AWARD-WINNING TALK SHOW “THE REAL” TO ANNOUNCE 15 CATEGORIES ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
On Tuesday, February 2nd at 10:00 am PT / 1:00pm ET, the nominees for this year’s 52nd NAACP Image Awards will be announced virtually on the NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram. Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose (Jingle Jangle, Power), actress and singer Chloe Bailey (Grown-ish and Chloe x Halle), actress Erika Alexander (John Lewis: Good Trouble, Living Single), actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan (P-Valley), and actor and singer TC Carson (Living Single) will be presenting the nominees via Instagram. Tune-in and share the excitement at www.instagram.com/NAACPImageAwards!
In advance of the virtual event, the NAACP Image Awards-winning and Emmy-nominated talk show “The Real” led by hosts Garcelle Beauvais, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai will exclusively reveal nominees in 15 categories for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards on Tuesday, February 2nd ahead of the nominations announcement. “The Real” airs in national syndication, including on Fox Television Stations (check local listings).
Recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective, the NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and
performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work.
The 52nd NAACP Image Awards will air on BET Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET. Non-televised award categories will live stream over five nights March 22-26, 2021. The virtual ceremonies will recognize winners in more than 60 non-televised award categories in the fields of television and streaming, music, literature, film, and activism.
Immediately following the announcement, the press release and a full nominations list will be on naacpimageawards.net and the NAACP Image Awards’ social media platforms. Select clips of each participant will be available as well.
The 52nd NAACP Image Awards is sponsored in part by Wells Fargo, FedEx and Alaska Airlines.
Anika Noni-Rose, Actress and singer, Jingle Jangle, Power
Chloe Bailey, Actress and singer, Grown-ish, Chloe x Halle
Erika Alexander, Actress, John Lewis: Good Trouble, Living Single
Nicco Annan, Actor, dancer, and choreographer, P-Valley
TC Carson, Actor and singer, Living Single
Derrick Johnson, President & CEO, NAACP
Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice Chair, National Board of Directors, NAACP
Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
10:00 am (PT)
Instagram Handle: @NAACPImageAwards
10:00 am – Recording Categories
- Outstanding Male Artist
- Outstanding Female Artist
- Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song
- Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
- Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
- Outstanding New Artist
- Outstanding Album
10:15 am – Television + Streaming Categories
ERIKA ALEXANDER & TC CARSON
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Comedy Series
10:30 am – Television + Streaming Categories
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Drama Series
10:45 am – Motion Picture Categories
- Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in Motion Picture
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in Motion Picture
- Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
- Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
- Outstanding Motion Picture
- Entertainer of the Year
There will be a variety of press opportunities leading up to the show on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
Media interested in interviews and covering the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, please complete the following application: https://forms.gle/WWRz8BWaHsMvnpXU9
Please note: the deadline to apply for media opportunities is March 5, 2021 at 12pm PT.
Marc K. Banks
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