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54th NAACP Image Awards to air February 25



The NAACP and BET have announced details for next year’s 54th NAACP Image Awards.

The ceremony will broadcast live on BET from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, February, 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It’ll mark the first time the show has taken place in front of an audience in three years.

The Image Awards will include three new categories: Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Make-up and Outstanding Costume Design. Nominees in all categories will be announced on January 12.

“Throughout the past year, we’ve witnessed Black artists showcasing our history and uplifting values of progressive change, while redefining genres and bringing our stories to the forefront of entertainment in so many innovative ways,” Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, says in a statement. “Black voices are necessary to continually inspire audiences around the world. We’re proud to once again provide a platform that both elevates and celebrates these voices through the 54th NAACP Image Awards.”

In the days leading up to the awards, the NAACP will host a range of activities in Los Angeles to celebrate achievements in film, television, music and literature.

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