Spike Lee, Tyler Perry nominated for NAACP Image AwardsJanuary 28th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): American filmmakers Spike Lee and Tyler Perry have been nominated for the NAACP Image Awards.
They were leading the pack when the civil rights organisation announced the nominations in three directing categories on Tuesday.
Lee has been nominated for best motion picture director with Miracle of St. Anna.
Other strong contenders for the award are Perry (The Family That Preys), Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records), Gina Prince Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees) and Patrik Ian Polk (Noah’’s Arc: Jumping the Broom).
Kevin Sullivan has been nominated in the TV comedy category, in recognition of his work on hit series 30 Rock.
He will go up against Ali LeRoi (Everybody Hates Chris), Ken Whittingham (Entourage), Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) and Victor Nelli, Jr. (Ugly Betty).
Leading the TV drama shortlist is Heroes director Anthony Hemingway, reports Contactmusic.
He will battle it out with Eriq LaSalle (Law & Order: SVU), Ernest DICkerson, (Lincoln Heights), Paris Barclay (In Treatment) and Seth Mann (The Wire).
The winners will be announced on February 12, when the 40th NAACP Image Awards ceremony take place in Los Angeles. (ANI)
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