Congratulations goes to Justin Simien, writer and director of Dear White People on receiving nominations for “Outstanding Motion Picture,” “Outstanding Independent Motion Picture,” and “Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture (Theatrical)” from the NAACP Image Awards. Tessa Thompson, who stars in the film, also received a nomination for “Outstanding Actress In A Motion Picture.”
The much buzzed about Justin Simien was named to Variety’s “Top 10 Directors To Watch” and Dear White People the movie, continues to seize public attention since premiering in January and garnering the “Special Jury Prize” at the Sundance Film Festival and “Winner: Best Picture” at the San Francisco Film Festival, among others, this year. Go to Variety.com to read the full list of nominations. The NAACP Image Awards will be telecast live on February 6 at 9/8c on TV One (check listings).
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