The NAACP announced their nominations for the 40th annual Image Awards, and there are many SOAPnet favorites among them. The ceremony will be hosted by Tyler Perry as well as Oscar winner Halle Berry, and will be broadcast live on Thursday, February 12, on Fox.
ABC leads the network pack with 24 nominations. CBS follows with 14, while the CW and NBC each have 10. Cable net HBO was honored with nine; Fox rounds out the list with seven.
Some notable nominees in the primetime category include "Ugly Betty" for Outstanding Comedy Series and "Grey's Anatomy" for Outstanding Drama Series. "Betty" also scored nods for actresses America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams, while "Grey's" saw Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. nominated for their work. Paul James ("Greek"), Blair Underwood ("Dirty Sexy Money"), and Taye Diggs and Audra McDonald ("Private Practice") were honored with noms as well.