NAACP 52nd Image Awards Has Been Postponed

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The NAACP has rescheduled their Image award to Saturday, March 27 at 8 pm ET and will air live on BET. And the nominations will be announced on Wednesday, February 3rd, and the committee voting will close Wednesday, January 20th.

According to the press release, the following is a joint statement from Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice-Chair of the NAACP National Board of Directors and Chairman of the NAACP Image Awards Committee; Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET; Executive Producers Reggie Hudlin and Phil Gurin; Co-Executive Producer Byron Phillips; and Producer Robin Reinhardt.

“After careful consideration and guidance from health experts and state and local government, we have decided to reschedule the 52nd NAACP Image Awards to March 27, 2021.  As COVID-19 continues to ravage our country, particularly the African-American community, it is our utmost priority to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our staff, production teams, nominees, and all talent involved in this year’s awards ceremony.  We look forward to uplifting and celebrating our rich culture and the outstanding achievements of our nominees when it is safe to do so and we appreciate everyone’s understanding during these unprecedented times.” 

The nominee categories are separated by television, music, film, political activism, and streams. The cultural award show celebrates the service, talent, and achievement of people of color and is set to premier in March.