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Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • "Invictus" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • "Michael Jackson's: This Is It" (Columbia Pictures)
  • "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
  • "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Denzel Washington – "The Taking of Pelham 123" (Columbia Pictures)
  • Idris Elba – "Obsessed" (Screen Gems)
  • Jamie Foxx – "Law Abiding Citizen" (Overture Films)
  • Morgan Freeman – "Invictus" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Quinton Aaron – "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Anika Noni Rose – "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Gabourey Sidibe – "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
  • Sandra Bullock – "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Sophie Okonedo – "Skin" (Jour De Fete Films)
  • Taraji P. Henson – "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Adam Rodriguez – "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (Lionsgate)
  • Anthony Mackie – "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – "2012" (Columbia Pictures)
  • Danny Glover – "2012" (Columbia Pictures)
  • Lenny Kravitz – "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Alfre Woodard – "American Violet" (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
  • Mariah Carey – "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
  • Mo'Nique – "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
  • Paula Patton – "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
  • Zoe Saldana – "Avatar" (Twentieth Century Fox)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

  • "American Violet" (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
  • "Amreeka" (National Geographic Entertainment)
  • "Endgame" (monterey media)
  • "Medicine for Melancholy" (IFC Films)
  • "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

  • "The Maid" (Elephant Eye Films)
  • "Rudo y Cursi" (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • "Sin Nombre" (Focus Features)
  • "Skin" (Jour De Fete Films)
  • "The Stoning of Soraya M." (Mpower Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

  • "Capitalism: A Love Story" (Overture Films)
  • "Crips and Bloods: Made in America" (Gravitas Ventures)
  • "Crude" (First Run Features)
  • "Good Hair" (Roadside Attractions)
  • "More than a Game" (Lionsgate)

Television Categories

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • "30 Rock" (NBC)
  • "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)
  • "Glee" (FOX)
  • "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
  • "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Daryl "Chill" Mitchell – "Brothers" (FOX)
  • Donald Faison – "Scrubs" (NBC)
  • Dulé Hill – "Psych" (USA Network)
  • LaVan Davis – "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
  • Tyler James Williams – "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

  • America Ferrera – "Ugly Betty" (ABC)
  • Cassi Davis – "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
  • CCH Pounder – "Brothers" (FOX)
  • Sherri Shepherd – "Sherri" (Lifetime)
  • Tichina Arnold – "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Lamman Rucker – "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" (TBS)
  • Lance Gross – "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
  • Larenz Tate – "Rescue Me" (FX)
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner – "Sherri" (Lifetime)
  • Tracy Morgan – "30 Rock" (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Ana Ortiz – "Ugly Betty" (ABC)
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam – "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin – "Rita Rocks" (Lifetime)
  • Vanessa Williams – "Ugly Betty" (ABC)
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson – "The Game" (CW)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • "Cold Case" (CBS)
  • "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
  • "HawthoRNe" (TNT)
  • "Lincoln Heights" (ABC Family)
  • "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • Anthony Anderson – "Law & Order" (NBC)
  • Hill Harper – "CSI: NY" (CBS)
  • LL Cool J – "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS)
  • Laurence Fishburne – "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)
  • Taye Diggs – "Private Practice" (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

  • Chandra Wilson – "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith – "HawthoRNe" (TNT)
  • Jill Scott – "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO)
  • Regina King – "Southland" (NBC)
  • Sandra Oh – "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Corey Reynolds – "The Closer" (TNT)
  • Delroy Lindo – "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
  • James Pickens, Jr. – "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
  • Mekhi Phifer – "Lie To Me" (FOX)
  • Rocky Carroll – "NCIS" (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Anika Noni Rose – "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO)
  • Audra McDonald – "Private Practice" (ABC)
  • Gabrielle Union – "Flash Forward" (ABC)
  • Jurnee Smollett – "Friday Night Lights" (NBC)
  • S. Epatha Merkerson – "Law & Order" (NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • "America" (Lifetime)
  • "Brick City" (Sundance)
  • "Georgia O'Keeffe" (Lifetime)
  • "Gifted Hands" (TNT)
  • "Relative Stranger" (Hallmark)

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

  • Cuba Gooding Jr. – "Gifted Hands" (TNT)
  • Eriq La Salle – "Relative Stranger" (Hallmark)
  • Gus Hoffman – "Gifted Hands" (TNT)
  • Jaishon Fisher – "Gifted Hands" (TNT)
  • Philip Johnson – "America" (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie,
Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Aunjanue Ellis – "Gifted Hands" (TNT)
  • Cicely Tyson – "Relative Stranger" (Hallmark)
  • Kimberly Elise – "Gifted Hands" (TNT)
  • Rosie O'Donnell – "America" (Lifetime)
  • Ruby Dee – "America" (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Bryton James – "The Young and The Restless" (CBS)
  • Cassius Willis – "The Young and The Restless" (CBS)
  • Cornelius Smith, Jr. – "All My Children" (ABC)
  • Terrell Tilford – "One Life To Live" (ABC)
  • Texas Battle – "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Daphnee Duplaix – "One Life to Live" (ABC)
  • Debbi Morgan – "All My Children" (ABC)
  • Eva Marcille – "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
  • Tatyana Ali – "The Young and The Restless" (CBS)
  • Tonya Lee Williams – "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

  • "Anderson Cooper 360: President Obama's African Journey" (CNN)
  • "CNN Presents: Reclaiming the Dream 2" (CNN)
  • "The Inauguration of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States" (BET)
  • "Judge Mathis" (Syndicated)
  • "Leading Women: India.Arie, Dr. Maya Angelou" (Centric)

Outstanding Talk Series

  • "Lopez Tonight" (TBS)
  • "The Mo'Nique Show" (BET)
  • "The Tyra Banks Show" (CW)
  • "The View" (ABC)
  • "The Wanda Sykes Show" (FOX)

Outstanding Reality Series

  • "American Idol 8" (FOX)
  • "America's Next Top Model" (CW)
  • "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)
  • "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (ABC)
  • "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Bravo)

Outstanding Variety – (Series or Special)

  • "BET Awards 2009" (BET)
  • "Bill Cosby: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" (PBS)
  • "The Michael Jackson Memorial: Celebrating the Life of Michael Jackson"
     (ABC, BET, CNN, MTV, NBC)
  • "Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me" (HBO)
  • "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" (HBO)

Outstanding Children's Program

  • "The Backyardigans" (Nickelodeon)
  • "Dora The Explorer" (Nickelodeon)
  • "Go, Diego, Go" (Nickelodeon)
  • "True Jackson, VP" (Nickelodeon)
  • "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie" (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's
Program – (Series or Special)

  • Caitlin Sanchez – "Dora the Explorer" (Nickelodeon)
  • Keke Palmer – "True Jackson, VP" (Nickelodeon)
  • LaShawn Jefferies – "The Backyardigans" (Nickelodeon)
  • Nick Cannon – "TeenNick HALO Awards" (TeenNick)
  • Selena Gomez – "Wizards of Waverly Place" (Disney Channel)

Writing Categories

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

  • Alyson Fouse – "Brothers" – Meet Mike Trainor (FOX)
  • Halsted Sullivan & Warren Lieberstein – "The Office" – Café Disco (NBC)
  • Kenny Smith – "The Game" – The Wedding (CW)
  • Marc Wilmore – "The Simpsons" – The Good, The Sad, & The Drugly (FOX)
  • Saladin Patterson & James Roday – "Psych" – High Top Fade Out (USA Network)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

  • Alexander Woo – "True Blood" – Beyond Here Lies Nothin (HBO)
  • Kathleen McGhee-Anderson – "Lincoln Heights" – Home Again (ABC Family)
  • Sara Hess – "House" – The Greater Good (FOX)
  • Shonda Rhimes – "Grey's Anatomy" – What a Difference A Day Makes (ABC)
  • Zoanne Clack – "Grey's Anatomy" – Stand By Me (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

  • Anthony Peckham – "Invictus" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Geoffrey Fletcher – "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
  • John Lee Hancock – "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker – "Notorious" (Fox Searchlight)
  • Tyler Perry – "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (Lionsgate)

Directing Categories

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Ali LeRoi – "Everybody Hates Chris" – Everybody Hates The G.E.D. (CW)
  • Justin Lin – "Community" – Introduction to Statistics (NBC)
  • Ken Whittingham – "30 Rock" – The Funcooker (NBC)
  • Michael Schultz – "Drop Dead Diva" – Second Chances (Lifetime)
  • Reggie Hudlin – "The Office" – Koi Pond (NBC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

  • Chandra Wilson – "Grey's Anatomy" – Give Peace a Chance (ABC)
  • Edward James Olmos – "Battlestar Galactica" – Islanded in a Stream of Stars (Syfy)
  • Ernest Dickerson – "Dexter" – Road Kill (Showtime)
  • Kevin Sullivan – "Lincoln Heights" – Aftershock (ABC Family)
  • Paris Barclay – "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" – Coup de Grace (CBS)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

  • F. Gary Gray – "Law Abiding Citizen" (Overture Films)
  • George Tillman, Jr. – "Notorious" (Fox Searchlight)
  • Lee Daniels – "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
  • Scott Sanders – "Black Dynamite" (Apparition)
  • Spike Lee – "Passing Strange: The Movie" (IFC Films/Sundance Selects)

Recording Categories

Outstanding New Artist

  • Jeremih (Def Jam)
  • Keri Hilson (Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 Inc/Interscope Records)
  • K'Jon (Universal Republic Records)
  • Kristinia DeBarge (Def Jam)
  • Melanie Fiona (SRC/Universal Motown)

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Anthony Hamilton (SoSo Def/Jive Records)
  • Charlie Wilson (Jive Label Group)
  • Jay-Z (Roc Nation)
  • Maxwell (Columbia Records)
  • Ne-Yo (Def Jam)

Outstanding Female Artist

  • Alicia Keys (Columbia Records)
  • India.Arie (Universal Republic Records)
  • Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)
  • Rihanna (Def Jam)
  • Whitney Houston (Artista Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

  • 3 Mo' Divas (MariMo' Music Inc.)
  • The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
  • Day26 (Bad Boy Records)
  • Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Roc Nation)
  • Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West (Roc Nation)

Outstanding Jazz Album

  • "Detroit" – Gerald Wilson Orchestra (Mack Avenue Records)
  • "He and She" – Wynton Marsalis (Blue Note Records)
  • "Kind of Brown" – Christian McBride & Inside Straight (Mack Avenue Records)
  • "Poetically Justified" – Marcus Johnson (Three Keys Music)
  • "The Real Thing" – Vanessa Williams (Concord Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

  • "A City Called Heaven" – Shirley Caesar (Light Records)
  • "How I Got Over" – Vickie Winans (Destiny Joy)
  • "Love Unstoppable" – Fred Hammond (Verity Records)
  • "Still" – BeBe & CeCe Winans (B & C Records)
  • "We Are All One: Live In Detroit" – Donnie McClurkin (Verity Records)

Outstanding World Music Album

  • "11:11" – Rodrigo y Gabriela (ATO Records/Red)
  • "Black President" – Sila and the Afrofunk Experience (Visila Records)
  • "Morabeza" – Maria de Barros (Sheer Legacy [Sheer Group South African Label])
  • "ReCreation" – Zap Mama (Heads Up International/Concord Music Group)
  • "Seya" – Oumou Sangare (Nonesuch/World Circuit)

Outstanding Music Video

  • "Blame It" – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
  • "Boom Boom Pow" – The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
  • "I Look To You" – Whitney Houston (Arista)
  • "Pretty Wings" – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
  • "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)

Outstanding Song

  • "Bad Habits" – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
  • "Blame It" – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
  • "Empire State of Mind" – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Roc Nation)
  • "God In Me" – Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
  • "Pretty Wings" – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album

  • "The Blueprint 3" – Jay-Z (Roc Nation)
  • "BLACKsummers'night" – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
  • "The Element of Freedom" – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
  • "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" – Mariah Carey (Def Jam)
  • "Stronger With Each Tear" – Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)

Literature Categories

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

  • "Basketball Jones" – E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday)
  • "Before I Forget" – Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Agate Bolden)
  • "Life is Short But Wide" – J. California Cooper (Doubleday)
  • "The Book of Night Women" – Marlon James (Riverhead Books)
  • "The Long Fall" – Walter Mosley (Riverhead Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

  • "Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters With Mortality and Miracles" – Keith Black, MD with Arnold Mann (Grand Central Publishing)
  • "Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today" – Gil L. Robertson, IV (Agate Bolden)
  • "Freedom in My Heart: Voices From the United States National Slavery Museum" – Cynthia Jacobs Carter (National Geographic Books)
  • "In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past" – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Crown)
  • "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" – Al Gore (Rodale Inc.)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

  • "3rd Generation Country" – BeNeca Ward (Xlibris Corporation)
  • "A Question of Freedom" – R. Dwayne Betts (Avery Books)
  • "Black Water Rising" – Attica Locke (Harper)
  • "Kiss the Sky: A Novel" – Farai Chideya (Atria Books)
  • "Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange" – Amanda Smyth (Three Rivers Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

  • "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud" – Dr. Cornel West (SmileyBooks)
  • "Michelle Obama" – Deborah Willis (W. W. Norton)
  • "POPS: A Life of Louis" – Terry Teachout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • "Shooting Stars" – LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger (The Penguin Press)
  • "Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne" – James Gavin (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

  • "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man" – Steve Harvey (Amistad)
  • "The Conversation: How Black Men & Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships" – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
  • "Down to Business" – Clara Villarosa with Alicia Villarosa (Avery Books)
  • "Start Where You Are" – Chris Gardner (Amistad)
  • "Your Money or Your Life" – Alvin Hall (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

  • "Bicycles" – Nikki Giovanni (William Morrow)
  • "Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry" – Camille Dungy (The University of Georgia Press)
  • "Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem" – Mitchell L. H. Douglas (Red Hen Press)
  • "Mixology: National Poetry Series" – Adrian Matejka (Penguin Group)
  • "Roses and Revolutions: The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall" – Melba Joyce Boyd (Wayne State University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

  • "Child of the Civil Rights Movement" – Paula Young Shelton (Random House Children's Books)
  • "Negro Speaks of Rivers" – Langston Hughes (Author), E.B. Lewis (Illustrator) (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)
  • "Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change" – Michelle Cook (Author), A.G. Ford, Bryan Collier, Charlotte Riley- Webb, Cozbi Cabrera , Diane Dillon, E.B. Lewis, Eric Velasquez , Frank Morrison, James Ransome, Leo Dillon, Pat Cummings , R. Gregory Christie, Shadra Strickland (Illustrators), Marian Wright Edelman (Introduction) (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
  • "Peeny Butter Fudge" – Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
  • "Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble" – Whoopi Goldberg with Deborah Underwood (authors), Maryn Roos (Illustrator) (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

  • "Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice" – Phillip Hoose (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group/Farrar Straus and Giroux)
  • "Just Another Hero" – Sharon Draper (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
  • "Mare's War" – Tanita S. Davis (Random House Children's Books)
  • "Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady" – David Bergen Brophy (Collins-An Imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books)
  • "Rock and the River" – Kekla Magoon (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)