Jaden Smith vs Denzel Washington at the NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image Award nominations places Denzel Washington and Jaden Smith head to head in the Outstanding Actor Category.

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Thrust into the limelight in The Karate Kid , Jaden Smith has impressed critics and his own dad Will, with his ability to undertake a challenging role alongside Jackie Chan.

Denzel Washington also received a nomination for his portrayal of Eli in a post apocalyptic world: The Book of Eli . The interesting thing about this line up is how reletavily inexperienced Jaden is compared to Denzel.

With a long career in acting, Denzel Washington is an iconic star, and is often nominated (and wins) for Awards.

Other actors competitin in this category is rapper Common in Just Wright, Morgan Freeman in Red and lesser known star Anthony Mackie in Night Catches Us

The NAACP Image Awards at a glance

The NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. - NAACP Image Awards

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