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Tyler Perry leads NAACP Image nominations

LOS ANGELES -- The NAACP Image Awards' love for writer-director-producer-star Tyler Perry continues to flourish. Perry, his movies and TV series garnered 19 nominations Wednesday for the 42nd annual awards.

Two of his features -- "For Colored Girls" and "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" -- were nominated for best film of 2010.

Janet Jackson was nominated for best actress and Jill Scott for supporting actress for "Why Did I Get Married Too?" along with Michael Ealy for supporting actor and Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad and Whoopi Goldberg for supporting actress in "For Colored Girls."

On TV, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" was nominated for best comedy series, with David Mann being nominated for best actor in a comedy series for "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" and LaVan Davis nominated in the same category for "Tyler Perry's House of Payne."

Cassi Davis was nominated for best actress in a comedy series for "House of Payne," with Lamman Rucker ("Meet the Browns") and Lance Gross ("House of Payne") earning nods for supporting actor.

The awards will be handed out March 4 and telecast on Fox.

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