The Harder They Fall and Insecure Lead This Year's NAACP Image Awards Nominations

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The 2022 NAACP Image Awards nominations are finally here! The organisation – whose ceremony is recognised as the “nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective” – announced this year’s nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards on Jan. 18 via Twitter and Instagram Live with Kyla Pratt, Marcus Scribner, and Tinashe.

Leading the pack of nominees across television and film are Netflix’s The Harder They Fall and HBO’s Insecure, both tied for 12 whopping nominations in their respective categories. Other notable films and TV shows nominated include Judas and the Black Messiah, King Richard, Respect, Black-ish, Pose, Harlem, Run the World, and All American. Will Smith and Denzel Washington both earned two nominations a piece for King Richard and The Tragedy of Macbeth, respectively. Other actors with multiple nominations include LaKeith Stanfield, Regina Hall, William Jackson Harper, and Natasha Rothwell.

For music, H.E.R. – who’s the most nominated musician this year – leads the categories with six nominations total. Trailing closely behind her with four nominations each are Chlöe, Drake, Jazmine Sullivan, and Silk Sonic. Entertainer of the year has a stacked group of nominees with Jennifer Hudson, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Regina King, and Tiffany Haddish all in the running to take the award home.

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards will air live on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on BET. Voting is now open to the public. For the complete list of nominees, click here.

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