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The 54th annual NAACP Awards air live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday (Feb. 25) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET.
The NAACP Awards will be held in front of a live studio audience for the first time in three years. Marking another milestone, Queen Latifah will become the first solo female host since Diana Ross helmed the ceremony in 2000.
Keep reading for nominees and presenters, plus ways to watch and stream from anywhere.
How to Watch the NAACP Awards: Ways to Stream
The 2023 NAACP Awards will broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT. The show will air on BET and simulcast on MTV, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian, TV Land and VH1.
No cable? No worries! Viewers can stream the NAACP Awards on platforms like Philo, Fubo, Sling, Direct TV Stream, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.
If you’re looking for the best streaming deal, Philo offers a free trial for the first week. The subscription costs $25 after the free trial and gets you access to cable channels such as BET, A&E, AMC, ID Network, Lifetime, Food Network, HGTV, MTV, OWN, TLC, WE tv and VH1.
Fubo and DirecTV Stream provide free trials as well and Sling is currently $20 for the first month. Viewers streaming internationally can use ExpressVPN.
NAACP Awards Nominees & Presenters
This year’s nominees include Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Steve Lacy, SZA, Drake, Ari Lennox, Mary J. Blige, Jasmine Sullivan, Chris Brown, Chloe Bailey, Burna Boy and Wizkid.
Bey and Lamar lead the music categories with five nods each, while Netflix and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever landed the most nominations with 12 and 15 nods respectively.
Angela Bassett, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Mike Epps, Dule Hill, Quinta Brunson, Loretta Devine, Kenan Thompson, Maya Rudolph, Brian Tyree Henry, Tyler James Williams, Sherly Lee Ralph, Janelle James, Tachina Arnold and Tracee Ellis Ross are among the nominees across acting categories.
Euphoria, Abbot Elementary, Atlanta, Rap Shi!t, Blackish, Bel-Air, Bridgerton, Queen Sugar, P-Valley, The Best-Man: The Final Chapters,Till, Emancipation and The Woman King were also nominated.
Presenters include Issa Rae, Kerry Washington, Taye Diggs, Letitia Wright, Janelle Monáe and Jonathon Majors.
Gabriel Union and Dwyane Wade will be honored with the President’s Award during the ceremony. Previous recipients include Rihanna, Jay-Z, LeBron James and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.