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NAACP Image Awards

NAACP Image Awards

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  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Entertainment
  • Tags: celebrity

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The NAACP IMAGE AWARDS celebrates the accomplishments of people of color working in the fields of literature, music, television and film. The awards also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. The IMAGE AWARDS were first held on February 4, 1967 at the Beverly Hilton, first televised in 1974 and first broadcast live in 2007. The NAACP President's Award, chosen by the NAACP President and CEO, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include President Bill Clinton, Soledad O'Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, Van Jones, and most recently SCANDAL'S Kerry Washington.
Hosted by Anthony Anderson for the ninth consecutive year, the 53rd Annual NAACP IMAGE AWARDS premieres live on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 8-10pm ET (live)/PT (tape) on BET, with a simulcast on VH1, BET Her, MTV, TV Land, Comedy Central, Paramount, Logo, CMT, MTV2, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, and BET Soul.

Samuel L. Jackson will receive the Chairman's Award. Past honorees include John Lewis, Tyler Perry, then-Senator Barack Obama, Former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, Ruby Dee, The Neville Brothers, Bono, Danny Glover, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and last year's recipient civil rights movement icon Rev. James Lawson. the Chairman's Award honors those who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive the President's Award during the program, following past recipients like LeBron James, Rihanna, Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O'Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Muhammad Ali, among others. The President's Award is presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.

Presenters for the awards show include Issa Rae, Kerry Washington, LL Cool J, Michael Strahan, Morgan Freeman, Paula Patton, Questlove, Simu Liu, Tiffany Haddish, Zendaya, NAACP President Derrick Johnson and NAACP Board Chairman Leon W. Russell. Mary K. Blige performs.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Vicangelo Films (2012)
  • Produced by Hudlin Entertainment (2013-2020)
  • Produced by The Gurin Company (2013-2020)


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