Apple receives 11 nominations for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards

Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson in The Banker
Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson in The Banker (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has received ten nominations for the NAACP Image Awards.
  • Apple Music has also received a nomination for Outstanding Variety Show with 'Verzuz'.

As reported by AppleInsider, Apple TV+ continues to make a play for awards season, this time by picking up eleven nominations for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards.

Apple's drama film 'The Banker' picked up four nominations, including nominations for Anthony Mackie and Ni Long for their individual performances. 'Little America', Apple's anthology series that tells the story of immigrants in the United States, also received three nominations.

Oprah Winfrey's series 'The Oprah Conversation', in true Oprah fashion, has been nominated for Outstanding Talk Series. 'Central Park' and 'Little Voice' have also received a nomination each.

Even Apple Music made an appearance with 'Verzuz', which has been nominated for Outstanding Variety Show.

Little America The Son Screenshot

Little America The Son Screenshot (Image credit: iMore)

Here is the full list of nominations:

  • Outstanding Talk Series: 'The Oprah Conversation'
  • Outstanding Animated Series: 'Central Park'
  • Outstanding Variety Show: 'Verzuz'
  • Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: 'The Banker'
  • Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture: 'The Banker'
  • Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Anthony Mackie, 'The Banker'
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Nia Long, 'The Banker'
  • Outstanding Writing in A comedy Series: Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, 'Little America' - "The Rock"
  • Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Rajiv Joseph, 'Little America' - "The Manager"
  • Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Jessica Lamour, 'Little Voice' - "Love Hurts"
  • Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Aurora Guerrero, 'Little America' - "The Jaguar"

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards will kick off on Saturday, March 27th at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET on BET.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.