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Why Is Justin Timberlake An Honorary African-American?

Why Is Justin Timberlake An Honorary African-American?

And why is “The Kids Are All Right” nominated for best picture over “Night Catches Us”? Because of the brief appearance of Mark Ruffalo’s African-American girlfriend (a character I thought was actually questionable representation after Mia Wasikowska’s friend makes those racist comments at dinner)?

The weirdness that is the Tyler Perry Awards NAACP Award nominations, below:

Motion Picture
“For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
“Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)

Actor in a Motion Picture
Anthony Mackie – “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
Common – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jaden Smith – “The Karate Kid” (Columbia Pictures)
Morgan Freeman – “Red” (Summit Entertainment)

Actress in a Motion Picture
Halle Berry – “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)
Janet Jackson – “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)
Kerry Washington – “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
Queen Latifah – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Zoe Saldana – “The Losers” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Don Cheadle – “Brooklyn’s Finest” (Overture Films)
Idris Elba – “Takers” (Screen Gems)
Justin Timberlake – “The Social Network” (Columbia Pictures)
Michael Ealy – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
Samuel L. Jackson – “Mother and Child” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Anika Noni Rose – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
Kimberly Elise – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
Phylicia Rashad – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
Jill Scott – “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)
Whoopi Goldberg – “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

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