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Chandra Wilson, Chris Columbus, Dee Rees Among Tisch Alumni Nominated for NAACP Image Awards

The annual NAACP Image Awards honor achievements in literature, music, television and movies, and sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - the oldest and largest civil rights organization. The Tisch School of the Arts community celebrates this year's nominees:

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture
Pariah (Focus Features), Dee Rees '07 (MFA, Kanbar, Film), writer/director
The Help (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures), Michael Barnathan '80 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV) & Dean's Council member Chris Columbus ’80 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), producers
Tower Heist (Universal Pictures) – Brett Ratner '90 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), director

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Bryce Dallas Howard '03 (Drama), The Help (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Kinyarwanda, Alrick Brown '08 (MFA, Kanbar, Film), writer/director

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
Dee Rees '07 (MFA, Kanbar, Film), Pariah (Focus Features)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Seith Mann '02 (MFA, Kanbar, Film), Dexter [episode: Get Gellar] (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
Dee Rees '07 (MFA, Kanbar, Film), Pariah (Focus Features)

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Dean's Council member Martin Scorsese '64/'68/Hon. '92, director

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson '91 (BFA, Drama), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)