‘Precious’ garners eight NAACP Image Award nominations


The accolades keep coming for the movie ‘Precious,’  which has already received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.  The film now has received eight NAACP Image Award nominations for director Lee Daniels, star Gabourey Sidibe and supporting actors Mariah Carey, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton and Lenny Kravitz. “Precious” was also nominated for outstanding motion picture and outstanding independent film.

Other movies nominated include “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” and “The Princess and the Frog.”  HBO drama “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” starring Jill Scott and defunct comedy “Everybody Hates Chris” are also nominees.

The 41st annual NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live on Fox Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. central time.