Alicia Keys leads NAACP Image Awards

Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Kanye West, each received four nominations from the NAACP Image Awards, which leads the pack of talent receiving kudos from the civil rights organization this year. Best album nominees included Keys (“Alicia Keys Unplugged”), Carey (“The Emancipation of Mimi”) and West (“Late Registration”). All three had best song nominations, Keys for “Unbreakable,” Carey for “We Belong Together” and West for “Diamonds From Sierra Leone.” Lions Gate Films movie ?Crash? received a leading six film nominations, including best film, best supporting actress for Thandie Newton and best supporting actor for Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Don Cheadle, Larenz Tate and Terrence Howard. Other television nominees included Halle Berry for best actress in a movie, miniseries or dramatic special (“Their Eyes Were Watching God”), Dennis Haysbert for best actor in a drama series (“24”), and “The Bernie Mac Show” and “Everybody Hates Chris” for best comedy series. The 37th annual Image Awards, for achievement by blacks in movies, television, music and literature, will be presented Feb. 25 in Los Angeles, with the ceremony airing on Fox on March 3.

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