Selena Gomez, Amber Riley Among TV Nominees at 2011 NAACP Image Awards

Wed, 12 January 2011 23:05:00 ET

Selena Gomez, Amber Riley Among TV Nominees at 2011 NAACP Image Awards
The Disney darling vies for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program, while the 'Glee' actress finds herself in competition against 'Modern Family' beauty Sofia Vergara.
Nominees of the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards have been read out on Wednesday, January 12. While and were unraveled as contenders in music and movie, Disney darling and "Glee" actress took the television field.

18-year-old Selena earned a nod for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program thanks to her portrayal of Alex Russo in "Wizards of Waverly Place". She is up against "Victorious" beauty , "True Jackson, VP" star , "Yo Gabba Gabba: Baby" actor Lance Robertson and "TeenNick Halo Awards 2010" host .

24-year-old Amber who is known for her role as Mercedes Jones, in the meantime, found herself in competition against "Modern Family" actress . They both vie for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series along with Anna Deavere Smith, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Viola Davis.

While the two TV stars received a nomination each, showed of his domination in the comedy genre with seven nods. His "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" series collected five counts, while his other project "Meet the Browns" picked up two noms. Leading the drama genre, on the other hand, was "Grey's Anatomy" with five nods.

NAACP Awards also recognizes achievements in music, movie and literature. The nominations were announced during a press conference at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California, and separate nomination for the writing and directing categories can be read at NAACP Image Awards' official site.

The winners will presented with the statuettes at a gala ceremony that will be aired starting at 8 P.M. on FOX on March 4.

Outstanding Comedy Series
  • "30 Rock"
  • "Are We There Yet?"
  • "Glee"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
  • David Mann - "Meet the Browns"
  • Dule Hill - "Psych"
  • LaVan Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
  • Phil Morris - "Love That Girl!"
  • Terry Crews - "Are We There Yet?"
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Cassi Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
  • Essence Atkins - "Are We There Yet?"
  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield - "Eureka"
  • Tatyana Ali - "Love That Girl!"
  • - "Desperate Housewives"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Craig Robinson - "The Office"
  • - "Are We There Yet?"
  • Lamman Rucker - "Meet the Browns"
  • Lance Gross - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
  • - "30 Rock"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • - "Glee"
  • Anna Deavere Smith - "Nurse Jackie"
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
  • - "Modern Family"
  • Viola Davis - "United States of Tara"
Outstanding Drama Series
  • "Detroit 1-8-7"
  • "Grey's Anatomy"
  • "HawthoRNe"
  • "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
  • "Treme"
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
  • Anthony Anderson - "Law & Order"
  • Blair Underwood - "The Event"
  • Hill Harper - "CSI: NY"
  • - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • - "NCIS: Los Angeles"
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
  • Chandra Wilson - "Grey's Anatomy"
  • GuGu Mbatha-Raw - "Undercovers"
  • - "HawthoRNe"
  • Regina King - "Southland"
  • Wendy Davis - "Army Wives"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Andre Braugher - "Men of a Certain Age"
  • Giancarlo Esposito - "Breaking Bad"
  • James Pickens, Jr. - "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Nelsan Ellis - "True Blood"
  • - "Law & Order: Los Angeles"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Alfre Woodard - "Memphis Beat"
  • - "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Sara Ramirez - "Grey's Anatomy"
  • S. Epatha Merkerson - "Law & Order"
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway - "HawthoRNe"
Outstanding TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
  • "America: The Story of Us (Part 4)"
  • "Filling the Gap"
  • "Luther"
  • "Sins of the Mother"
  • "The Wronged Man"
Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
  • Benito Martinez - "Lies in Plain Sight"
  • - "Luther"
  • Jon Seda - "The Pacific"
  • Mahershalalhashbaz Ali - "The Wronged Man"
  • - "One Angry Juror"
Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
  • - "Sins of the Mother"
  • - "Marry Me"
  • Rosie Perez - "Lies in Plain Sight"
  • Tamera Mowry - "Double Wedding"
  • - "Double Wedding"
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
  • Aaron D. Spears - "The Bold and the Beautiful"
  • Cornelius Smith, Jr. - "All My Children"
  • Darnell Williams - "All My Children"
  • Rodney Saulsberry - "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
  • Debbi Morgan - "All My Children"
  • Julia Pace Mitchell - "The Young and the Restless"
  • Tatyana Ali - "The Young and the Restless"
  • Tonya Lee Williams - "The Young and the Restless"
  • Yvette Freeman - "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
  • "A Conversation with President Obama"
  • "Anderson Cooper 360"
  • "The Judge Mathis Show"
  • "Unsung"
  • "Washington Watch with Roland Martin"
Outstanding Talk Series
  • "Conversations with Ed Gordon"
  • "Larry King Live"
  • "The Mo'Nique Show"
  • "The View"
  • "TV One on One with Cathy Hughes"
Outstanding Reality Series
  • "American Idol"
  • "America's Next Top Model"
  • "Dancing with the Stars"
  • "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
  • "Sunday Best"
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
  • "2010 BET Honors"
  • "Beyonce: I AM...WORLD TOUR"
  • "Black Girls Rock!"
  • "TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival"
  • "UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Lionel Richie"
Outstanding Children's Program
  • "Brave New Voices 2010"
  • "Dora the Explorer"
  • "The Backyardigans"
  • "True Jackson, VP"
  • "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program (Series or Special)

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