Empire (FOX) 

Trai Byers – Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 

Lynn Whitfield – Greenleaf (OWN)

Naturi Naughton – Power (Starz) 

Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us (NBC) 

Tina Lifford – Queen Sugar (OWN)

Moira In the Past - The Handmaid's Tale

Outstanding Comedy Series 

Ballers (HBO) 

black-ish (ABC) 

Dear White People (Netflix)

Insecure (HBO)

Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series 

Anthony Anderson – black-ish (ABC)

Aziz Ansari – Master of None (Netflix)

Dwayne Johnson – Ballers (HBO) 

Keegan-Michael Key – Friends from College (Netflix)

RonReaco Lee – Survivor’s Remorse (Starz) 

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Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Danielle Brooks – Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)

Loretta Devine – The Carmichael Show (NBC)

Niecy Nash – Claws (TNT)

Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish  (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ernie Hudson – Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Jay Ellis – Insecure (HBO)

John David Washington – Ballers (HBO)

Omar Miller – Ballers (HBO)

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC) 

Tichina Arnold – Survivor’s Remorse (Starz) 

Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Yvonne Orji – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Bryshere Grey – The New Edition Story (BET)

Idris Elba – Guerrilla (Showtime)

Laurence Fishburne – Madiba (BET)

Mack Wilds – Shots Fired (FOX)

Woody McClain – The New Edition Story (BET)

Idris Elba

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Jill Scott – Flint (Lifetime)

Oprah Winfrey – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

Queen Latifah – Flint (Lifetime)

Regina King – American Crime (ABC)

Sanaa Lathan – Shots Fired (FOX)

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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