Creed is in the running for six prizes after top brass at the 47th NAACP Image Awards unveiled their nominations on Tuesday, followed by Straight Outta Compton on five nods and Beasts Of No Nation on four.


Michael B Jordan will vie for the outstanding actor award for his work on Creed against Abraham Attah for Beasts Of No Nation, Chiwetel Ejiofor for Secret In Their Eyes, Michael Ealy for The Perfect Guy and Will Smith for Concussion.

The best actress contest pits Lauren ‘Keke’ Palmer of Brotherly Love against Sanaa Lathan for The Perfect Guy, Teyonah Parris for Chi-Raq, Viola Davis for Lila And Eve and Zoe Saldana for Infinitely Polar Bear.

Outstanding Documentary nominees are Amy, Dreamcatcher, In My Father’s House, The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution and What Happened, Miss Simone?

The winners will be announced on February 5, 2016. For the full list of nominees click here.