QUVENZHANE WALLIS, YARA SHAHIDI, CURTIS HARRIS AMONG NAACP IMAGE AWARDS NOMINEES

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The nominees for THE 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS are in and some of your favorite young stars made the list! The categories and nominees were announced by Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Alfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder), Aja Naomi King (How To Get Away With Murder) and Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) who were joined by the President ,and CEO of the NAACP, Cornell William Brooks at a press conference in LA yesterday.

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Winners will be announced during the 46th NAACP Image Awards which will broadcast LIVE on TV ONE on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special.

“The Image Awards continues the NAACP’s quest to celebrate and uplift individuals who model principles of hard work, perseverance, and community empowerment. I believe this year’s nominees exemplify just that,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors.

“We have enjoyed a great collaboration with TV One and look forward to working with them again this year to create a wonderful evening of entertainment”.It was an honor to be part of today’s announcement recognizing the outstanding artistic achievements by members of our community. The NAACP Image Awards is more than just a ceremony, but an institution for artists and social justice pioneers of color”, stated Cornell William Brooks, President & CEO, NAACP. “As the Image Awards continues to grow and evolve, the principles of social justice remain at its core”.

Here are some of the young stars who were nominated:

• China Anne McClain – “How to Build a Better Boy” (Disney Channel)

• Curtis Harris – “Haunted Hathaways” (Nickelodeon)

• Taliyah Whitaker – “Wallykazam!” (Nickelodeon)

• Quvenzhané Wallis – “Annie” (Columbia Pictures)

•Yara Shahidi -“Blackish”(ABC)

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at Naacpimageawards.com

Source: NAACP

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