Anika Noni Rose Earns Multiple Image Award Nominations

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06 Jan 2010

Anika Noni Rose, Denzel Washington, Audra McDonald and Anthony Mackie are among the theatre actors who have been nominated for the 2010 NAACP Image Awards.

Presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, the awards will be broadcast live on FOX beginning at 8 PM ET.

"The Princess and the Frog," was nominated for Best Picture; while Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, who voiced Princes Tiana in the animated feature, received an Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture nomination. She also earned a nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency."

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture nominations went to Denzel Washington ("The Taking of Pelham 123"), Idris Elba ("Obsessed"), Jamie Foxx ("Law Abiding Citizen") and Morgan Freeman ("Invictus").

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominations went to Adam Rodriguez ("Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself"), Anthony Mackie ("The Hurt Locker"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("2012") and Danny Glover ("2012").



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominees include Alfre Woodard ("American Violet") and Paula Patton ("Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire").

Spike Lee earned an Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture nomination for his documentary of "Passing Strange," while Chandra Wilson earned an Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series for "Grey's Anatomy." Tyler Perry earned an Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture nomination for "I Can Do Bad All By Myself."

Nominated in the television acting categories are Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty"), Donald Faison ("Scrubs"), Dulé Hill ("Psych"), America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty"), Laurence Fishburne ("CSI"), Taye Diggs ("Private Practice"), Hill Harper ("CSI"), Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy"), Sandra Oh ("Grey's Anatomy"), Corey Reynolds ("The Closer"), Delroy Lindo ("Law & Order"), James Pickens, Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy"), Rocky Carroll ("NCIS"), Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), S. Epatha Merkerson ("Law and Order"), Cicely Tyson ("Relative Strangers"), Rosie O'Donnell ("America") and Ruby Dee ("America").

For a complete list of nominees visit NAACPImageAwards.