“Ray” Scores Seven NAACP Image Nods

Acclaimed movie Ray has scooped seven nominations for this year’s National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards,
including a best actor nod for Jamie Foxx.

Kerry Washington picked up a best actress nomination for the Ray Charles
biopic, and supporting nominations went to C.J. Sanders, Clifton Powell, Regina
King and Sharon Warren.

The film, directed by Taylor Hackford, will compete for best movie against
another Foxx picture, Collateral, along with Hotel Rwanda, Man on Fire–and
Michael Moore‘s controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

Usher leads the music category with five nominations, including best male
artist, best song for “Yeah!” and best album for Confessions.

The 36th annual Image Awards will be presented on Mar. 19 in Los

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