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52nd NAACP Image Awards Announcements and More!

52nd NAACP Image Awards Set to Air on BET on Saturday, March 27th at 8:00 PM ET, and to Simulcast Across Viacom CBS Networks for the First Time on CBS, BET Her, VH1, MTV, MTV2, and LOGO. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special.

The full-list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards were announced in a special virtual event on NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose, actress and singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan, and actor and singer TC Carson.

NAACP Image award-winning and Emmy-nominated talk show “The Real”, kicked-off the announcement revealing nominees in 15 categories ahead of the virtual event. 

With the rise in usage of streaming services this year, Netflix leads the nominations across the motion picture and television categories with 48 total nominations followed by HBO who received a total of 25 nominations.

Beyonce received the most nominations of any artist in the music recording categories with 6 and RCA Records leads with the most nominations across record labels with 12 nominations. For the literary categories HarperCollins Publishers lead with 9 nominations.

“We are excited to recognize and celebrate this year’s nominees, who at times throughout this unprecedented year have provided moments of levity, brought our communities together, and lifted our spirits through culture when we needed it the most,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. 

“BET shares the NAACP’s commitment to engage and empower our community, and we are proud to serve as partners on the 52nd Annual Image Awards,” said BET President Scott Mills. “The NAACP Image Awards uniquely honors our culture and community, recognizing those who help tell our stories through music, TV, movies, and literature. It is a distinct privilege for us to amplify the incredible work of the NAACP—and the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry—across our Viacom CBS properties.
The NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

Voting is now open to the public to determine the winners of the 52ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS by visiting www.naacpimageawards.net  – Voting close on Friday, March 5th.

Winners will be revealed during the 52st NAACP Image Awards telecast. Non-televised award categories will be announced virtually March 22-26.
 For all information and the latest news, please follow NAACP Image Awards on Instagram @NAACPImageAwards

Everyone Meet Ray “Quasi” Nelson

Announced on January 30 via twitter as the official Social Media Messenger for the 52nd #NAACPImageAwards is Musician, Producer and CEO of Synergy Camp, Inc – Ray “Quasi” Nelson. Follow Ray on Twitter. After the nominations were announced Quasi hosted an exclusive conversation via Clubhouse.

Click here for the full list of Nominees.

Entertainer of the Year
Regina King
Trevor Noah
Tyler Perry
Viola Davis

Social Justice Impact
April Ryan
Debbie Allen
Lebron James
Stacey Abrams
Tamika Mallory

 For all information and the latest news, please follow NAACP Image Awards on Instagram & Twitter

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