Spike Lee (“Miracle at St. Anna”), Tyler Perry (“The Family That Preys”), Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Secret Life of Bees”), Patrik-Ian Polk (“Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom”) and Darnell Martin (“Cadillac Records”) are the directors nommed for the 40th NAACP Image Awards.
Comedy series helmers nominated are Ali LeRoi (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Ken Whittingham (“Entourage”), Kevin Sullivan (“30 Rock”), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Girlfriends”) and Victor Nelli Jr. (“Ugly Betty”).
Directors nominated for a drama series are Anthony Hemingway (“Heroes”), Eriq La Salle (“Law & Order: SVU”), Ernest Dickerson (“Lincoln Heights”), Paris Barclay (“In Treatment”) and Seith Mann (“The Wire”).
Elizabeth Catlett-Mora, Jonathan Green and Sam Gilliam will receive the Key of Life Awards, which recognize artists whose work reflects human rights and social justice.
All other NAACP nominations were announced two weeks ago.
The 40th NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Halle Berry and Perry, airs live on Fox on Feb. 12.