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Jan 19, 2022

53rd NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

The Annual NAACP Image Awards have announced their 2022 nominees.

The nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced during a virtual event on NAACP’s Instagram channel, hosted by actress and musician Kyla Pratt, “Black-ish” actor Marcus Scribner and singer-songwriter Tinashe. Recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective, the 53rd NAACP Image Awards” celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 competitive categories spanning film, television + streaming, music, literature, and podcasts. Winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, which will be hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards Winner Anthony Anderson, airing Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET.


  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Lil Nas X
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Regina King
  • Tiffany Haddish

    Outstanding Motion Picture

  • Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
  • The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Films)

    Outstanding Comedy Series

    • `black-ish (ABC)
    • Harlem (Amazon Studios)
    • Insecure (HBO)
    • Run the World (Starz)
    • The Upshaws (Netflix)

    Outstanding Drama Series

    • 9-1-1 (FOX)
    • All American (The CW)
    • Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)
    • Pose (FX Network)
    • Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

    NETFLIX LEADS WITH 52 NOMINATIONS. Check out The NAACP Awards for a full list of nominees.

    BET and the NAACP place the health and safety of attendees, staff, vendors, and partners first. Due to the ever-changing developments with COVID-19 and variants, the powerful night in Black excellence will continue to move forward without an in-person audience in a not-to-be-missed event.

    Voting is now open to the public to determine the winners of the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” by visiting – Voting closes on February 5, 2022.