40th NAACP Awards: Jennifer Hudson Receives 7 Noms, Plus Noms for Fantasia, Jordin Sparks, Rickey Minor

Jennifer Hudson received 7 nods when nominations for the 40th NAACP awards were announced today. The awards will be handed out February 12 in Los Angeles and will air on FOX.

Jennifer received noms in both the recording and motion picture categories: New Artist, Female Artist, Duo Group or Collaboration (with Fantasia Barrino for their duet “I’m His Only Woman” from Jennifer’s album), Music Video (“Spotlight”), Song (“Spotlight”), Album, and Supporting Actress (Secret Life of Bees)

Jordin Sparks received a nod for “No Air”, competing in an Idol! Smackdown! in the Duo Group or Collaboration category with Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia Barrino.

Simon Cowell X Factor protoge, Leona Lewis, will also battle it out with Jennifer in the New Artist category.

American Idol music director, Rickey Minor is nominated in the Literary Work ‘ Non-Fiction category for his book, From Dreams to Destiny.

And in the not-a-chance-in-hell department, American Idol, Season 7 is nominated for Outstanding Reality Series, and Idol Gives Back for Outstanding Variety Series or Special.

Good luck to all the Idols!

See the list of noms, after the jump…

Outstanding New Artist
¢ Anthony David (Soulbird/Universal Republic)
¢ Estelle (Atlantic/Homeschool)
¢ Jazmine Sullivan (J Records)
¢ Jennifer Hudson (Arista)
¢ Leona Lewis (J Records/Syco)

Outstanding Female Artist
¢ Alicia Keys (J Records)
¢ Beyoncà © (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
¢ Jennifer Hudson (Arista)
¢ Mariah Carey (Island Def Jam)
¢ Rihanna (Island Def Jam)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
¢ Anthony David & India.Arie (Soulbird/Universal Republic)
¢ Estelle feat. Kanye West (Atlantic/Homeschool)
¢ Jennifer Hudson feat. Fantasia (Arista)
¢ Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown (Jive/Zomba)
¢ Natalie Cole/ Nat …King Cole (DMI Records)

Outstanding Music Video
¢ …If I Were A Boy ‘ Beyoncà © (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
¢ …Single Ladies ‘ Beyoncà © (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
¢ …Spotlight ‘ Jennifer Hudson (Arista)
¢ …Superwoman ‘ Alicia Keys (J Records)
¢ …Yes We Can ‘ Will.i.am (Will.i.am Music Group/Interscope)

Outstanding Song
¢ …Greenlight ‘ John Legend (Columbia Records)
¢ …Single Ladies ‘ Beyoncà © (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
¢ …Spotlight ‘ Jennifer Hudson (Arista)
¢ …Superwoman ‘ Alicia Keys (J Records)
¢ …Yes We Can ‘ Will.i.am (Will.i.am Music Group/Interscope)

Outstanding Album
¢ Beyoncà © ‘ …I Am ¦Sasha Fierce (MusicWorld/ColumbiaRecords)
¢ Jennifer Hudson ‘ …Jennifer Hudson (Arista)
¢ Kanye West ‘ …808 & Heartbreaks (Island Def Jam)
¢ Ne-Yo ‘ …Year of the Gentleman (Island Def Jam)
¢ Seal ‘ …Soul (Warner Bros. Records)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
¢ Alicia Keys ‘ …The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)
¢ Beyoncà © Knowles ‘ …Cadillac Records (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures)
¢ Jennifer Hudson ‘ …The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)
¢ Sophie Okonedo ‘ …The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)
¢ Taraji P. Henson ‘ …The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount)

Outstanding Literary Work ‘ Non-Fiction
¢ …Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom ‘ Cornel West (Smiley Books)
¢ …Letter to My Daughter ‘ Maya Angelou (Random House)
¢ …Moving to Higher Ground ‘ Wynton Marsalis, Geoffrey Ward (Random House)
¢ …The Sea is So Wide And My Boat Is So Small ‘ Marian Wright Edelman (Hyperion)
¢ …There No Traffic on the Extra Mile: Lessons on the Road
¢ “From Dreams to Destiny ‘ Rickey Minor (Gotham Books)

Outstanding Reality ‘ (Series)
¢ …American Idol 7 (FOX)
¢ …Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
¢ …Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is (BET)
¢ …Project Runway (Bravo)

Outstanding Variety ‘ (Series or Special)
¢ …American Idol 7: Idol Gives Back (FOX)
¢ …BET Awards ‹08 (BET)
¢ …Chris Rock ‘ Kill the Messenger (HBO)
¢ …Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam (HBO)
¢ …Run House 5 (MTV)

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