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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.

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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.

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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.″