Tyler Perry nabs 19 NAACP Image Award nominations

Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:47pm EST
 
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By Lindsay Powers

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tyler Perry received a whopping 19 NAACP nominations Wednesday.

Two of his movies, "For Colored Girls" and "Why Did I Get Married Too?," will compete against each other in the best film category. Also in the category: "Just Wright," "The Book of Eli" and "The Kids Are All Right."

Janet Jackson was nominated for best actress and Jill Scott for supporting actress for "Why Did I Get Married Too?" "For Colored Girls" earned Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad and Whoopi Goldberg noms for best supporting actress, and Michael Ealy for supporting actor.

Perry, who won NAACP Chairman's Award last year, also garnered nominations for his screenplay for "Why Did I Get Married Too?" and best director for "For Colored Girls."

His TV series, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," was nominated for best comedy; star LaVan Davis for best actor, Cassi Davis for best actress and Keshia Knight Pulliam for best supporting actress.

"Meet the Browns'" David Mann earned a nom for best actor as well, with Lamman Rucker and Lance Gross in as supporting actress.

Myra J. was nominated for writing for the "Meet the Racist" episode of "House of Payne."

The awards show will air March 4 on Fox.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)