The Nominations for the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards Are In!

The legendary NAACP Image Awards is a bright star in the world of Black creativity, by being one of the first award shows in line to award artistry mad by those in the African Diaspora. While many awards shows focus on music, The Image Awards runs the gamut from film, television, literature and news. As we prepare for the for show’s debut on January 15th 2017, lets take a look at the Gospel nominees and the nominees featured in categories that have touched the Gospel world.

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

  • “Close” – Marvin Sapp (Verity Records)
  • “Crossover Live From Music City” – Travis Greene (RCA Inspiration)
  • “Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2” – Greenleaf Soundtrack (RCA Inspiration)
  • “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Motown Gospel)
  • “Let Them Fall In Love” – CeCe Winans (Puresprings Gospel)

The Television series “Greenleaf” has been nominated in the following categories:

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Lynn Whitfield – “Greenleaf” (OWN)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series – “The Manns” (TV One)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary – “Gonna Be Alright” – Mali Music (RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment)

Outstanding Documentary (Film) – “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” (Firelight Films)

Outstanding Documentary (Television) – “Black Love” (OWN)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series – Erica Anderson – “Greenleaf” – The Bear (OWN)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special – Codie Elaine Oliver – “Black Love” (OWN)