NAACP IMAGE AWARDS UNVEILS THIRD ROUND OF WINNERS DURING THE 53RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS NON-TELEVISED VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

NIGHT THREE WINNERS INCLUDE JADA PINKETT SMITH, TREVOR NOAH, MAYA RUDOLPH, LETITIA WRIGHT, CREE SUMMERS, AND MORE! ROY WILKINS CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD RECOGNIZES THE MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS and TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS APPEARANCES FROM AIDA RODRIGUEZ, COURTNEY NICHOLE AND KHLEO THOMAS.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (February 23, 2022) – Tonight, the NAACP celebrated the third night of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards announcing the next round of winners in the non-televised award categories, which featured categories short form series, directing and writing across film and television, as well as the returning Roy Wilkins Civil Rights Award, which was presented to members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Texas House Democratic Caucus, and Texas Legislative Black Caucus. 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 Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Willow Smith (Red Table Talk) for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble, Trevor Noah for Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble, Maya Rudolph for Outstanding Guest Performance (Saturday Night Live), Family Reunion for Outstanding Children’s Program, Danny Boyd Jr. (Bruised) for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture, “The Harder They Fall” for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, 7 Prisoners for Outstanding International Motion Picture.

Members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Texas House Democratic Caucus, and Texas Legislative Black Caucus were honored with the Roy Wilkins Civil Rights Award by NAACP Chair, Leon. W. Russell, for their commitment to fighting for justice, protecting voting rights and encouraging full participation in the political process. This year marks the first time since 1993 that the NAACP presented the award.

The night additionally featured appearances from presenters including Khleo Thomas, Courtney Nichole, and Aida Rodriguez.

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 Talk Series

“Red Table Talk”

 

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Willow Smith- “Red Table Talk”

 

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

“Wild ‘n Out”

 

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Trevor Noah- “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

 

Outstanding Variety or Game Show (Series or Special)

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

 

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

“The ReidOut”

 

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

“High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America”

 

Outstanding Children’s Program

“Family Reunion”

 

Outstanding Animated Series

“We The People”

 

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)

Cree Summer-  “Rugrats”

 

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture

Letitia Wright- “Sing 2”

 

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Danny Boyd Jr.- “Bruised”

 

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)

Jeymes Samuel- “The Harder They Fall”

 

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

“The Harder They Fall”

 

Outstanding International Motion Picture

7 Prisoners

 

Outstanding Guest Performance

Maya Rudolph- “Saturday Night Live”

 

Special Award: Roy Wilkins Civil Rights Award
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Texas House Democratic Caucus, and Texas Legislative Black Caucus

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.

For all information and the latest news, please follow NAACP Image Awards on Instagram @NAACPImageAwards.

NAACP

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

 

In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP.

 

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.

 

About BET:

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

 

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