Tyler Perry, Tituss Burgess, Janelle Monae — even Rep. John Lewis — are just a tiny sample of Atlanta’s representation at the 51st NAACP Image Awards.
In fact, there are very few categories that don’t have some connection to Atlanta or Georgia.
The awards celebrate the “outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.”
The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist. The nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Tuesday it will bestow the Chairman's Award on the Georgia Democrat.
The awards show will be shown live 8 p.m. Saturday, February 22, on the BET Network.
Here are all the nominees with an Atlanta or Georgia connection:
Entertainer of the year
Regina King: stars in “Watchmen,” which is filmed in Atlanta
Tyler Perry: lives here; owns Tyler Perry Studios south of Atlanta
Outstanding motion picture
“Just Mercy”: filmed in East Point and Conyers
Outstanding actor in a motion picture
Michael B Jordan: “Just Mercy”
Outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture
Jamie Foxx: “Just Mercy”
Tituss Burgess: Athens native, for “Dolemite Is My Name”
Outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture
Janelle Monae: Atlanta resident, for “Harriet”
Marsai Martin: for “Little,” which filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding breakthrough performance in a motion picture
Marsai Martin: for “Little”
Rob Morgan: “Just Mercy”; Morgan also has a recurring role in “Stranger Things,” which is shot in the Atlanta area.
Outstanding ensemble cast in a motion picture
Outstanding actress in a comedy series
Logan Browning: Atlanta native, for “Dear White People”
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Laurence Fishburne: Augusta native, for “black-ish”
Tituss Burgess: Athens native, for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Halle Bailey: Atlanta native, for “grown-ish”
Outstanding drama series (both filmed in Atlanta)
Outstanding actor in a drama series
Omari Hardwick: grew up in Decatur, for “Power”
Outstanding actress in a drama series
Regina King: “Watchmen,” which is filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Lynn Whitfield: “Greenleaf,” which is filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding television movie, limited series or dramatic special
“Being Mary Jane,” which is filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding actor in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special
Idris Elba: part-time Atlanta resident, for “Luther”
Outstanding actress in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special
Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane”
Outstanding news/information (series or special)
“Surviving R. Kelly”: Lifetime series had many ties to Atlanta
Outstanding documentary (television — series or special)
“Martin: The Legacy of A King”
Outstanding writing in a drama series
Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson: “Watchmen” — The Extraordinary Being
Pat Charles: Atlanta filmed “Black Lightning” — The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son
Outstanding writing in a motion picture (television)
Patrik-Ian Polk: “Being Mary Jane”
Outstanding writing in a motion picture (film)
Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham: “Just Mercy”
Outstanding directing in a motion picture (television)
Russ Parr: “The Bobby Debarge Story,” filmed in Atlanta
Outstanding new artist and outstanding male artist
Lil Nas X: Atlanta native
Outstanding song — contemporary
“Talk”: by Fort Stewart native Khalid
“Motivation”: by Atlanta native Normani
Outstanding music video/visual album
“Talk”: by Khalid
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