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NAACP Image Awards: H.E.R, Lil Nas X and Jennifer Hudson among artists leading nominations | Ents & Arts News


Musicians H.E.R, Lil Nas X and Jennifer Hudson have been named as some of the frontrunners for the NAACP Image Awards after the nominations were announced.

The annual awards for the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People celebrate achievement in the arts.

Singer-songwriter H.E.R has been given six nods, including for best female artist and best album (Back Of My Mind).

Chloe, Drake, Jazmine Sullivan and Silk Sonic – a collaboration between Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak – have four nominations each, followed by Hudson, Lil Nas X, Questlove and Saweetie with three nods apiece.

Lil Nas X is up for entertainer of the year. Pic: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Industry Baby rapper Lil Nas X and Respect actress Hudson go up against Megan Thee Stallion, Regina King and Tiffany Haddish for the night’s top award, entertainer of the year.

Rapper Doja Cat is also nominated in a number of categories.

In the film and television categories, Netflix western The Harder They Fall clinched a dozen nominations, as did HBO’s Insecure.

Alongside The Harder They Fall, Judas and the Black Messiah, King Richard, Respect and The United States vs. Billie Holiday will all vie for the outstanding motion picture trophy.

Other TV shows with multiple nominations include Black-ish, Pose and Genius: Aretha.

“We are thrilled to recognise this year’s nominees, who have all brought dynamic, entertaining, and thought provoking content to our attention through their incredible work in film, television, music and more,” said Karen Boykin-Towns, Image Awards Committee chairman.

The awards will take place on 27 February in the US.


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