Jennifer Lopez Earns NAACP Image Awards Nomination for “Hustlers” Performance

Jennifer Lopezis celebrating more recognition for her Hustle

The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards have been announced, with the 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar earning a nod.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo, previously nominated in 2003 for her performance in Maid in Manhattan, is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picturefor her acclaimed work in Hustlers.

Ana Navarrois celebrating her NAACP Image Awards nod…  

The 48-year-old Nicaraguan political commentator and her The View co-hosts are nominated in the Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble category.

Gloria Calderon Kellettis nominated in the Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for co-penning the “Ghosts” episode of Netflix’s One Day at a Time.

Bruno Mars, a four-time NAACP Image Award winner, is in the running for Outstanding Male Artist, a categorythe 34-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer won last year. 

Miguelis nominated alongside Alicia Keys…

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American singer and Keys are nominated in the Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration category for their single “Show Me Love.”

David Sanchez has earned some love…

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican jazz tenor saxophonist is nominated in the Outstanding Jazz Album for his latest studio effort, Carib.

Spanish chef José Andres, 50, is nominated in the Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional category for his latest book Vegetables Unleashed.

The Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature, and film and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Voting is now open to the public to determine winners.

The two-hour live televised awards show will air on BET on February 2 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

Here’s the list of categories with Latina/o nominees:


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
• Da’Vine Joy Randolph – “Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
• Janelle Monáe – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
• Jennifer Lopez – “Hustlers” (STX Films)
• Marsai Martin – “Little” (Universal Pictures)
• Octavia Spencer – “Luce” (Neon)


Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
• Angela Rye – “Young Gifted and Broke: A BET Town Hall” (BET Networks)
• Jada Pinkett Smith – “Red Table Talk” (Facebook Watch)
• Lester Holt – “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” (NBC)
• Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
• Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, Abby Huntsman, Ana Navarro – “The View” (ABC)


Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
• Cord Jefferson – “The Good Place” – Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy (NBC)
• Gloria Calderon Kellett, Mike Royce – “One Day at a Time” – Ghosts
• Jason Kim – “Barry” – Past=Present x Future Over Yesterday (HBO)
• Karen Gist, Peter Saji – “Mixed-ish” – Let Your Hair Down (ABC)
• Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” – Steve King’s Comments Meet Trevor Noah: Racism Detective (Comedy Central)


Outstanding Male Artist
• Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
• Khalid (RCA Records)
• Lil Nas X (Columbia Records)
• MAJOR. (BOE Music Group/EMPIRE)
• PJ Morton (Morton Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
• “Brown Skin Girl” – Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)
• “No Guidance” – Chris Brown feat. Drake (Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA Records)
• “Say So” – PJ Morton feat. JoJo (Morton Records/EMPIRE)
• “Shea Butter Baby” – Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole (Dreamville/Interscope Records)
• “Show Me Love” – Alicia Keys feat. Miguel (RCA Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album
• “Carib” – David Sanchez (Ropeadope)
• “Center of The Heart” – Najee (Shanachie)
• “Love & Liberation” – Jazzmeia Horn (Concord Jazz)
• “SoulMate” – Nathan Mitchell (Enm Music Group)
• “The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron” – Vanessa Rubin (Vanessa Rubin)


Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
• “Inspire Your Home: Easy, Affordable Ideas to Make Every Room Glamorous” – Farah Merhi (Tiller Press)
• “Letters to the Finishers (who struggle to finish)” – Candace E. Wilkins (New Season Books)
• “More Than Pretty: Doing the Soul Work that Uncovers Your True Beauty” – Erica Campbell (Howard Books)
• “Vegetables Unleashed” – José Andres (HarperCollins Publishers)
• “Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, And Opportunity For Black Women In America” – Karen Arrington (Author), Joanna Price (Illustrator), Sheryl Taylor (Forward) (Mango Publishing)

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