H.E.R. and Jill Scott to Perform at the NAACP Image Awards
JILL SCOTT AND H.E.R. SET TO PERFORM AT 51ST NAACP IMAGE AWARDS AIRING LIVE ON BET SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020, AT 8 P.M. E.S.T./7 P.M. C.S.T.
PRESENTERS TO INCLUDE ALICIA KEYS, JAMIE FOXX, JANELLE MONAE, TIFFANY HADDISH, STERLING K. BROWN, MORGAN FREEMAN, LENA WAITHE AND MORE
NAACP Five-Time Image Award Recipient Anthony Anderson Returns As Host
The NAACP announced Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters Jill Scott and H.E.R., along with Skip Marley, will perform on the 51st NAACP Image Awards special airing LIVE on BET on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 8pm/7c from Pasadena, California. The star-studded night will also feature appearances by Alicia Keys, Brie Larson, Dave Bautista, Evan Alex, Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monae, JB Smoove, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lena Waithe, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael B. Jordan, Morgan Freeman, Octavia Spencer, Robin Thede, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Sterling K. Brown, Tamron Hall, Tiffany Haddish and Winston Duke. Five-time NAACP Image Award-winner Anthony Anderson will return as host of this year’s awards program, marking his seventh consecutive year in the role.
Netflix has 42 total nominations, leading the television categories with 30, with an additional 12 in the motion picture categories. RCA Records leads in the music recording categories with 14, followed by Columbia Records and BMG with seven each. Universal Pictures leads the motion picture categories with 15 nominations, and Penguin Random House has eight nominations followed by HarperCollins with four in the literary categories.
Winners at the 51st NAACP Image Awards will be revealed during the LIVE TV special airing for the first time on BET.
As previously announced, global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur and philanthropist Rihanna will receive the President’s Award, and U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis (D-GA) will receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award during the ceremony.
The NAACP Image Awards is the pre-eminent multicultural awards show, from an African-American point of view. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
The 51st NAACP Image Awards is produced by Hudlin Entertainment and The Gurin Company. Executive Producers Reggie Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Co-Executive Producer Byron Phillips and Producer Robin Reinhardt.