UNCSA has several alumni connections to the 54th NAACP Image Awards, which honors achievements by people of color in culture and entertainment. The awards will air live on Saturday, Feb. 25, on BET Network.
School of Drama alumnus Jonathan Majors (B.F.A. ’12) is nominated in the outstanding actor in a motion picture category for his role in the military drama “Devotion.” This is the only NAACP Image Award nomination connected to the project this year.
Jada Pinkett Smith, who attended the School of Drama, is nominated as an outstanding host in a talk or news/information series or special for “Red Table Talk” on Facebook Watch. The show itself is also nominated in the outstanding talk series category.
The NAACP Image Awards were established in 1967 to honor outstanding Black actors, writers, producers and directors, and to recognize those working in Hollywood who support those artists. Now spanning 76 categories, the NAACP Image Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, including film, television, digital media, music and literature. The prestigious award franchise also honors individuals and groups that promote social justice. Special honorary awards, including the Chairman’s Award, the President’s Award, the Vanguard Award, the Jackie Robinson Sports Award, and the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame extol exceptional individuals and organizations for distinguished public service and have included Gordon Parks, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama and more.
Information in this release reflects what could be obtained by press time; updates will be made with additional connections as they are brought to our attention.
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January 18, 2023