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40th NAACP Image Award Nominations

January 8, 2009


Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and Will Smith are just a few of the A-List stars to be nominated for The 40th NAACP Image Awards. See who else made the cut!

Along with Will for ‘Seven Pounds,’ Don Cheadle (‘Traitor’), Derek Luke (‘Miracle at St. Anna’), Alfre Woodard (‘Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys’), Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning (‘The Secret Life of Bees’) are among the stars to receive acting noms for the Motion Picture category. ‘Cadillac Records,’ ‘Miracle at St. Anna,’ ‘The Secret Life of Bees,’ ‘Seven Pounds’ and ‘Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys’ are all nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture.

On the TV drama side, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House,” “Lincoln Heights,” “The Unit” and “The Wire” will compete against each other. “30 Rock,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Game,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Ugly Betty” will vie for Outstanding Comedy Series, with America Ferrera, Donald Faison, Chandra Wilson, Dennis Haysbert, Blair Underwood and Omar Epps nominated for their respective shows.

Beyonce is nominated for Outstanding Female Recording Artist alongside Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey and Rihanna, while Chris Brown, Common, Jamie Foxx, John Legend and are up for Outstanding Male Artist.

Previous NAACP Image Award recipients Halle Berry and filmmaker Tyler Perry will host The 40th NAACP Image Awards at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, coinciding with the NAACP’s 100th anniversary. It airs live on February 12 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

For more information and a complete list of nominations go to

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