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NAACP Image Awards: 5 Of The Biggest Moments From Past Ceremonies

We haven’t stopped talking about these moments.

We are getting a little nostalgic as we get ready for the 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, where some of the most prominent Black stars in Hollywood will be honored for their outstanding performances in film, television, theatre, and music, and literature.

Due to COVID, it has now been scheduled to be virtual, but we still know it's going to be an amazing night full of unforgettable moments. Let's look back at some memorable moments from past ceremonies.

  • Luther Performs “A House Is Not a Home”

    At the 19th NAACP Image Awards, the late iconic singer gave an unforgettable performance of his classic single “A House Is Not A Home.” Dionne Warwick, who originally sang the record, sat in the audience during Luther’s showcase in amazement during the entire performance.

  • Rihanna Gives Impact Speech

    During her “President’s Award” acceptance speech at the 51st NAACP Image Awards, the star called for racial, religious, and cultural unity.

  • “Just Mercy” Receives The Award For Outstanding Motion Picture

    At the 2020 award ceremony, Destin Daniel Cretton’s legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx took home the award for “Outstanding Motion Picture” for the story about a lawyer Brian Stevens played by Jordan, who heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation.

  • Mo’Nique Wins Big at the 2010 Awards Show

    At the 41st NAACP Image Awards, Mo’Nique took home honor for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture” for her role in the Lee Daniels directed film, Precious.

  • Gabourey Sidibe

    The enchanting actress won one of the night’s biggest awards for her lead role in the Oscar-winning film Precious.

    Watch the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 8/9c.

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