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'Precious' Grabs Eight Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

January 7, 2010 (7:21 am) GMT
Lee Daniels-directed film 'Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire' leads the pack of nominees at NAACP Image Awards as it receives eight nods.
'Precious' Grabs Eight Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

Lee Daniels' new film "" will lead the way at the upcoming NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards - after winning eight nominations. "Precious" earned nods for director Daniels, star and supporting actors , , and . It was also nominated for outstanding motion picture and outstanding independent film.

Also competing for outstanding motion picture are "", "", 's: "" and "". ("Invictus"), and ("The Blind Side") and ("The Princess and the Frog") were also nominated in the acting categories.

("") and ("Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself") round out the best actress category, while (""), ("") and ("") will compete for best actor.

is a top nominee in the music category with five nods, including outstanding album for "" and outstanding male artist, where he will compete with , , and . and were nominated for outstanding female artist, along with , and .

U.S. TV nominees include "", "", "", "" and "" in the drama category and "", "", "", "" and "", which earned nods for outstanding comedy series.

The 41st annual NAACP Image Awards will be presented live on U.S. television on February 26, 2010.

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