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Tyler Perry Dominates The 42nd NAACP Awards Nominations (Awards Ceremony Airing On Fox Tonight)

The 42nd NAACP Awards Nominations follow below, and guess who stole the show? Well, it’s no surprise that Tyler Perry films would leave their mark but who knew it would be by a landslide? For Colored Girls topped the film category with seven nominations and Why Did I Get Married Too? has four.

The NAACP Image Awards honor accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

Perry is up for a film directing nod (For Colored Girls) alongside Geoffrey Sax (Frankie & Alice), George Tillman Jr. (Faster), Tanya Hamilton (Night Catches Us) and the Hughes Brothers (Book of Eli).

The show will be televised live, tonight, March 4, 2011 at 8/7 c, on the Fox Network.

Courtesy of Variety.com, here’s a list of all Film and Television related nominees:

Motion Picture

Motion Picture

For Colored Girls
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'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' top 2011 NAACP Image Awards nominations

The 42 annual NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Wednesday (Jan. 12) by actresses Kimberly Elisa and Sanaa Lathan, rapper 50 Cent, singer Smokey Robinson and actors Columbus Short and Affion Crockett at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA.

ABC and NBC led the TV categories with 18 nominations each, followed by CBS and the Lifetime Movie Network with 10 apiece. "Grey's Anatomy" and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" tied at five noms apiece, while "For Colored Girls" topped all other movies or TV series with seven nominations. Tyler Perry's film and television projects had a combined total of 20 nominations.

The entire list of nominees is as follows:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

• "30 Rock" (NBC)

• "Are We There Yet?" (TBS)

• "Glee" (Fox)

• "Modern Family" (ABC)

• "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

David Mann - "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" (TBS)

Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA)

Lavan Davis
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'For Colored Girls,' Tyler Perry lead 2011 NAACP Image Awards nominees

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The 42 annual NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Wednesday (Jan. 12) by actresses Kimberly Elisa and Sanaa Lathan, rapper 50 Cent, singer Smokey Robinson and actors Columbus Short and Affion Crockett at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA.

The awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. The awards will air live Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on Fox.

ABC and NBC led the TV categories with 18 nominations each, followed by CBS and the Lifetime Movie Network with 10 apiece. Lionsgate led the film categories with seven nominations and For Searchlight followed with six. "For Colored Girls" topped all other movies or TV series with seven nominations. Tyler Perry's film and television projects had a combined total of 20 nominations.

The entire list of nominees is as follows:

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture

• "For Colored Girls" (Lionsgate/34th Street
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David Mills, 'Treme' Writer And Co-Executive Producer, Passes Away At 48

David Mills, 'Treme' Writer And Co-Executive Producer, Passes Away At 48
This is a sad, sad day. David Mills was one of the great ones. The noted journalist/producer/screenwriter passed away suddenly yesterday in New Orleans at the age of 48, the victim of a brain aneurysm. Mills is perhaps known best for his work on the Baltimore-set HBO miniseries "The Corner," which he co-wrote and co-executive produced with David Simon. The six-episode mini picked up three primetime Emmys: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Mini-Series -- both of which went to Mills -- and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, for the work of Charles S. Dutton.

Prior to "The Corner," Mills had previously worked with Simon once before as a writer on an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street." He went on to write a season four episode of "The Wire" ("Soft Eyes") and later returned to that team as a
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