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.’

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