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Entertainer of the Year Nominees


D-Nice secured his place in music history as a member of Boogie Down Productions, the venerable hip-hop group featuring mentor Scott La Rock and KRS-One.

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Regina King

Regina King is an award winning film and television actress and director.

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Viola Davis

As an African-American actress, Davis continues to look for more meaningful roles and perhaps start up some projects of her own. “It is a time when Black women now have no choice but to take matters in their own hands and create images for ourselves … It’s up to us to look for the material, it’s up to us to produce it ourselves, it’s up to us to choose the stories.”

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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry practices what he preaches, and what he preaches has endeared him to millions of fans drawn by that unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work.

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