2022 NAACP Awards: Jennifer Hudson, Jimmie Allen, The Voice Noms

The full list of nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards and some of our favorite reality stars are up for awards. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, which will be hosted by Anthony Anderson, airing Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET.

American Idol 3 alum Jennifer Hudson is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Actress in a Motion Picture (for Respect) and Outstanding Duo Group or Collaboration for “Superstar” with Anthony Hamilton. The Aretha Franklin biopic she starred in, Respect, is up for Outstanding Motion Picture, and the movie soundtrack is nominated in the soundtrack/compilation album category.

Jimmie Allen from American Idol and Dancing with the Stars is nominated for Outstanding New Artist in the music category. On social media, Jimmie wrote, “I can’t find the words to describe the amount of gratitude, feelings of being seen and appreciated that comes with this nomination from @naacpimageaward When I started my journey in country music, my father told me in the beginning this is bigger than me.” He continued, “My dream is to create music I love and show people of color that Country Music is space we can enjoy also. Thanks country radio for supporting me and my music. Thank you to my team for working so hard to create opportunities to make what we are doing visible.”

NBC competitive reality show The Voice is nominated in the Outstanding Reality Show category, while DWTS alum, Alfonso Ribeiro is nominated for Outstanding Host.

See the FULL list of nominations HERE



Jennifer Hudson
Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Regina King
Tiffany Haddish

Outstanding Motion Picture

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures)
King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Films)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu Original / New Slate Ventures / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Roth-Krischenbaum Films)
Halle Berry – Bruised (Netflix)
Jennifer Hudson – Respect (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
Tessa Thompson – Passing (Netflix)
Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie (Netflix)


Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)
Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Sweet Life: Los Angeles (HBO Max)
The Voice (NBC)
Wild ‘n Out (VH1)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Alfonso Ribeiro – America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
Amber Ruffin – The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
Cedric The Entertainer – 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (CBS)
Iyanla Vanzant – Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)


Outstanding New Artist

Cynthia Erivo – Ch. 1 Vs. 1 (Verve Records / UMG Recordings)
Jimmie Allen – Bettie James Gold Edition (BBR Music Group)
Saweetie – Best Friend feat. Doja Cat (ICY / Warner Records)
Tems – If Orange Was A Place (RCA Records / Since ’93)
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us (Capitol Records)

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

Coming 2 America (Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Eddie Murphy, Craig Brewer, Kevin Misher, Randy Spendlove, Jeff Harleston, Brittney Ramsdell (Def Jam Recordings)
Judas and the Black Messiah (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Mark Isham and Craig Harris (WaterTower Music)
Respect (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Jason Michael Webb and Stephen Bray (Epic Records)
The Harder They Fall (The Motion Picture Soundtrack) – JAY-Z and Jeymes Samuel (Geneva Club / Roc Nation Records, LLC)
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Music from the Motion Picture) – Salaam Remi, Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq, Warren “E” Felder, Downtown Trevor Brown (Warner Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

Anthony Hamilton feat. Jennifer Hudson – “Superstar” (My Music Box LLC / BMG)
Chlöe x Halle – “Georgia On My Mind” (Columbia Records / Parkwood)
Jazmine Sullivan feat. H.E.R. – “Girl Like Me” (RCA Records)
Leela James feat. Anthony Hamilton – “Complicated (Remix)” (SheSangz Music, Inc. / BMG)
Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open” (Atlantic / Aftermath)

Recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective, the 53rd NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 competitive categories spanning film, television + streaming, music, literature, and podcasts.

Voting is now open to the public to determine the winners of the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” by visiting www.naacpimageawards.net – Voting closes on February 5, 2022.

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