NAACP Image Award noms feature Atlanta, Atlanta actors: 'Survivor's Remorse,' 'Being Mary Jane,' Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Atlanta doesn't get much respect from the Emmys but the NAACP Image Awards bestowed plenty of nominations on Atlanta actors and Atlanta-based shows.

The awards show will air on TV One February 6.

Here's a list of a few:

Starz' "Survivor's Remorse" received a nomination for best comedy series.

Decatur native RonReaco Lee nabbed a nomination for best comedic lead actor from the same series.

("Unbelievable! So proud of our cast, our writers and our crew! I attended the NAACP Awards  shortly after moving to LA and dreamed of one day being nominated. Truly a dream come true!" Lee emailed me today.)

Mke Epps (center) plays Uncle Julius next year on "Survivor's Remorse." CREDIT: Starz

Ditto with Mike Epps for best supporting comedic actor and Tichina Arnold for best supporting comedic actress.

Wendy Raquel Robinson grabbed a nomination for best comedic lead actress for BET's "The Game," which was shot here.

BET's "Being Mary Jane" competes in the best drama category while Gabrielle Union is up for best dramatic lead actress.

Omari Hardwick, a Decatur native, was nominated for best dramatic actor for his lead role in Starz' "Power."

Nicole Beharie joins Union as best lead actress in a drama for "Sleepy Hollow," which began shooting here in Atlanta this year.

Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne on "The Walking Dead," is up for best supporting dramatic actress.

HBO's "Bessie," shot in Atlanta, is up for best movie or miniseries with Michael Kenneth Williams up for best actor and Queen Latifah for best actress.

Steve Harvey was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards. CREDIT: Vino Wong vwong@ajc.com

Steve Harvey, who spends part of the year in Atlanta, was nominated for best talk show and best host in a variety series. The show "Family Feud" was also up for best variety series.

For outstanding writing in a dramatic series, Mara Brock Akil, Jameal Turner and Keli Goff are included for "Being Mary Jane." And Dee Rees is nominated for "Bessie" in outstanding writing and directing in a TV movie. Akil is also up for best directing in a dramatic series.

Aisha Tyler is up for best animated voiceover work for FX's 'Archer," created in Atlanta.

Tyler Perry? Sorry. Nothing for you.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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