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NAACP Image Awards 2013 Nominees in Movie: 'Django Unchained' Vs. 'Flight'

December 12, 2012 (2:09 am) GMT
The spaghetti Western film and the pilot drama are competing with 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', 'Red Tails' and 'Good Deeds' for the coveted Best Motion Picture award.

Adding the hype to the upcoming awards season, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced the nominees for its annual awards event on Tuesday, December 11. In the motion picture categories, 's acclaimed slavery era actioner "" was pitted against Robert Zemeckis' pilot drama "".

"Flight" led the pack with a total of five noms, while "Django" and "" trailed behind with four. The two highly-praised movies were also set to compete with critics' darling "Beasts", tuskegee film "", and 's romcom "".

"Django" and "Flight" would also face off against each other in Best Actor category where their lead actors, and respectively, got nominated. They were racing for the coveted gong alongside , Tyler Perry, and newcomer Indian star .

In Best Actress category, meanwhile, "" leading lady was set to compete with "Beast" much-talked-about young actress . Also up for the prize were , Loretta Devine and Emayatzy Corinealdi.

The 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards was founded in 1909 and became the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States. The awards is aimed at honoring achievements by people of color in film, television, music and literature. Winners of the awards will be revealed during a ceremony in Los Angeles on February 1, 2013.

2013 NAACP Image Awards Nominations in Motion Picture:
Motion Picture:

Actor in a Motion Picture: Actress in a Motion Picture: Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Independent Motion Picture: International Motion Picture: International Motion Picture: Documentary - (Theatrical or Television):

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