Netflix , ‘Insecure’, and H.E.R. lead 53rd NAACP Image Awards Nominations

The countdown is underway for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards and among the top nominees are Netflix, Insecure and H.E.R.

The countdown is underway for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards and among the top nominees are Netflix, Insecure and H.E.R. Who will take home the win on February 26th?

Despite the saying, Netflix has no chill as the streaming giant dominates with 52 nods across the board for motion picture, television, and streaming categories. The Harder They Fall featuring Entertainer of the Year nominee Regina King, Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba and LaKeith Stanfield, snagged twelve nominations; including Outstanding Motion Picture. Two-time NAACP Image Awards winner Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick also land nominations for Colin in Black & White, a drama series that explores Kaepernick’s high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist. With an overall lead in nominations, Netflix holds 23 nods in the television and streaming categories including must-watch series Family Reunion and The Upshaws.

After five incredible seasons resulting in a #LawrenceHive victory, Issa Rae’s Insecure series receives twelve nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Since its debut, Insecure’s relatable experiences of young black professionals navigating adulthood through everyday success and struggles has sparked countless conversations within our own homes. Issa Rae’s story on the difficulties of true friendship, messy love entanglements and following career aspirations reminds us that in reality “Everything Gonna Be…” OKAY.

Topping off the recording categories is singer-songwriter H.E.R. with six nominations. Her debut studio album Back of My Mind, debuting at number six on the Billboard 200, earns Outstanding Album for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. H.E.R. is also up for Outstanding Female Artist alongside Beyoncé, Ari Lennox, Chlöe and Jazmine Sullivan. Showcasing her wide-range of musical talent, H.E.R. received nominations for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional); Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary); Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song; and Outstanding Soul/R&B Song. Trailing behind H.E.R. is Chlöe Bailey, Drake, Silk Sonic, and Jazmine Sullivan with four nominations each.

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