BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Spike and VH1 Are Viacom’s NAACP Image Award Nominees

by Tory Mast
Dec 5, 2017 9:45 AM ET
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Tanya Davis contributed reporting.

We’re thrilled to report that Viacom’s brands have just been nominated for a total of 16 NAACP Image Awards across BETComedy CentralNickelodeonSpike and VH1. The awards honor outstanding achievements of people of color and those who promote social justice in the arts, and we couldn’t be more proud of our nominees — see the list below. Winners will be announced at a live ceremony on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, Jan. 15).

Congratulations to everyone involved for their fantastic work on these programs. Check out our nominated shows and specials and the respective award categories below.

BET

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

The New Edition Story

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Laurence Fishburne, Madiba

Bryshere Grey, The New Edition Story

Woody McClain, The New Edition Story

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama

Outstanding Variety or Game Show (Series or Special)

Black Girls Rock! 2017

Abdul Williams, The New Edition Story – Night 2

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

Kevin Hooks, Madiba – Night 2

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

Chris Robinson, The New Edition Story– Night 1

Comedy Central

Outstanding Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Legends of Chamberlain Heights

Nickelodeon

Outstanding Children’s Program

Nella the Princess Knight

Spike

Outstanding Variety or Game Show (Series or Special)

Lip Sync Battle

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

LL Cool J, Lip Sync Battle

VH1

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina) and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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