With award season quickly approaching it’s hard to keep track of who’s got the most nominations. The answer is clear—Georgia.
The NAACP Image Award nominations have been announced and Georgia-based productions shine once again.
“The Birth of a Nation,” which was filmed in Savannah, leads the pack with five nominations including Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nate Parker, the film’s star, writer, producer, and director.
Donald Glover follows with four nominations for his work in his debut series “Atlanta.” These nominations include Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Comedy Series.
The Oprah Winfrey Network’s breakout hit “Greenleaf” is filmed in Atlanta and its leading lady Lynn Whitfield was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
“Confirmation” and its star Kerry Washington also earned nominations.
Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer received nominations for Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for their new film “Hidden Figures.”
At this point Georgia’s recognition for its fine work in television and film can only be expected to grow as it’s truly solidifying its position as the Hollywood of the South.
The 48th NAACP Image Awards not only recognizes film but literature and music as well. The award show will air Feb. 11 on TV One and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.