Beginning in 1969 (and airing nationally beginning in 1974), the NAACP Image Awards are presented to outstanding people of color and others who promote social justice in the fields of film, television, music, and literature. There are also several honorary categories, including Entertainer of the Year.
Welcome to the 45th NAACP Image Awards, recognized as the preeminent multi-cultural awards show – from an African-American point of view. The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier multi-cultural awards show. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.