Tyler Perry and Halle Berry have their work cut out for them.
As the hosts of this year's NAACP Image Awards, the pair will help honor the best of television, movies, music and literature from a comprehensive nominations roster, announced Wednesday. Tyler Perry's House of Payne leads the TV series in contention with six nominations, followed by Ugly Betty with five, Grey's Anatomy and Everybody Hates Chris, which both scored four nods.
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While The Great Debaters dominated the film categories at Thursday's NAACP Image Awards it turned eight nods into a quartet of wins (including best motion picture and acting kudos for Denzel Washington and Jurnee Smollett) Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Grey's Anatomy emerged as the most-lauded TV series. Grey's walked away with drama series and writing team honors, while Chandra Wilson scored best supporting actress. TBS' House of Payne, meanwhile, was named best comedy series, while LaVan Davis and Lance Gross won for lead and supporting actor in a comedy, respectively.In the other TV races, Ugly Betty's America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams won for lead and supporting comedy actress; CSI: NY's Hill Harper and The Unit's Regina Taylor copped the top prizes on the drama side; and House's Omar Epps took home the supporting actor/drama trophy.
Few people, let alone celebrities, are as universally adored as Stevie Wonder. At tonight's 39th NAACP Image Awards (Fox, 8 pm/ET), the humble music legend and inspiring civil-rights activist is inducted into the organization's hall of fame. We were fortunate — and a bit awed — to chat with Wonder about the honor and how he took his career to higher ground.
TVGuide.com: You're joining some awfully heavy company — Ray Charles and Sidney Poitier among them — in the hall of fame. How does that make you feel?Stevie Wonder: Very thankful. Very honored. I have to thank everyone that I've met along the way, because they are one reason for me getting to this point and receiving this honor. Those inductees have been inspirations to me or encouraged me in various ways.
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