Apple racks up 21 nominations for the 2023 NAACP Image Awards

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Apple Original "Emancipation" earns five NAACP Image Award nominations, including Outstanding Motion Picture.

On Thursday, the NAACP announced its nominations for the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Apple scored a record 21 nominations across 10 Apple Original films and series, as follows:

"Emancipation"

  • Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture — Will Smith
  • Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture — Antoine Fuqua
  • Outstanding Costume Design (Television or Film) — Francine Jamison-Tanchuck

"The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey"

  • Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special — Samuel L. Jackson
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special — Omar Benson Miller
  • Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series — Debbie Allen, "Robyn"
  • Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series — Hanelle Culpepper, "Sensia"
  • Outstanding Make-Up (Television or Film) — Michele Lewis

"Causeway"

  • Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

"Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues"

  • Outstanding Documentary (Film)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture) — Sacha Jenkins

"Sidney"

  • Outstanding Documentary (Film)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture) — Reginald Hudlin

"Central Park"

  • Outstanding Animated Series

"The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse"

  • Outstanding Short-Form (Animated)

"Loot"

  • Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series — Maya Rudolph

"Little America"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special — Phylicia Rashad

"Surface"

  • Outstanding Make-up (Television or Film) — Zabrina Matiru

Since its inception, Apple TV+ has earned 310 wins and more than 1,300 nominations for its slate of films, documentaries, and series.

Apple also leads this year's Writers Guild of America award nominations, boasting 12 nominations across seven series.