‘Black Panther’ Tops NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Black Panther Lupita Nyong'o Danai Gurira. The sequel Black Panther II will remain in Georgia. (Credit: Disney-Marvel)

Nominations for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were announced Wednesday at the Television Critics  Association’s Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, with Black Panther and Donald Glover receiving the most nods.

Black Panther picked up 14 nominations, including outstanding motion picture. The film’s star Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler were additionally nominated for entertainer of the year alongside Beyonce, Regina King, and LeBron James.

Black Panther will compete with If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, The Hate U Give and Crazy Rich Asians in the outstanding motion picture category.

On the TV side, Glover picked up nominations for acting and directing Atlanta. The FX series is additionally nominated for best comedy series.

Glover was singled out for his music as well, with his alter ego Childish Gambino receiving a nomination for top male performer. His socially conscious single This Is America is also nominated for best video and song. That adds up to five nominations for Glover.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, will receive an award for public service.

The 50th NAACP Image Awards honoring entertainers and writers of color will take place on March 30, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and air live on TV One.

For a full list of nominations, click here.