NAACP Image Awards to air February 26

The NAACP Image Awards will return with an in-person ceremony, airing live February 26 on BET.

Four new podcast categories have been added to this year’s ceremony, include Outstanding News and Information Podcast; Outstanding Lifestyle/Self-Help Podcast; Outstanding Society and Culture Podcast; and Outstanding Arts and Entertainment Podcast.

The NAACP Image Awards traditionally honors achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 categories, including film, television, music and literature.

“Black artists over the past year have not only showcased our history and uplifted values of progressive change, but have also redefined genres and brought our stories to the screen in so many creative ways,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. “Now more than ever, we need Black voices to push the envelope, educate, and inspire audiences around the world. We’re proud to once again provide a space that both elevates and celebrates these voices through the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.”

Nominations for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards will be announced on January 11.

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