How to Watch the 53rd NAACP Image Awards Tonight (2/26/22): Time, Channel, Free Live Stream
The 53rd NAACP Image Awards will air at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 26 on BET.
Some of the awards were given out last week in virtual, non-televised ceremonies, including for outstanding literary work in eight categories and outstanding podcast in four categories.
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The awards recognize outstanding performance in film, television, theater, music and literature.
Actor Anthony Anderson will host the show. He plays in “Black-ish” and embodies Det. Kevin Bernard in the ‘Law & Order’ reboot. Anderson is a seven-time winner of the NAACP Image Award.
People scheduled to make appearances include Mary J. Blige, Affion Crockett, Kerry Washington, LL Cool J, Lori Harvey, Matt Cedeno, Michael Strahan, Simu Liu, Tiffany Haddish and more.
Samuel L. Jackson will receive the NAACP President’s Award and Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Project 1619, will receive the Social Justice Impact Award, according to BET.
Some of the nominations include:
- Artist of the Year: Lil Nas X, Jennifer Hudson, Megan Thee Stallion, Regina King and Tiffany Haddish.
- Outstanding Film: “Judas and the Black Messiah”, “King Richard”, “Respect”, “The Harder They Fall” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”.
- Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth;” Jonathan Majors, “The More They Fall”; Lakeith Stanfield, “Judas and the Black Messiah”; Mahershala Ali, “Swan Song”; and Will Smith, “King Richard”.
- Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Andra Day, “America vs. Billie Holiday;” Halle Berry, “Bruised”; Jennifer Hudson, “Respect”; Tessa Thompson, “Passing by”; and Zendaya, “Malcolm & Mary.”
- Best animated films: “Encanto”, “Luca”, “Raya and The Last Dragon”, “Sing 2” and “Vivo”.
You can see all the nominations here.