Sunday, January 11, 2004

OutKast, Knowles top Image nominees

The Associated Press

[IMAGE] Big Boi and Andre 300 of Outkast
(Enquirer file photo)
OutKast collected a leading six nominations for the NAACP Image Awards, including outstanding duo or group and best album for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

OutKast, already nominated for six Grammys, will compete against itself for best song and music video, with "Hey Ya" and "The Way You Move" each nominated in both categories.

Beyonce Knowles received five bids, including best female artist and outstanding song and video for "Crazy in Love."

Luther Vandross, the soul singer who's recovering from a stroke, had four mentions - for male artist and the song, album and video titled Dance With My Father.

Best movie contenders were Bad Boys II, Bend it Like Beckham, Deliver Us From Eva, The Fighting Temptations and Whale Rider.

TV comedy show nominees were The Bernie Mac Show, Girlfriends, Half & Half, My Wife and Kids and Whoopi, while TV drama nominations went to 24, Boston Public, CSI: Miami, Soul Food and The Wire.

With the awards, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People honors people and companies that support positive change for people of color in arts and entertainment.

The Image Award nominations are determined by show business professionals and NAACP officials from across the country

The 35th annual awards show will be held March 6. Fox will broadcast the program March 11.

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