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  • Ed Gaines

Wakanda Forever, Woman King and Abbott Elementary top NAACP Image Award nominations

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever got 12 NAACP Image Awards nominations , while The Woman King and Abbott Elementary with 9 nods respectively.

The film The Woman King starring Viola Davis and the ABC television series Abbott Elementary with Quinta Brunson each received nine nods. Both Davis and Brunson are nominated for entertainer of the year along with Mary J. Blige, Zendaya and Angela Bassett.

The 54th NAACP Image Awards will include three new categories within the motion picture, television + streaming categories — outstanding hairstyling, outstanding make-up and outstanding costume design.

The 54th annual NAACP awards will air live in Pasadena, California, on BET on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. EST. The two-hour show will be held in front of an audience for the first time in three years.

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