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NAACP Image Award Nominees Announced

November 9, 1989 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Talk show host Opray Winfrey will receive the entertainer of the year prize at the 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards next month and disc jockey Casey Kasem will get a special humanitarian award.

″Ms. Winfrey is being honored for her outstanding achievements, talents and generosity. She exemplifies what the Image Awards stand for,″ NAACP Beverly Hills-Hollywood chapter President Willis Edwards said Wednesday.

Kasem was picked for his commitment to numerous social causes and ″continual effort to bring about an end to racial barriers,″ Edwards said.


Other special award winners include Rep. Ronald V. Dellums, D-Calif., Roy Wilkins civil rights award; performers Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and Sammy Davis Jr., hall of fame awards; Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jackie Robinson sports achievement award; and Digital Equipment Corp., corporate award.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People also announced nominees for its competitive Image Awards. The winners will be announced Dec. 9 during ceremonies that will be televised on NBC-TV in January.

The nominees are:

Motion picture: ″Bird″; ″Do the Right Thing″; ″I’m Gonna Git You Sucka″; ″Lean on Me″; ″Lethal Weapon 2″; ″Tap.″

Actor: Morgan Freeman, ″Lean on Me″; Danny Glover, ″Lethal Weapon 2″; Gregory Hines, ″Tap″; Spike Lee, ″Do The Right Thing″; Danzel Washington, ″The Mighty Quinn.″

Supporting actor: Ossie Davis, ″Do The Right Thing″; Sammy Davis Jr., ″Tap″; Robert Guillaume, ″Lean on Me″; James Earl Jones, ″Field of Dreams″; Carl Lumbly, ″Everybody’s All-American″; Robert Townsend, ″The Mighty Quinn.″

Actress: Ruby Dee, ″Do The Right Thing″; Whoopi Goldberg, ″Clara’s Heart″; Sheryl Lee Ralph, ″The Mighty Quinn″; Beverly Todd, ″Lean On Me.″

Supporting actress: Tichina Arnold, ″How I Got Into College″; Suzzanne Douglas, ″Tap″; Nichelle Nichols, ″Star Trek V″; Rosie Perez, ″Do The Right Thing.″

Young actor or actress: Tempestt Bledsoe, ″The Cosby Show″; Tony T. Johnson, ″Amen″; Regina King, ″227″; Keshia Knight Pulliam, ″The Cosby Show.″

Female recording artist: Natalie Cole; Roberta Flack; Aretha Franklin; Patti LaBelle; Stephanie Mills.

Male recording artist: Babyface; Peabo Bryson, James Ingram; Al Jarreau; Lou Rawls.


Vocal group: Kool & The Gang; LeVert; The O’Jays; Skyy; Surface.

Jazz artist: Miles Davis; Larry Jackson; Bobby Lyle; Joe Sample; Sherry Winston.

Blues artist: Bobby ″Blue″ Bland; Ruth Brown; Denise La Salle.

Gospel artist: Bebe & Cece Winans; Clark Sisters; L.A. Mass Choir; Keith Pringle; West Angeles Angelic Choir.

New artist, female: Sharon Bryant; Teri Lyne Carrington; Neneh Cherry; D’Atra Hicks; Karyn White.

New artist, male: Gerald Alston; Mikke Bleu; Chuckii Booker; The Boys; David Peaston.

Rap artist: Heavy D. & The Boyz; Jaz; L.L. Cool J; M.C. Hammer; Redhead Kingpin & The FBI.

Reggae artist: Bunny Wailer; Third World; The Wailers Band; Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.

Album: Gerald Albright, ″Bermuda Nights″; Anita Baker, ″Giving You the Best That I Got″; Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly, ″Silky Soul″; Soul II Soul, ″Keep on Movin″; Soundtrack, ″Music from the Movie ’Do The Right Thing.‴

Actress in a dramatic series, miniseries or TV movie: Denise Nicholas, ″Mother’s Day″; Anne Marie Johnson, ″In the Heat of the Night″; Holly Robinson, ″21 Jumpstreet″; Esther Rolle, ″A Raisin in the Sun″; Oprah Winfrey, ″The Women of Brewster Place.″

Actress in a comedy series or special: Marla Gibbs, ″227″; Jasmine Guy, ″A Different Guy″; Anna Maria Horsford, ″Amen″; Phylicia Rashad, ″The Cosby Show″; Marsha Warfield, ″Night Court.″

Actor in a dramatic series, miniseries or TV movie: Michael Dorn, ″Star Trek: The Next Generation″; Danny Glover, ″A Raisin in the Sun″; James Earl Jones, ″L.A. Law″; Howard Rollins, ″In the Heat of the Night″; Malcolm- Jamal Warner, ″Mother’s Day.″

Actor in a comedy series or special: Clifton Davis, ″Amen″; Kadeem Hardison, ″A Different World″; Sherman Hemsley, ″Amen″; Geoffrey Owens, ″The Cosby Show″; Sinbad, ″A Different World.″

Episode in a comedy series or special: ″Amen (A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste)″; ″The Cosby Show (Truth or Consequences)″; ″A Different World (No Means No)″; ″227 (No, My Darling Daughter).″

Episode in a dramatic series, miniseries or TV movie: ″American Playhouse (The Meeting)″; ″A Raisin In The Sun″; ″China Beach (Promised Land)″; ″Mother’s Day″; ″The Women of Brewster Place.″

Variety show or special: ″The Debbie Allen Special″; ″Ebony-Jet Showcase″; ″It’s Showtime at the Apollo″; ″Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime, Part II.″

News information series or special: ″1989 Black History Minutes″; ″Meeting the Challenge: Inside Black Hollywood″; ″Mike Tyson, Portrait of the People’s Champion″; ″Prime Time Oprah: No One Dies Alone″; ″Wings Over Jordan: We Remember.″