The Ultimate Watch Party

A List of Essentials for the Perfect 53rd NAACP Image Awards Watch Party

We’re counting down to the 53rd NAACP Image Awards and if you’re planning to host a great watch party, check out our lineup of “winners” for the perfect watch party!

Outstanding Television Special
Awards season is back and what better way to celebrate than to glam up your home for family and friends to enjoy a front-row seat to the 53rd NAACP Image Awards broadcasting live on BET at 8/7c.

Outstanding Runway Look
It’s not an official gathering unless you roll out the red carpet as your guests strut down the runway rocking their latest black-owned designer pieces. Be sure to capture photos and video for live footage. You can hashtag #NAACPImageAwards to see the hottest trends in black fashion and tune into this year’s 53rd NAACP Image Awards red carpet.

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Playlist
As guests arrive to rock the runway, play a mix of songs from this year’s Recording nominees to get the party started. Nominees can be found at

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Culinary)
Everyone loves to bring a plus one, or two, to the party, so it’s only right to spice up your evening with a gourmet twist of some of your favorite comfort foods and specialty drinks. Food and beverage is the best duo collaboration for any party.  Let the drinks settle and make a toast to all of the nominees and winners on their accomplishments throughout the night!

Outstanding Arts & Entertainment
Social gatherings are most fun when there’s are activities involved. Create custom ballots for each attendee to vote for who they believe will win each category. The winner takes home a prize and bragging rights for an outstanding performance for the night!

Entertainer of the Night
The air is lively, drinks are flowing and it’s time to announce the winner of the night’s special award. Yes, Entertainer of the Year is a special award but so is Entertainer of the Night.  Take a moment to shine the spotlight on the host, you, for celebrating our stories, our culture, and our excellence!

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, The 53rd NAACP Image Awards returns Saturday, February 26 at 8/7c on BET. It all starts Monday, February 21 at with nightly winners leading up to the final night. Follow the NAACP Image Awards on InstagramTwitter and YouTube, and use the exclusive hashtag #NAACPImageAwards to stay engaged during the live telecast.