Mandela film gets NAACP nomination

Los Angeles - In a year rich with race-themed films, nominees for the NAACP Image Awards include ‘12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Lee Daniels' The Butler.’

The other contenders for outstanding motion picture announced on Thursday include ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ and ‘The Best Man Holiday.’

Idris Elba and Naomie Harris arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama 'Dome on Monday, November 11, 2013. Credit: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People vote on the NAACP Image Awards, which honour diversity in the arts.

The awards will be presented in a February 22 ceremony airing on the TV One cable channel. - Sapa-AP