2022 NAACP Image Awards: Will Smith Leads First Night of Non-Televised NAACP Image Awards!


By Evan L. Jackson 

The iconic actor Will Smith has won an NAACP Image Award! He wins for his autobiography “Will” for Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography.

This is the first night of the non-televised NAACP Image Awards.

The full list of winners from last night  can be found below:

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

“Long Division” - Kiese Laymon

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

“The 1619 Project:  A New Origin Story” - Nikole Hannah-Jones

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

“Just As I Am”  - Cicely Tyson

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography

“Will”- Will Smith

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

“Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business)” - Tabitha Brown

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

“Perfect Black”- Crystal Wilkinson

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

“Stacey’s Extraordinary Words” - Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

“Ace of Spades”- Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Outstanding Podcast – News and Information

Blindspot: “Tulsa Burning”

Outstanding Podcast – Arts and Entertainment

“Jemele Hill is Unbothered”

Outstanding Podcast – Society and Culture

“Jemele Hill is Unbothered”


Outstanding Podcast – Lifestyle / Self-Help

“Two Funny Mamas” - Sherri Shepherd & Kym Whitley


Special Award: Youth Activist of The Year

Channing Hill

You can see the NAACP Image Awards main ceremony LIVE this Saturday. February 26th on BET 5pm PT/

8pm EST hosted by Anthony Anderson


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