BEVERLY HILLS, CA (February 24, 2022) – Tonight, the NAACP announced the next round of winners during the fourth night of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards non-televised award categories, which featured categories across film and television, as well as the illustrious Humanitarian Award, which was presented to Darnella Frazier. The winners were revealed tonight during the NAACP Image Awards’ Virtual Experience presented by Wells Fargo and hosted by Affion Crockett at naacpimageawards.net and YouTube.
Tonight’s winners included Jazmine Sullivan for Outstanding Female Artist, Silk Sonic for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional), “The Harder They Fall” (The Motion Picture Soundtrack) for Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album, Anthony Hamilton for Outstanding Male Artist, Saweetie for Outstanding New Artist, “Essence”- Wizkid featuring Tems for Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album.
Darnella Frazier, was honored with the Humanitarian’s Award which was presented by NAACP Vice-Chair Karen Boykin-Towns, to celebrate her courage, and her sense of history, by recording the face of racist depravity that we still must expose.
The night additionally featured appearances from presenters including Lori Harvey, Matt Cedeno, and Melissa L. Williams.
The week-long 53rd NAACP Image Awards Virtual Experience from February 21-25, will invite fans to join the Image Awards in a celebration of the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 competitive categories.
The “53rd NAACP Image Awards,” hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards winner Anthony Anderson, will air Saturday, February 26 at 8:00 PM on BET, featuring a performance by nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and two-time Academy Award-nominated actress and producer Mary J. Blige.
The full list of winners from tonight can be found below:
Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
“Sounds from the Ancestors” – Kenny Garrett
Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal
“Generations”- The Baylor Project
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
“Help Me”- Tamala Mann feat. The Fellas
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
“Overcomer”- Tamela Mann
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)
Silk Sonic- “Leave the Door Open”
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)
Tobe Nwigwe Feat. Fat Nwigwe- “Fye Fye”
Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
“The Harder They Fall (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)” – JAY-Z & Jeymes Samuel
Outstanding International Song
“Essence”- Wizkid featuring Tems & Justin Bieber
Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“Essence”- Wizkid featuring Tems
Outstanding New Artist
Saweetie – “Best Friend” Ft. Doja Cat
Outstanding Male Artist
Anthony Hamilton – “Love Is The New Black”
Outstanding Female Artist
Jazmine Sullivan- “Heaux Tales”
Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
“Pick Up Your Feelings”- Jazmine Sullivan
Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song
“Fye Fye” – Tobe Nwigwe Feat. Fat Nwigwe
“Heaux Tales”- Jazmine Sullivan
Special Award: NAACP Humanitarian of the Year
Be sure to tune into the 53rd NAACP Awards Virtual Experience this week on naacpimageawards.net and YouTube, including:
● The non-televised awards program will be hosted nightly by actor and comedian Affion Crockett and celebrity presenters Aida Rodriquez, Asiahn Bryant, Clint Coley, Cory Hardrict, Courtney Nichole, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Derrick Johnson, Karen Boykin-Towns, Khleo Thomas, Lauren Wesley Wilson, Leon W. Russell, Lori Harvey, Luke Lawal, Jr., Marcel Spears, Matt Cedeno, Melissa L. Williams, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and Wisdom Cole.
● The Diaspora Perspectives series exploring the global nature of the film industry, the diversity of stories and experiences available on content platforms, featuring Nollywood, Ghollywood, and Britain’s biggest stars and innovators Koshie Mills, Tope Oshin, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Aml Ameen, Mamoudou Athie, and more.
The “53rd NAACP Image Awards” are presented by Wells Fargo and sponsored in part by AT&T Humanity of Connection, Google, T-Mobile, Bank of America, Gushers, FedEx, and Airbnb.
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