Perennial favorite Tyler Perry once again dominated the NAACP Image Awards as his movies and TV shows netted 19 nominations. Perry’s screen version of the stage hit “For Colored Girls” and “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” are vying for Best Film against “The Book of Eli,” “Just Wright” and “The Kids Are All Right.” Perry contends for his script of “For Colored Girls” and his direction of “Why Did I Get Married Too?” And seven performers from his pictures picked up acting nominations.
Perry’s TBS hit “House of Payne” defends its Comedy Series title against “30 Rock,” “Are We There Yet?” “Glee” and “Modern Family.” And three of last year’s acting champs — “House of Payne” star Cassie Davis and supporting players Lance Gross and Keshia Knight Pulliam — are hoping for matching bookends. Also in the running are several performers from Perry’s other TV hit “Meet the Browns.”
Last year, Perry exec produced “Precious,” which won six NAACP Image Awards including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Lead (Gabourey Sidibe) and Supporting (Mo’Nique) Actress. And the prolific Perry — who received the Chairman’s Award — saw his TV hit “House of Payne” win four prizes.
The 42nd annual edition of these kudos will air live on Fox on March 5. The NAACP Image Awards website has the full list of nominees across movies, TV, music and literature.