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Today, the nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced with Netflix and OWN leading the nominations in television categories. Each year, the NAACP Image Awards is a platform for artists to celebrate the accomplishments of artists in the fields of television, music, literature, and film.

Among the top nominees of the 2018 NAACP Image Awards are Jay-Z, Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, and Mary J. Blige. Both Jay-Z and Blige lead the nominees this year with FIVE nominations.

Bruno Mars and Issa Rae, creator of YouTube series, Awkward Black Girl are up in the running for Entertainer of the Year.

The event will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and will broadcast LIVE on TV One on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 9PM, also honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Click here for the full list of nominations!

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