The nominees for the 40th NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards have been announced. During a press discussion at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, January 7, it was exposed that "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Cadillac Records" have led the fields with manifold counts. Southern-set drama "Secret Life" collected 8 nods, while musical drama "Cadillac" conventional 7 gongs.
Both "Secret Life" and "Cadillac" will have to contend against each other for many categories as well as, Outstanding Motion image and Outstanding inscription. In the run for marvelous action image, the two were joined by Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna", Gabriele Muccino's "Seven Pounds" and Tyler Perry's "The Family That Preys". Meanwhile, for the writing category, they are up against "Rachel Getting Married", "A Raisin. In The Sun" and "Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom".
Beside the two categories, "Secret Life" and "Cadillac" have also brought their stars nomination. Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah got Outstanding Actress nod, Nate Parker was on the run for Outstanding sustaining Actor prize, and Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Sophie Okonedo gained Outstanding Supporting Actress counts for their performances in "Secret Life". "Cadillac", on the other hand, gave a nod each to Jeffrey Wright for Outstanding Actor, Cedric the Entertainer, Columbus Short and Mos Def for Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Beyonce Knowles for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
Nominees of the 40th NAACP Image Awards in Motion Picture Categories:
Outstanding Motion Picture:
"Miracle at St. Anna"
"The Secret Life of Bees"
"The Family That Preys"
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:
Derek Luke, "Miracle at St. Anna"
Don Cheadle, "Traitor"
Jeffrey Wright, "Cadillac Records"
Rob Brown, "The Express"
Will Smith, "Seven Pounds"
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture:
Alfre Woodard, "The Family That Preys"
Angela Bassett, "Meet The Browns"
Dakota Fanning, "The Secret Life of Bees"
Queen Latifah, "The Secret Life of Bees"
Rosario Dawson, "Seven Pounds"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
Cedric the Entertainer, "Cadillac Records"
Columbus Short, "Cadillac Records"
Dev Patel, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Mos Def, "Cadillac Records"
Nate Parker, "The Secret Life of Bees"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Alicia Keys, "The Secret Life of Bees"
Beyonce Knowles, "Cadillac Records"
Jennifer Hudson, "The Secret Life of Bees"
Sophie Okonedo, "The Secret Life of Bees"
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture:
"Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom"
"Rachel Getting Married"
Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture:
"Captain Abu Raed"
"Song of Sparrows"
"Under the Same Moon"
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television):
Darnell Martin, "Cadillac Records"
Gina Prince-Bythewood, "The Secret Life of Bees"
Jenny Lumet, "Rachel Getting Married"
Paris Qualles, "A Raisin In The Sun"
Patrik-Ian Polk & John R. Gordon, "Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom"
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